Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mini Sparkle Punch: Complete

FLiQS doll quilt

My mini sparkle punch is complete!  This little mini will be off to a new home shortly, and is for my partner in the Fab Little Quilt Swap.  This was really fun to work on, as my partner and I seem to have very similar tastes and color preferences, so it was almost like working on something for myself!

FLiQS doll quilt

I used Oh Fransson's sparkle punch QAL as my guide for this, and shrunk the blocks down, so that each finished block measured 1.5" square.  My partner seemed to like blues and greens, so I had fun digging through my blue and green scraps to put this mini together.

FLiQS doll quilt

I hand quilted using size 5 pearl cotton thread in coordinating colors just on the inside of each star, and then using the green just along the edge of the white portions to highlight the wonky little pinwheels that developed from piecing the stars.  

FLiQS doll quilt

As for the binding, I used a royal blue Timeless Treasures crosshatch print that I picked up at my LQS.  I had thought about doing the binding in grey since there was so much blue already, but I'm really glad I went with the blue, I think it sort of ties everything together nicely.  

FLiQS doll quilt

I just love this pattern so much, I am definitely keeping it in mind for an upcoming baby quilt, possibly in this exact color scheme!  

FLiQS doll quilt

Quilt Stats:
Name: Sparkle Punch Mini
Size:  15" x 18"
Fabrics:  Assorted blue and green prints from my stash and Kona White
Binding:  Timeless Treasures Royal Blue Crosshatch Sketch in Royal
Quilting:  Hand Quilting done by me in blue and green pearl cotton #5 thread


17 comments:

  1. It came out amazing! I love the colours you chose, and the hand stitching just pulls it all together.

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  2. I love how it turned out, really packs a punch (haha, sorry I had to!)

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  3. So cute! I really want to try something in these colors. It looks great.

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  4. Oh, it is so beautiful finished. I love, love, love this. Your stitching looks so great, and the blue binding is awesome. This color scheme is great! I think it would look awesome in a baby quilt. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. Beautiful! I love the hand stitching!

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  6. Wow! Looks great. I'm sure your partner will love it.

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  7. This turned out great. I love the hand stitching too. What a delight!

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  8. A lovely little mini Jess! No doubting your partner is going to love this! The hand stitching and blue binding were perfect choices!

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  9. It's fabulous - love the hand stitching!

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  10. Oooh it looks absolutely fab! Lucky partner :o)

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  11. It's so sparkly! Beautiful job :)

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  12. This is really so awesome, Jessica!!

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  13. I'm new to quilting and wondered if there is a difference between pearl cotton thread and floss? I looked for a while today...seems the skeins marked "perle" are a little more twisted up? and the floss is not? But I like the colors of the floss a lot better at our local shop. Is the floss durable enough to use in a quilt, or does it need to be perle?

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