Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jewel Box Quilt Block

I always look forward to the 25th of each month to see what block will be next in the lineup with Blogger's Block of the Month.
It's like opening a package on Christmas morning to see what designer will be contributing to this fun Quilt-A-Long.
LinkBlock #9 (May) is designed by the amazing Cathy Underhill of Cabbage Quilts.
I love EVERYTHING (and I mean EVERYTHING) Cathy makes.
When I first started Cactus Needle several years ago, Cathy was one of the first blogs I started to follow.
It was through Cathy that I first viewed quilts made with beautiful Kaffe fabrics, and fell in love with his designs.
Cathy has been so giving and I have learned much from her.
Even though she lives half a world away in Australia, I wish we could be over the fence, next door neighbors.
The gift of social networking seems to makes that semi-possible.

Cathy's design block is a Jewel Box.
I pulled out my Kaffes to play.

I love using his polka dots and shot cloths for backgrounds.

I now try to make 2 blocks each month, and love seeing how each one differs with various fabric combinations.
Although, I did choose the same fabric for both centers of the blocks.

If you would like a tutorial on Jewel Box, or would just like to view all the wonderful things Cathy creates, make sure to visit her over at Cabbage Quilts.


Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Ooh I'm blushing here Nedra, thank you for such a gorgeous post!! Your blocks look fabulous, esp cause they are made up in Kaffe!!! You are beautiful. xo

fiberchick said...

Beautiful blocks!!! I echo your sentiments about Cathy. She is a fantastic quilter...

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have never made the jewel box pattern although I have said over and over again that I was going to I never started it. Wonderful blocks!

em's scrapbag said...

Great block! I love the one with the dotty background.

Sherri said...

Gorgeous funny...I used the same center fabric for both of mine this month too!

dream quilt create said...

Those blocks are really beautiful. It's funny, I already follow her blog!