Nature’s Jewels

Nature's Jewels Block of the Month Pattern

Nature’s Jewels Block of the Month Pattern

Nature’s Jewels Corrections and Clarifications

  • If you have begun construction of your quilt and arrived at Part 4, please note that on Page 19, Step 3, the crosscuts for the V/W segments are 4 7/8″ as stated in the written instructions and in the caption (not as shown in the illustration).
  • On the same page, Step 4, the Z squares are from Fabric #10 (not Fabric #1 as stated).  I must have been having an off day when reviewing Page 19!!!
  • It was just pointed out to me that I changed the value of the Dark Mustard large triangles in the outer border on Page 43, Part 12.  Hopefully this didn’t prevent anyone from completing the quilt, but here are the 2 corrected illustrations – for Steps 5 and 6 (Step 7 is just a mirror image of Step 6):
Correct Coloring for Outer Border

Correct Coloring for Outer Border

Outer Side Border Color Correction

Outer Side Border Color Correction

Laurie’s Sewing and Quilting Tips

As promised, here are the first few tips that will give extra insight into making Nature’s Jewels 2013 Block of the Month.  The tips are not essential for completing the quilt – they’re just meant to give more information and a more thorough explanation of some of the techniques, for those of you who’d like to understand more about quilting.  Check back for additional tips soon to arrive!

Determining Right/Wrong Side of Batiks and Dyed Fabrics For those of you about to begin your Nature’s Jewels quilt and for those of you just curious – here is my tip about how to know which side of your batik or hand-dyed fabric to use as the face-up side

Those Dreaded Dog Ears!  No matter how many triangles you have sewn, when faced with determining the correct size of a dog ear, are you still unsure how much of an overhang there should be? Here is my explanation that will clear things up for you.

6 Responses to Nature’s Jewels

  1. Jane says:

    Laurie, we are having a wonderful time making Nature’s Jewels as Block of the Month. On page 19, you state at the top “check out my tips on sewing and pressing stripsets before you continue”. I cannot find anything about that and I have searched ALL OVER. Do you have any tips?

  2. Linda says:

    I ordered this as a Block of the Month through Today’s Quilting, and tomorrow I leave for a 5 day quilt retreat, and am going to work on THIS quilt, I’m so excited, gorgeous colors, easy to follow instructions!!! YAY !

  3. Tish Elmore says:

    I’m really enjoying nature’s jewels block of the month. I’m already looking forward to quilting it! Do you have a suggestion for the thread color I should use for my quilt design?

    • Tish and Dette,
      I have taken photos of the quilting the I worked out with my quilter, Carrie Peterson. She did a great job and I want to share them with everyone. She used thread to blend in with each fabric – that means she used about 13 different colors! And she used thread to match on the back. I love the King Tut variegated threads, and I also use the Silk Finish cotton from Mettler.

      I hope to get the photos up soon, but you know how it is near the holidays. Plus I’m trying to write directions for 4 new patterns. How should I prioritize???

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