Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fall 2015 - Blogger's Quilt Festival - Jewels - Fire Island

Category: Original Design

Here is my 2nd entry in the Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival. This is a new design being released at Fall Market in the Island Batik booth, featuring their Fire Island fabric line due out this winter.

Patterns will be available after Nov. 1.

My quilt design is Jewels....and this version is Fire Island Jewels.

I loved working with the vibrant colors against the white and black. I kept imagining a hot lava flow in the Hawaiian islands.

 Imagining the various shades of blue water.

Now to quilt it..... The border is a large flame like shape and this is repeated in various sizes around the jewels in the center of the quilt. If you just used blue and red jewels--it could easily be a Quilt of Valor!


So, this version of Jewels, Fire Island Jewels.

 Here are other versions made by my 'testers':

made by Julie Tapley, Quilted by Holly Anderson
a Patriotic theme
made by Nancy Cargo; Quilted by me
using Jinny Beyer batiks and border print

My original "Royal Peacock Jewels" was a special commission for a wedding gift. I used a mishmash of specially selected colors for the center blocks and a Jinny Beyer border print. I always wanted to make this into a pattern ...and the time has finally come!
Thank you for stopping by and considering this as your vote for Original Design. you see white stars? My client saw them but I didn't until she pointed them out
....and yes, I designed it that way. ha!


  1. I really like this! Good luck in the festival

  2. That's beautiful, and I love the quilting.

  3. This is a fun pattern and I love the way you played with light and dark. It's quilted really nicely, too.

  4. Beautiful quilt, love HSTs...and love the Hawaiian connection...your fabric choices definitely convey the fire and water!

  5. The colors are striking. Gorgeous quilt!