Jack-in-the-Box Quilt


A few weeks ago, I spent the day at a new venue for me- the Lyme, CT, Public Hall, taking an all-day class. The 11 of us who attended had two options for the day, one class in the morning and one in the afternoon. I had chosen, sight unseen, Jack-in-the-Box for the morning, and Grandmother's Bag (blog post to follow) for the afternoon. Both classes were taught by wonderful women.

Mary Juliette-Paonessa taught Jack-in-the-Box, and her goal was for us to finish one each of the two blocks in the quilt. Since then, I've finished the top. My color choices were a bit blendy, but I do love how the top came out. The snowball blocks don't meet up with the sides of the other blocks, but the blendiness probably helps from this error taking over visually.

There were lots of bonus half-square triangles left over from the snowball blocks.

I'll put them together as pinwheels and use them on the back. 

It was a cloudy today when I took this photo, but inside, the colors glow a bit more. I love these fabrics and since I'm mostly a scrap quilter, it was fun to cut into yardage greater than 1/4 of a yard. A member of my guild was selling lots of fabric at bargain prices a year ago, and I took full advantage of her sale. The greens were leftovers from previous projects and I had exactly enough for the blocks and use a different green for the thin border.

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