quilt pic and brrrr----- erg

day2dayMay 19, 2008

This quilt is called "Amish Jewel Box"- pic was taken by the great Atlantic Ocean. This area is a less than a 5-minute drive from my home. Hope you enjoy.

~Geraldine

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coalaska

Wow! The quilt is beautiful, and the iceburg a surprise!
tfs

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 11:55AM
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nana24

Geraldine,
Being a southern US gal (south Louisiana to be exact) it is hard to say which is more spectacular your quilt or the iecburg. I have only seen them in pictures. WOW to live where you see them in person must be awesome. Were you cold out there or is the warmth the reason for the iceburg floating by?
Your quilt is beautiful. I love the colors. Looks like it is king size. I've never done anything that big.

TFS
Sally

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 12:02PM
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barbara_in_pa

Nice pattern, unlike any Amish pattern that I have ever seen in this area.
Barbara

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 12:06PM
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vicky4x4

Both the view and the quilt are stunning!!!

Vicky~

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 12:20PM
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fran1523

What an awesome picture and your quilt is lovely too. Great design.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 12:29PM
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rosajoe_gw

Beautiful and the ocean makes a great background for the quilt.
Never even seen it snow, Southern Rosa.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 1:32PM
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gerizone5

Both are stunning. Do you live in like Labrador?

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 2:10PM
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carolek

Lovely. The colors look like a perfect complement to the landscape, now and maybe even better in winter. How neat to live so close to the ocean.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 2:35PM
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bopeep

WOW !!! Both Are BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!
bopeep

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 8:12PM
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easystitches

Oh my Goodness! Stunning view & quilt!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 8:33PM
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nanajayne

I am at a loose for words. Your quilt is beautiful, such a wonderful picture to share. Thank you for brightening my day with both. Jayne

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 9:05PM
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polardreams

Geraldine - WOW! I love the quilt ... picture is pretty but I am not a fan of cold weather! Thanks for sharing.
Sue

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 10:47PM
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dian57

Is that where you live or did you drag your quilt on vacation? That's some impressive sight. And the iceburg isn't too shabby, either.

Dianne

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 6:05AM
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day2day

Thanks for the nice comments.
I goofed. The quilt name is just"Jewel Box". The pattern is from Quilt magazine's "Big Block Quilts", Summer 2000.(Jean Ann Eitel).

I live in Newfoundland, the island portion of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.The iceberg is one of many grounded near the shoreline in many parts of the province.We get a lot of summer tourists. Many hike the shoreline hiking trail that runs along the east coast of the province. They enjoy watching for the seabirds, whales and bergs. The island behind the iceberg is a Wildlife Ecological Reserve for seabirds including the largest N. American colony of Atlantic Puffin and the world's largest colony of storm petrels.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 8:47AM
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gillian_41

The quilt is very very pretty looks like a good way to use up scrap fabric, where did you find that pattern or did you design it??.
Does the iceberg just float on by or melt?

Gillian.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 8:48AM
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stitches

Geraldine, Both are beautiful. What a wonderful place to live.
Nancy

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 8:50AM
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day2day

Gillian, quilt is from "big Block Quilts, Summer, 2000".

The icebergs usually melt throughout the summer. The one in the pic has already lost some big pieces that are now drifting along the beach.
~Geraldine

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 8:59AM
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grammyp

What a fabulous picture! Love the quilt and you have a good eye for composition too.

beverly

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 9:24AM
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hazelnutbunny

Oh Wow! That is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing such a lovely quilt & a great ocean view, too! :O)

Melissa

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 9:46AM
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carolek

I was wondering about the name. I couldn't put Amish and jewel box together. We had record heat here yesterday--99 degrees. I could see myself up there with you, watching ice bergs go by.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 12:51PM
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faytay

Geraldine, what a gorgeous quilt. I think I would want to wrap myself up in it while watching that iceberg though. I'm in New Brunswick and didn't realize there was someone here so close. I've only been to Nfld once, to my nephew's wedding, but it is a beautiful province and I hope to go back some day.

Faye

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 6:19PM
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mary_c_gw

Geraldine,

Very, very beautiful quilt! Awesome iceberg! Thanks for showing it!

