Sparkler Quilt WIP

I’m continuing to work at putting a dent in my WIP pile, and this weekend I pulled out my Sparkler Quilt. I pieced this project 4 houses ago.  I tend to remember my life’s details by which state/country I lived in, and this one was pieced in the summer heat of Mississippi in 2013.

Sparkler Quilt

I’ve always loved this quilt.  The pattern is by Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced and was from the Easy Quilt Magazine in the Spring of ’13 and her original was done in a lovely blue – green – purple colorway. Seriously stunning. You can find the pattern here.

I had great plans of quilting my version with some extravagant custom quilting and that’s why I justified moving a quilt top all around the world untouched.  However, I think I waited long enough and I’d rather have a functional quilt than one stashed in a closet waiting for some elusive skill to develop!

So I cut the backing and batting, cleared my kitchen floor, turned on some Netflix and now I’m ready to give this quilt the love it deserves.

Sparkler Quilt

Hopefully I’ll have a finish to show you by the end of the week!

  • I LOVE it! This so exciting! What a fabulous quilt! Beautifully done.

  • Liz

    What a lovely gradation! Makes me think of sparklers…looks great!

  • I really love the bright, warm colors you used. I hope you have a lot of fun quilting it, and I can’t wait to see it finished! 🙂

  • The colors are fabulous! I can’t wait to see it all quilted up 🙂

  • Good for you!!! I need to sit down and do that with a couple of quilts. 🙂

  • Ir reminds me of a cartoon character, a little bit electricity buzzing around! Great colour gradation!

  • Pam

    That is an awesome pattern and use of color! Can’t wait to see it quilted. It will be great whatever you decide to do.

  • That really does look like summer heat. Great piecing!

  • That is stunning!! Can’t wait to see it when it’s finished. Well Done.

  • looking good!

  • This is fantastic! Beautiful use of color.

  • You caught summer lights.Fabulous quilt!

  • You caught summer lights.Fabulous quilt!!

  • Four houses since 2013? You have been too busy moving to sew! It is amazing that you get as much done as you do!