We’re strolling down the aisle with the first part of the Eight Carat Quilt, the Sapphire Block. It’s the large center block on this beautiful eight-point star made of triangles, and today we’re sharing the FREE cutting instructions and Triangles on a Roll amounts needed to get started. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Triangles on a Roll Quilts Book for complete pattern instructions.
Block 1 Cutting Instructions
Who’s Quilting Along?
Our quilty staffers are sewing up this quilt in their favorite fabrics.
Quilt Along Schedule
The quilt is divided into three parts. Every two weeks, we’ll release new cutting instructions for that part. The free cutting instructions specify the exact fabric and triangle paper amounts needed for this quilt. When paired with the book, you’ll have all the information you need to make it. The quilt is divided into three parts – the center block, outer blocks, and finishing. Here are the release dates:
Part I: Sapphire Block, cutting instructions – September 3
Part II: Jade Blocks cutting instructions – September 17
Part III: Finishing and Backing, cutting instructions – October 1
About the Book
Triangles on a Roll Quilts has 16 quilt patterns that are picture-perfect thanks to Triangles on a Roll™ triangle paper. The designs cover eight different sizes of Triangles on a Roll™, from little to large.
The Sapphire Block
The Sapphire Block is one of our favorites! It packs a big punch with 4″ half-square triangle units. We love it so much that we put it on the cover and made the Sapphire Quilt Kit featuring Sugarcreek by Corey Yoder. This lovely star block quilt is 84.5″ square. With Corey Yoder’s cheerful vintage fabrics, it’s a match made in heaven.
Here’s a picture of the quilt on the long arm machine, getting all gussied up.
About the Quilt
The Eight Carat Quilt finishes at 60.5″ square and has a 24″ center block. It uses 1.25 yards of prints or solids, along with some background fabric and two sizes of Triangles on a Roll. Triangles on a Roll™ triangle paper allows you to create perfectly accurate half-square triangle units in any size and amount you need. Unroll and cut just what you need, then roll it back up for easy storage. This short video tutorial shows you how.
You can refer to the fabric requirements for details on what fabrics to gather for your quilt, and don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Triangles on a Roll Quilts Book for complete pattern instructions.
Join the Eight Carat Quilt Along!
We hope you’re joining us for the Eight Carat Quilt Along! Be sure to follow along with the Eight Carat Quilt Along on Facebook and Instagram! Join the Kimberly Stitch Squad Facebook Group to join our group of quilters who are also quilting along. And be sure to hashtag your Eight Carat Quilt progress with #eightcaratquiltalong on Instagram so we can see and share your work!
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We’ll see you back in two weeks, on September 17 for part two.
Until then, Happy Quilting!
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