We’re almost to the altar with the second part of the Eight Carat Quilt, the Jade Block. This block is repeated eight times and surrounds the large center block on this beautiful eight-point star made of triangles. Remember to follow your FREE cutting instructions and Triangles on a Roll amounts needed for Part 2. Refer to your Triangles on a Roll Quilts Book for complete pattern instructions.
Block 2 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:
Fabric Requirements – August 21
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.
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.
Kimberly made her version of the Eight Carat Quilt in Something Borrowed by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Designs. What fabrics did you decide to sew with?
Follow the Eight Carat Quilt Along!
We hope you’re enjoying the Eight Carat Quilt Along! If not, it is never to late to join. 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 October 1 for part three, the finishing.
Until then, Happy Quilting!
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