Welcome to the Geometric Jewels Sampler Quilt-Along!

Complete quilt in teal, navy white and pink.

For six weeks from February 27, 2024, Brother USA and myself (Wendy of The Weekend Quilter) will be hosting a sampler quilt along (QAL), exploring different piecing techniques including, strip piecing, half-square triangles, quarter-square triangles, split quarter-square triangles, flying geese and quick-corners. The quilt pattern (Geometric Jewels Sampler) is geared towards beginners and seasoned quilters looking to fill in any gaps and / or master their existing skill set in the craft. The completed project measures 63in x 72in, making it the perfect throw to brighten up any space.

It's FREE to participate in the QAL. Download the QAL sampler quilt pattern for FREE from The Weekend Quilter’s website.

About the Quilt Pattern

A sampler quilt project is made up of a variety of different quilt block designs. Typically, the overall quilt design would have one of each type of quilt block. Each highlighting a piecing technique and aiming to build on new and / or existing quilting skills.

Quilt blocks for Geometric Jewels pattern

Geometric Jewels Sampler quilt pattern is a beginner-friendly sampler project and is made up of five different blocks with two of them varying slightly (see below). To really hone in on the idea of mastering your skills, the pattern asks to create one block design more than once. Each block measures 9in square (finished size) / 9½in square (unfinished size). In the final week of the QAL, the blocks will be combined to form a bold, modern, geometric design.

Grab FREE copy of the sampler quilt from The Weekend Quilter’s website here.

Layout of full quilt for Geometric Jewels Quilt

This QAL allows you to follow along or work at your own pace. An overview of all the posts will permanently stay here.


The QAL will operate on a 6-week schedule, starting February 27, 2024 and ending on April 8, 2024:

  • Week 1 (w/c Feb 27): Gathering and cutting fabric
  • Week 2 (w/c Mar 5): Strip piecing blocks
  • Week 3 (w/c Mar 12): Half-square triangle blocks
  • Week 4 (w/c Mar 19): Quarter-square triangles and split quarter-square triangle blocks
  • Week 5 (w/c Mar 26): Flying geese and quick-corner blocks
  • Week 6 (w/c Apr 2): Quilt assembly

At the start of each week (Tuesday), you will receive an email from Wendy at The Weekend Quilter outlining weekly tasks and links to the Brother Stitching Sewcial blog with additional tips and tricks for successful outcomes. Click here to receive weekly updates for the duration of the QAL*.

We understand that life gets in the way. If you need to work ahead or fall behind schedule, that is completely fine. You can work at your own pace. And if you’re reading this partway through the QAL, feel free to join in on the quilty fun at any point. An overview of all the posts will stay permanently here.

Stay in the Loop

We love seeing your creative and unique takes on the Geometric Jewels Sampler Quilt. To share your work and connect with other QAL’ers, be sure to follow and use the #GeometricJewelsSampler #BrotherSews hashtags, tag @The.Weekendquilter and @BrotherSews on Instagram and Facebook.

Supplies and Tools

You’ll need the following tools and materials for the Geometric Jewels Sampler quilt project:

Quilting supplies on a sewing mat including an iron, fabric, scissors and circle cutter.
  • Basic sewing machine – throughout the QAL, I will be using my Brother Innovis BQ3100 sewing machine from the Quilt Club series.
  • Download the Geometric Jewels Sampler quilt pattern for FREE from The Weekend Quilter’s website here.
  • Rotary cutter
  • Quilting rulers – preferably a long ruler (i.e., 6in x 24in) to cover longer cuts and a medium size ruler at least 12in square size and with 45-degree angle guide to trim / square up the quilt blocks.
  • Cutting mat
  • Iron
  • Fabric pen or pencil
  • Pins
  • Fabric scissors
  • Fabrics, quilting cotton – Fabric requirements are based on 42in width of fabric:
    Quilt Top
    • Fabric A (background, medium blue): 2¾ yards (252 cm)
    • Fabric B (purple): 1 yard (92 cm)
    • Fabric C (dark blue): 1⅝ yards (150 cm)
    • Fabric D (light blue): ⅝ yard (58 cm)
    Quilt Back: 4½ yards (412 cm)
    Quilt Binding: ⅝ yard (58 cm)
  • Batting (or wadding) – There needs to be at least 4in overhang on each side of the quilt top. Therefore, batting needs to be at least 67in x 76in in size.
  • Coordinating thread(s), 50wt cotton
  • Measuring tape (optional
  • If you do not plan on outsourcing the quilting portion (adding decorative stitches to permanently hold the three layers of the quilt together) to a longarm quilter and do it yourself on your domestic machine, you’ll also need the following tools for basting and quilting:
    • Basting spray or safety pins
    • Heramarker or non-serrated dull knife to mark quilting guidelines
    • Brother Compact MuVit Digital Dual Feed Foot or walking foot attachment
    • Quilting gloves

Color Inspirations

To get your creative juices flowing, here are a few different color inspirations generated with the digital coloring page. As shown in the first image, I’ve made the second colorway and that will be used throughout the blog post examples. And I’ll be making a second Geometric Jewels quilt in the third colorway with you all.

Geometric Jewels pattern shown in various colors, green, teal, light pink and bright pink.

And if you’d like to play around with different colours and preview your work before you commit to cutting into your beautiful fabrics, you can play around with the digital colour page here . I love this tool so much because I’m able to visualise several different colour combinations quickly! But if digital colouring pages are not for you, I have also provided a printable colouring page in the PDF quilt pattern.

Quick Recap

To summarise all this information:

  • The QAL will operate on a 6-week schedule, starting Feb 27, 2024 and ending on April 8, 2024.
  • Download the QAL pattern, Geometric Jewels Sampler quilt pattern for free from The Weekend Quilter’s website here.
  • Sign up* and receive weekly QAL tasks, updates, and blog posts with tips and tricks in your inbox for the duration of the QAL here.
  • If you need to go back to refer to past blogs related to the Geometric Jewels Sampler quilt, they will all live here.
  • Share your progress and finished project by using the #GeometricJewelsSampler #BrotherSews hashtags, tagging @The.WeekendQuilter and @BrotherSews on Instagram and Facebook.

We’re so excited for the Geometric Jewels Sampler QAL to kick off and we hope that you are able to join us in the quilty fun!

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