Mary

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 8:50PM
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mary_c_gw

Lovely quilt! Lovely iceberg, too.

mary

    Bookmark   May 20, 2008 at 10:31PM
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patti60

both very nice. great of you to share with us.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2008 at 12:56AM
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suellen_delawares

WOW! That is a beautiful quilt and a wonderful place to take the picture. Suellen

    Bookmark   May 21, 2008 at 5:17AM
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scootersgirl

Lovely!!!!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2008 at 2:23PM
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cathey6815

Geraldine, I can't find your email address, would you please email me privately about a calander quilt you made. I would love to ask you some questions. It is beautiful. I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 3:33PM
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toolgranny

Great armchair travels for me. I get to see the cold without going myself. Great quilt and I love the colors.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 5:58PM
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gerizone5

Beautiful quilt and lovely scenery. I would love to see an iceberg. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 6:01PM
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agoldencomet

Hi, Geraldine,

What a lovely quilt and view!! I am in Nova Scotia - and have visited your beautiful island a couple of times. However, I was not lucky enough to see an iceberg.

WTG!!

goldie

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 6:07PM
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salijo

How incredible to have such an awesome complementary backdrop for your quilt pictures...a nice toasty quilt on a cold day!

Does it ever get warm there?
Salijo

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 6:08PM
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imrainey

Sensational!!!

I thought that looked like Jewel Box. I did a JB in plaids some years ago. I didn't do the sashing tho.

I've lived several times in Vancouver (which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE) but we've never been to the Maritimes. We talk about it all the time. One year we've just got to do it!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 7:01PM
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sunnycentralfl

Wow and Wow!

TFS
Gwen

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 8:35PM
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teresa_nc7

Beautiful quilt! Makes me want to make that pattern, too. I was worried yet again about global warming until you said you were way up in Newfoundland.

Well done! Teresa

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 9:42PM
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love2sew

Geraldine a really beautiful quilt. I am passionate about scrap quilts with a bit of control. Didn't know icebergs came that close to land. I have been to all parts of Canada except Newfoundland, not intentionally. Hopefully one day.
Jean

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 9:57PM
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biwako_of_abi

Beautiful quilt! The picture reminded me of my childhood visits to swim in the Atlantic Ocean off Massachusetts. No icebergs there! But the water was so cold you had to jump in quickly and it would practically stop your breath for a second. Strangely, after around 10 minutes, you would feel as warm as toast. I once had a chance to go swimming in Okinawa and found the bathwater warm water unpleasant. I guess that for me, summer swimming requires cold water. Thanks for the pic!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2009 at 10:08PM
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day2day

I was pleasantly surprised to see this post near the top. It reminded me that, although I complain about the cold weather and the long winters, my beautiful province is the only place I'd want to live. Thanks for all the nice comments.

Cathey,will email you as soon as possible.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 5:48AM
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jck1210

Absolutely beautiful!!!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 9:05AM
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kathi_mdgd

Beautiful quilt and beautiful background.

For those that may want that pattern and can't find the magazine,Eleanor Burns has a Jewelbox quilt book on the market.I have it,but have never made it.
Kathi

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 2:05PM
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imrainey

Here is the Jewel Box block "JewelBoxBlock"

And here it is in its traditional setting "Jewel Box Setting"

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 2:16PM
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nanajayne

WOW! I am so glad I was finally able to download your pic.
I love the ocean and I would so love to beable to able to drive 5 min. away to see what you do.
Your quilt is lovily and with that backdrop near perfection. TFS Jayne

    Bookmark   May 20, 2009 at 9:49PM
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mamabear4

I would like to ask about the Amish Jewel Box. I made one using 2 1/2" squares but the ones you did appear to be a bit larger. Perhaps it is just the way the photo was made. I want to make one and use black sashing. Would you be able to tell me what size the squares were cut? Would 3" be too large? I plan to do strip piecing and don't want to start until I feel comfortable that I am not making it too large. I love the proportions of your quilt and the black set it off, perfectly. It is just so beautiful.
Thank you for sharing with us. I saved the photo as one quilt I really must make.

June in Cincinnati

    Bookmark   July 6, 2009 at 12:02PM
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caroline1947

Wow wow and WOW!!!! Beautiful!!! Where can I find that pattern??

    Bookmark   July 7, 2009 at 12:45PM
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mamabear4

the links are listed just a few messages back.

You can also do a search for Jewel Box quilt and find several locations with directions.

June in Cincinnati

    Bookmark   July 7, 2009 at 1:26PM
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