Sparkler Quilt – Finished!

I’ve probably said this before – but I think I have a new favorite quilt! I definitely shouldn’t have waited three years to finish this sparkler quilt, but I’m excited to use it now.

This project started when I purchased the most wonderful Kona solids fat quarter bundle of warm colors to go along with The Sparkler Quilt pattern by Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced, in contrast to her original version in cool colors.  I love what you can do with solids, especially being able to create this fun ombre effect.

Sparkler Quilt

I finished up the quilt with my go-to pattern: an all over stipple. Simple and snuggly.  Sparkler Quilt The texture showed up really nicely in the sunshine. 

Sparkler Quilt


Sparkler Quilt The quilt inspector says “pass!”

Sparkler Quilt

I’m going to keep this one on my couch for the summer months! Sparkler Quilt I hope you’re all having a fabulous week. Love ya’ll! 

  • Wow! This is gorgeous!!

  • It is so cheerful. Great finish.

  • Val

    Love the inspector!!

  • Krista

    Such a fun and cheery quilt, great job!

  • Dad

    I like that quit very much ❤️ Good job, Number One.

  • Oh so pretty and just looking at it warms me up! The colors are so pretty! Great design as well, topped of with wonderful quilting!

  • Love the color changes!

  • Wow! This is one bright and happy quilt! I can see why it is your favorite. Great job.

  • What a great, eyecatching quilt. Love the pattern and the colors! Great job.

  • It finished up beautifully, Rachel! So fun to see the inspector hard at work. 🙂

  • Pam

    Stunning!! I just love it. It is such a happy quilt.

  • Love it! I like how the gradient spreads. I am visiting from Whoop Whoop linking party.

  • Wow! I love it and think I need a summer quilt like this. 🙂

  • That will help you wake up on a dark morning! Just beautiful!

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  • The gradient and your color choices work together beautifully!

  • Love how this turned out and I too love the ombre affect it has. I love your little inspector, glad he passed this one so you can enjoy it 🙂

  • kthurn

    Very nice quilt! Bright and happy. Will definitely put a sparkle into someone’s day as they curl up under it.

  • I’ve just started using solids a bit more. This is a lovely quilt and the warm colours really suit the name!

  • I like this a LOT! What a great finish. Interesting how different it looks in the photos when held different ways around ….

  • Congratulations on the beautiful finish! The quilt looks fabulous draped across your sofa. Such gorgeous photos!

  • An absolutely stunning quilt! I love it 🙂

  • such a great quilt

  • Rachel, this is gorgeous! I love the gradual shift of sunny colors and it looks like your little inspector does too!

  • I know you wanted fancy custom quilting, but I like the simple stipple you did more, I think. It allows the amazing colours and pattern to be the star features, as they should be.

  • Such a fun quilt Rachel! I love the colors/solids you used. It looks like a great quilt to snuggle up with!

  • oh I love the colours!! I bought this pattern when it first came out and still haven’t done it 😛

  • Gorgeous! Love your colors.