Introducing the Eight Carat Quilt Along with Triangles on a Roll! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Introducing the Eight Carat Quilt Along with Triangles on a Roll!

You are cordially invited to our Eight Carat Quilt Along, a fun introduction to the new Triangles on a Roll Quilts Book by It’s Sew Emma! This beauty sparkles and shines with half-square triangles in a Lone Star-inspired eight-point star.

Kimberly made her version of the Eight Carat Quilt in Something Borrowed by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Designs. We think it’s oh sew lovely and ready for the big day!


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.

This quilt makes a nice stash-buster because you can use smaller cuts of fabric. The 3″ and 4″ finished HST’s in the pattern are made with 8.5″ and 10.5″ strips. 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.


Quilt Along Schedule

This engagement begins on Tuesday, September 3. We’ll release the center block cutting instructions on that day and get started. 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. With designs featuring eight different sizes of Triangles on a Roll™, you are sure to find several that are sew right for you!

For everyone ready to get started on making these amazing quilts we have a Triangles on a Roll Master Set that features the triangle paper used in the book!

Join the Eight Carat Quilt Along!

If you are looking for a good introduction to triangle paper, we hope you give the Eight Carat Quilt a try! 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. Show that you’re sewing along with this badge on social.

Right-click on the image to download it.

And be sure to hashtag your Eight Carat Quilt progress with #eightcaratquiltalong on Instagram so we can see and share your work!

We’ll see you here on September 3 to get started!

Until then, Happy Quilting!

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  1. Making my quilt from Sassy by Sandy Gervais; fat quarter bundle I purchased a few years back, this is a first time for me to do a sew along.

    I’m excited.