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Learn How to Make a Jewel Box Quilt
Jewel Box Quilt Pattern

Four Jewel Box Quilt Blocks

Janet Wickell

What's a Jewel Box Quilt?

The terms Jewel Box and Buckeye Beauty are both actually the same quilt design, but Jewel Box quilts are made from multiple 4-block groups like the blocks illustrated on this page, and usually sewn in vibrant jewel-tone fabrics against a contrasting background.

This Jewel Box quilt block pattern was featured in a past forum event. The hostess devised the color scheme, asking participants to sew quilt blocks with solid black or black tone-on-tone (ToT) fabrics in the background, with bright batiks in the diagonal areas.

Make individual Jewel Box quilt blocks or see page 3 for instructions to sew a 70" x 90" Jewel Box quilt.

Finished block size: 10" x 10"

The 4-block illustration on this page finishes at 20" x 20".

Fabrics for One Quilt Block


  • (4) 3" x 3" squares
  • (1) or (2) 5-7/8" x 5-7/8" squares

Jewel-tone Batiks:

  • (4) 3" x 3" squares from at least 2 different fabrics
  • (1) or (2) 5-7/8" x 5-7/8" squares


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