Faceted Jewels for K & D

Step One Completed

This is a progress report on the Wedding Quilt for DH’s sister and her sweetie, which I’m making with the Faceted Jewels pattern, and a big mess o batik fabrics.  (Thanks Carol and all, the rolls of strips are fabulous!)

So far so good.  I passed Step 0, the sewing test ( to measure seam allowance taken.) Thanks to the Swiss precision people at Bernina,  my quarter inch foot, and where I place fabrics under it, produce lovely quarter inch seams.

Step 1 required sewing long strips together, then cutting them apart into two-patches, then making four-patches.

DH calmly matched up pairs of dark and light two-patches from the big pile this morning, while I matched up and sewed dark with medium four-patches.   I’m glad that the brother of the bride has a contribution to this project, too.

I managed to put dark with light, and dark with mediums, and sew, press, cut, sew and press until I have this large collection of four-patches.

Now, we’ve got:

  • 206 dark with medium two-patches set aside for the border
  • 96 light with dark four-patches
  • 17 dark with medium four-patches

I put the four-patches in rows on the work table to show the variety of colors that I’ve chosen, but I have yet to know how all these four-patches fit into the final quilt top.  So far, no frog-stitching  (Rip it! Rip it!) or un-sewing.

So far so good.  On to Step 2.  I still have more than 10 months to finish.


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4 Responses to Faceted Jewels for K & D

  1. Mary Nelson says:

    Beautiful colors! I can’t wait to see the end result. And I know it will be great because Glad Creations makes the best quilting patterns there are! With attention to detail and excellent directions, I have never been disappointed in any of the quilts I’ve made using their patterns. Lucky Bride and Groom!

  2. Sheila says:

    How beautiful! I’m eager to see more, keep posting!

  3. Connie says:

    Wow! You’re making such good progress. It looks beautiful.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Thanks… DH said something like “at this rate, you’ll get it done this summer”. We’ll see.

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