Gemology Quilt Pattern

I’m happy to introduce you to my latest quilt pattern, called Gemology!

Gemology quilt pattern (fat quarter friendly) by Bonjour Quilts

This pattern is FQ friendly, as I am really trying to reclaim my linen cupboard and reduce my stash.

The Gemology quilt pattern is for a lap/throw size quilt, finishing at approximately 54″ x 70″.

The tumbling gemstone shapes are made with HSTs and half rectangle triangles (HRTs). If you’re looking for a useful block that lets you create lots of designs, then you’ll love the HRT.

Gemology quilt pattern (fat quarter friendly) by Bonjour Quilts

The HRTs in this pattern are 3:1 ratio and can be easily trimmed with a 12.5″ square ruler (instructions for this, with photos, are included).

Gemology quilt pattern (fat quarter friendly) by Bonjour Quilts. Learn how to make 3:1 ratio half rectangle triangles.

I used a FQ bundle of Alison Glass’ Chroma to create this quilt. You can find some lovely Alison Glass rainbow FQ bundles here on Etsy*!

The background fabric is also from the Chroma line. I love the small, dispersed print on the fabric – it gives it some interest without being too busy.

Alison Glass' Chroma FQ bundle works perfectly with the Gemology quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts

I used Alison Glass Chroma for the binding too, in a lovely charcoal. However, if you prefer a bright, scrappy binding there is definitely enough left over from the gem fat quarters to create one.

Alison Glass binding fabric

If you’d like to explore HRTs and make a Gemology quilt of your own, you can find the pattern here in the shop.

Next up, I’m planning on making a blue version. Or maybe a blue and grey version – I haven’t quite made up my mind yet. I played around with my blocks a little and made both top and bottom of the gems from the same fabric.

Gemology quilt pattern - kites in navy and blue

I’m not sure if I will put 3 gems of the same fabric across each row, or mix them up for a more scrappy look. I’ll be sure to show you what I come up with.

Beautiful blues - a new Gemology Quilt in blue

Gemology Quilt Pattern

Gemology quilt pattern by Bonjour Quilts. Uses HSTs and half rectangle triangles.

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5 thoughts on “Gemology Quilt Pattern”

  1. Lovely quilt. I see the gems…to be sure…but I see that this shape could also lend itself to a “kitetology” quilt.

    • Oh, absolutely! Naming quilts is probably the part I find the most difficult, so it’s ironic that 2 names jumped out easily for this one!


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