It feels a little unreal but it’s here…! Patchwork Lab: Gemology is now available to quilters everywhere. You can get a signed copy here, with a bonus “Quick Guide to Foundation Paper Piecing” insert you can’t get anywhere else. 

“Andrea Tsang Jackson guides readers through transforming the beauty, allure, and power of natural stones into glittering complex patchwork quilts. She provides a master plan for the color work required to achieve effective transparency and light with fabric selection. Readers will be able to paper piece their way to a jewelry box of blocks. Beginning with nine traditional gemstone shapes, such as teardrop, marquis, and emerald cuts, each block progresses in complexity so quilters can hone their skills as they work their way through the book. Then, quilters will be inspired to use their blocks in a series of projects, both large and small. Created with intermediate quilters in mind, the book includes: Jackson’s speedy chain-piecing technique for paper piecing; graded patterns to create the perfect finished block size; traditional and modern settings.”

In addition to the book being released, I now have my Aurifil Gemology Collection to accompany it: 10 small spools, 50 wt cotton, 220 yd each:

  • 7 gemstone colours for foundation paper piecing and quilting radiating lines from your gemstones
  • 3 faux metallics for quilting metalwork and jewelry designs around your pieced gemstones.

You can purchase the signed book and thread together at a bundle discount here.

I’m so happy that I can finally share this knowledge with you in book form! I hope you enjoy it.