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Jewel Mine.

Quilt Designed & Made by Kymberly Pease

Finished Quilt Size 56" x 64"

Planning, Marking & Cutting

Unearth a gorgeous gem of a quilt by piecing strips and cutting them into triangular units. The way that the units are put together creates an illusion of depth, like a stack of brilliant cut jewels.

The A, B and Br patches are cut from templates. To prepare templates, trace on template plastic, including seam lines, grain lines, and match points. Cut out directly on outer lines. Make small holes at match points using an awl or large needle.

The A templates are cut from pieced bands, as shown in Diagrams I-A-I-C. You can cut 4 of each unit from a band, as long as the width of fabric is at least 42". The cutting will be tight and there is little room for error! If you want to cut the units from fabric that is not 42" wide, or if you'd like some insurance in case of cutting errors, purchase an extra 1/4 yard of each fabric and make an additional band in each colorway. Mark match points from the A template on the wrong side of each of the units after cutting.

Br is the reverse of template B. Place the B and Br templates right side down on wrong sides of appropriate fabrics; mark around templates. Cut out fabric patches and transfer match points to wrong sides of each.

Use an accurate 1/4" seam allowance throughout to ensure all elements of the quilt fit together well. Handle all bias edges carefully to avoid distortion.

Shop (*)

* Black batik

2 1/8 yds. for piecing and binding

* Sage batik and magenta batik

1 5/8 yds. each for piecing

* Template plastic

* Backing

3 7/8 yds.

* Batting

64" x 72"

(*) Based on fabric with at least 42" of usable width. Read Planning, Cutting & Marking.

Cut

Patches are lettered in order of use. Cut largest patches first. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances.

* Black batik

10 strips 4 1/2" x width of fabric (WOF)

7 strips 2 1/2" x WOF (binding)

4 each Template B and Br

* Sage batik and magenta batik--cut from each:

10 strips 4 1/2" x WOF

2 each Template B and Br

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Bali Batiks collection by Hoffman California Fabrics.

Sew

1 Referring to Diagram I-A, sew together black batik 4 1/2" x WOF strips with sage batik 4 1/2" x WOF strip to make Band 1. Make 5. Cut Band 1's into 20 unit 1's and 20 unit 2's as shown, using Template A.

In same way, referring to Diagram I-B, make 5 band 2's using magenta and sage 4 1/2" x WOF strips as shown. Cut into 20 unit 3's and 20 unit 4's using Template A as shown.

Similarly, make 5 Band 3's as shown in Diagram I-C and cut into 20 unit 5's and 20 unit 6's using Template A.

2 Note: Refer to Assembly Diagram for this step, carefully watching unit placement and orientation. Sew 8 vertical rows of 15 units each as shown. Stitch B's and Br's to top and bottom of vertical rows in colors indicated. Stitch vertical rows together.

3 Layer, baste and quilt. Kymberly machine quilted different continuous motifs in each section of color. Bind with black batik.

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Date:Oct 1, 2018
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