The latest Subscription for the Jewel Box Block-of-the-Month programme starts in September 2021. The Jewel Box BOM makes this eye-catching, 57" x 75" quilt featuring the 12 birthstones for the months of the year. Each month you will receive a pattern that includes iron-on templates plus a full-size pattern copy for creating a 17" x 17" block of that months birthstone and the fabrics for that month.
Pattern and Fabric Pack: the price is £29.95 for the pattern and fabrics to complete the block and includes postage within the UK. For this option there is a registration fee of £13.95 that includes 1.40m of fabric for the sashing strips, cornerstones and binding (backing not included). This will be sent with the pattern and fabrics for the first block.
The Birthstone series was designed by textile artist MJ Kinman. Over 20 years ago she was inspired by the image of an unusual gem and was determined to find a way to transform it into a quilt. Since then shes made dozens of giant gem quilts, many housed in public and private collections. Her series, Bourbon Diamonds celebrates Kentuckys iconic spirit. Her current series is inspired by the Smithsonians National Gem Collection.