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Jewel Box

Jewel-tone blues, golds, and browns in subtle tone-on-tones create a rich wall hanging. Fussy-cutting striped fabric makes the Aster blocks pop. Fabrics are from the Renaissance Garden collection by Jinny Beyer for RJR Fabrics.


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Inspired by Seeing Stripes from designer Victoria Findlay Wolfe of Bumble Beans, Inc.
 Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

Depending on your stripes, you may need more or less than yardages specified below. Before purchasing a striped fabric, cut out paper templates of Pattern A and lay them out on your chosen stripes to determine how much you need.

2⁄3 yard each gold stripe and blue stripe (blocks)
1⁄3 yard each mottled rust, mottled tan-and-turquoise, mottled brown, and mottled gold (blocks)
1⁄4 yard mottled blue (appliqués)
1⁄2 yard each blue print and dark blue print (appliqué foundations)
5⁄8 yard gold paisley (sashing, inner border)
7⁄8 yard black-and-blue floral (outer border, binding)
1⁄8 yard turquoise paisley (border)
3-1⁄8 yards backing fabric
56" square batting
Freezer paper
Spray starch
Clear monofilament thread

Finished quilt: 47-3⁄4" square
Finished blocks: 20-1⁄2" square

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.
Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.