Shadow Boxes

I just love the way this quilt style looks. I’m usually not much of a fan of modern quilting patterns, with my taste running more towards traditional pieced quilts, but this one… Oh my!

I love the 3-D look to this one. This particular one is done in batiks. I have some. I’m not sure how much and I’ll probably have to break down and buy more. Such a shame! Shopping.  

Kauffman has a nice pattern for a Shadow Box.  You can find a free tutorial here. Thank you Jean MaDan!


Let me know if you make or have made one of your own!

Pattern: Sawtooth Star

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Pattern: Sawtooth Star

Sawtooth Star


Sawtooth StarSize: 12″ Finished
Beginner Level
Sawtooth Star Block
Cutting Instructions:
1-A … 4 squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
1-B … 5 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
1-C … 4 rectangles 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
2-A … 8 squares 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
2-B … 4 squares 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Step 1. Flying Geese Unit
Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of Piece 2-A red squares. Layer Piece 2-A square and Piece 1-C green rectangle, right sides together. Sew on top of drawn line. Cut away excess fabric 1/4″ from seamline. Press seam allowance. Repeat for other end of rectangle (Diagram I). Make 4.

Flying Geese Assembly
Diagram I

Step 2. Nine-patch unit

Using Diagram II as a guide, sew red (Piece 2-B) and green (Piece 1-B) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares together to make nine-patch unit.

Nine-Patch Unit
Diagram II

Step 3. Block Assembly
Using Diagram III as a guide, sew green 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares (Piece 1-A) to Flying Geese units and nine-patch unit together to make Sawtooth Star Block.

Block Assembly
Diagram III