|Nine Patch||Uneven Nine Patch|
Technically an eight patch, this version of the Jewels in a Frame quilt block is sewn as an uneven nine patch, in order to make the construction easier. Having patience is the key to sewing this lovely block, since none of the patches are difficult, but there are just lots of pieces.
The two sample quilt layouts shown below are very different and give you lots of ideas of how to create your own lovely heirloom. The quilt layout on the left uses a standard side by side setting of the blocks, which creates lots of dazzle in the design. The quilt layout on the right features the blocks set on point, with sashing strips in the same colour as the background fabric. This then tricks the eye to see that the blocks are "floating" on a sky of dark blue.