Fractured Jewels - FREE pattern

My first Fractured Jewels quilt
The Fractured Jewels quilt above was one of the quilts I made for my Improv Adventure class. It is a loosey-goosey Log Cabin with little snippets of color between the logs. These fabrics are from the Gee's Bend solids collection by Windham (now retired) and I enjoyed so much working with them. They were a hand-dyed batik with a sueded look and feel.

When Windham asked me to design a quilt using their new Colonies Collection by Nancy Gere, I immediately thought of this design. I upsized it . . . and what did I come up with?

I began here:
Center of my Fractured Jewels quilt
 Now for the whole quilt:

It is a combination of structured cutting and sewing and some improvisation (fitting the larger logs in with the fractured jewels insets). It was fun to work with a solid palette. Not something we do very often, but when you do, you can use any and all colors because the patterns don't get in the way. All you see is contrast and a saturated group of color.

Where can you get the FREE pattern? Right here: Fractured Jewels by Debby Kratovil
That link will take you to the Windham Fabrics web site where you can view swatches of the fabrics and then select a link to take you to the 6 page pattern in pdf format.

The pattern has several pages of clear, step by step illustrations. I hope you enjoy it and make your own modern quilt statement, challenging yourself to work only with solids.

And, as always, I am so happy you've visited my blog today. Share this with your friends. And don't forget, there are THREE blog posts this week with THREE prize giveaways.

Monday: The Regency Collection (Blank Quilting) mini blog hop
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Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Great pattern!!
    Thanks Debby!

  2. Debby, I love the look of this pattern. I have never made a quilt from solids but after seeing this I think I want to try it. Thank you

  3. Love that pattern! Thank you so much for coming back with the link.


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