Explore the Many Personalities of the Jewel Box Quilt

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Be Inspired by These Colorful Examples!

The “Jewel Box Quilt” is an old pattern that begs to be experimented with. The quilt is usually made from jewel tone fabrics against a contrasting background, often black. The vivid colors pop against the black and glow like jewels.





 

Jewel Box Quilt

Image courtesy of About.com.

Batik fabrics are very effective for the colored pieces, which are often placed randomly.

Jewel Box QuiltPhoto courtesy of Mary’s Quilting Notes.

Beautifully artistic quilts can be created by planning out the color placement.

Jewel Box Quilt

Photo courtesy of Pinterest and MoonlightQuilters.org.

Notice how small scale prints can be mixed in to good effect.

Jewel Box Quilt

Photo courtesy of Wedding Dress Blue.

Look what happens when you put the colorful blocks on a light or white background. The results are just as magical.

Jewel Box Quilt

Photo of Sharon’s quilt courtesy of Carla on the MyQuiltPlace.com forum.

Jewel Box QuiltBy Silly Lil’ Doe.

There’s a lot of room to play with borders, too.

Jewel Box Quilt

Photo courtesy of Quilters Club of America.

Jewel Box Quilt

Photo courtesy of pattejik.com.

It’s always an option to use a few beautifully coordinated colors. Solids, batiks and small scale prints all work well, depending on the effect you want to achieve.

Jewel Box Quilt

Photo courtesy of SandraDea62 on Craftsy.

The pattern can easily be downsized, too. Just make a few blocks and put a fun border around them.

Jewel Box Quilt

Photo courtesy of pattejik.com.

What will you do with the “Jewel Box Quilt” pattern? Whatever you decide is sure to be an interesting and fun project!

Click here for the free “Jewel Box Quilt” tutorial.

 

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