This is Sparkle by Joanna Figueroa. This is the tabletop version (measures 36×36″). I picked this up a clearance sale over at Connecting Thread. I wasn’t really crazy about the fabric choices because I prefer a whiter white and brighter colors for the colored blocks and half-square triangles. This one has more of a “country” feel that’s not my favorite right now but I bought it because it was a great price, it was a pattern that I wanted to make, and it was an opportunity to practice my quilting.
I like the way it came out even though I probably won’t keep it. It looks really good and I really got into the quilting. The different areas of the quilt are all quilted differently with some ‘new-to-me’ free-motion quilting techniques.
There’s cobble-stone quilting in the squares surrounding the center square, radiating lines in the solid white triangles and pebbled quilting in the solid colored block border.
The back is a batik that I got at Jo-ann’s.
I’m not sure who it’s going to go to yet, but I am glad that it came out so well (even the binding) since this wasn’t a project that I really put my heart into. It was great free-motion quilting practice with the added benefit of actually producing something I really like and am proud to have made.