Fall Blogger’s Quilt Festival, Part 2

by Nicole

Meet Sparkle.

Sparkle_Modern Patchwork Summer 2014

She’s my second entry in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.

She made her appearance with Sunset in the Modern Patchwork Summer 2014 issue.

Sparkle_Modern Patchwork Summer 2014_2

Unlike Sunset, Sparkle has lots of negative space, which meant lots of quilting was in order. I used my domestic machine to echo the pinwheels with 1/4″ lines. I kept echoing until the lines ran into each other.

Sparkle_Modern Patchwork Summer 2014_Quilting1
I’m entering Sparkle in the Home Machine Quilted category. There are some pretty impressive quilts in this category! Go have a look!



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~Diana November 1, 2014 - 2:04 am

Ditto previous comment 🙂

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment November 1, 2014 - 3:43 am

I really like this. It's refreshing, calming and uplifting all at the same time. A very pleasant wall quilt.

Debbie November 1, 2014 - 4:28 am

Love this one and all that negative space!

Deb November 1, 2014 - 4:32 am

Love the quilting on this. Very cool

Kim B. November 1, 2014 - 10:26 am

well this one is also stunning! what can I say!!! I do love seeing it draped on that chair. congratulations again!

Hilary Florence November 1, 2014 - 2:02 pm

I think your quilting is just perfect for this design. The echoing makes wonderful patterns that complement the piecing so well.

Bobbi D. November 1, 2014 - 2:26 pm

Love it. So pretty. I love the simplicity. 🙂

Bobbi D. November 1, 2014 - 2:27 pm

although I know it was not "simple" to make.

Pierro November 1, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Rosemary B here:
Nicole, I like this. I love light fabric for the back ground. Someone is buying all of the white kona here in my town, lol. Not me.
Well, this is beautiful. You make bright happy quilts.
I am working on a little thing for my mom and dad's morning caregiver (the only care giver right now)
She comes every week day to help mom in the shower, and just clean up a little.
it measures 35×42. I am thinking of using my walking foot and quilting it. I am scared to mess it up.
I will send you a photo later today. I would love some advice.
Your quilts are always cheerful. I like that too.
Happy Saturday

Rachel November 1, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Very nice. Love the quilting!

Catherine November 1, 2014 - 8:25 pm

This is a lovely quilt and your quilting is wonderful.

audrey November 1, 2014 - 8:39 pm

What a great quilt! Love the simplicity and lightness of the quilt.:)

memmens November 1, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Ah wow this is stunning!

Shannon November 1, 2014 - 10:52 pm

This is lovely! So calm and fresh.

Carla November 2, 2014 - 2:39 am

Wonderful Nicole. It's beautiful

GerryART November 2, 2014 - 3:54 am

Great quilting‼️

Your quilts are bright-n-cheery pieces of art.


pennydog November 3, 2014 - 11:12 am

Brilliant way of quilting and the shape of the points if you look at it from further away give an illusion of it getting lighter towards the centre of the star so it looks like it actually sparkles!

Preeti Harris November 3, 2014 - 2:40 pm

It indeed "sparkles" and shines. I just took Jacquie Gering's class on walking foot techniques. She would be so proud of your work!!!

venividivicky November 3, 2014 - 9:57 pm

What a beautiful, calm quilt. The quilting is super stunning, too!

Camilla November 5, 2014 - 9:15 pm

I really like the simplicity of this quilt. Beautiful!

amy November 7, 2014 - 12:32 am

Eeeek! Best straight line quilting EVER!!

Sharon November 10, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Love this!

Kyle March 26, 2015 - 1:56 am

Wow, it is really gorgeous and I *love* the name!

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