I feel like I have been waiting forever for this quilt to make it’s world appearance in American Patchwork and Quilting.
Please help me give a big welcome to Sparkle, the newest Urban Folk Quilt pattern from the Blue Nickel Studios.
Nice Photo Spread above, huh? I always look forward to this part of having a quilt in a magazine. The AP&Q team does stage some fantastic lifestyle shots! I think I got the centerfold slot in the magazine this time….must because I am soooo hawt — enough to “make a dragon wanna retire, man“…….hahahaha
I Love Me a Scrappy Patchwork Quilt….
But SOOOO many times, I am making up what I call “One-liners” — featuring only one line of fabric to help my sponsoring companies promote a line of fabric.
So when I made THIS quilt, I was pleased to make a true Patchwork quilt with scraps from many years and many design houses. Truly a work of love! And lots of memories with some of the fabrics in there too. Isn’t that the best part sometimes??
I mixed all sorts of Christmas fabrics with plenty of Non-Christmas prints into this quilt on purpose. It has a holiday feel, but at the same time it has an everyday leaning too. Versatility at its best maybe??
I created this in a very free “non-standard” way, so some tried and true quilters may not love my method that has some edges on a bit of a bias, but it works and the blocks are none the worse for the wear. This could be paper-pieced to keep all of those points exactly the same…..but well, you know, I did not do that. The points are slightly off – On Purpose! 🙂
And as always the AP&Q team created my quilt in a different colorway. I look forward to this part too because I never know what they are going to do until I see the issue in my hand. On this project, they used purple and blue prints that fade in and out of a scrappy neutral background. These fabrics are from the Quill collection by Three Sisters for Moda Fabrics. Very elegant version! I love how different it looks.
That’s it for today, Peeps!!
Go out and pick up your copy starting October 3rd! (or earlier if you can find it)
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,