Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fun!



Over the past few days I've done a lot of yardwork, a little housework, and minimal sewing. So I decided to try to start and finish something fun after dinner last night! I've been wanting a "fallish" wallhanging to hang in my front entryway (after all, fall will officially be here Saturday even if the thermometer doesn't agree), and Joanna's Sparkle pattern seemed to be the perfect project.


The pattern finishes up about 36 x 36 and uses just one charm pack and 1 1/4 yards of background. I didn't have a charm pack, but I did have some Tapestry scraps I combined with a few pieces of Mill House Inn and Pattisserie.


This was a fast and fun project--definitely instant gratification. It's fun to see the star come together quickly, and the pieced border is the perfect pop of color around the edges. I think this would make a fun Christmas gift in Christmas fabrics--the recipient could use it for a table topper or wall hanging.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

27 comments:

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

That IS fun!! I love it!

Johanna said...

Oh how nice! I love the Sparkle pattern. It is on my wishlist, I just haven't ordered it yet. Hopefully soon!

Stephanie said...

Reminiscent of Sparkle Plenty with the star pattern and HSTs. They even share a similar name. Very pretty.

Joan said...

Very nice! Love the fabrics! I'll have to check out the pattern.

Lesley said...

What a great star! Love your fabrics...thanks for sharing!

Fran said...

I so love it! Off to check out the pattern...

Dianne Mitzel said...

I have this pattern and will do a Christmas quilt for sure..it's amazing how different this pattern looks with the layout and fabric changing with each "creator." I am just not seeing that it isn't Sparkle Plenty, that's the one I have..

Angie said...

Love the pattern and the colors you used. May have to add that pattern to my wishlist. :)

MM Quilts and Embroidery said...

Your wall hanging is really cute! That reminds me, I need to get going on my halloween table runner!

Cheryl said...

I love your quilt Sherri...great choice of fabrics. I will definitely be making this one!!!

Nita said...

It could also be made into a tree skirt!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

A perfect fall wall hanging Sherri!

laurajane said...

Wow, it's gorgeous.x

trish said...

Cute cute cute!! :0)

Patti said...

Very very yummy.

Bev said...

Fun! Thanks for sharing. Maybe that's what I need to do...a small project that I can actually get finished!

Cheery wave from Bev

Kate said...

Very nice! I need to stop eyeing off that pattern and get myself a copy.

Anita said...

I love it! Did you see Sinta's version in brights? It's gorgeous too :)

Debi said...

Where would I find this pattern? I love it!
Debi
debi1953@sbcglobal.net

Debi said...

Where would I find this pattern? I love it!
Debi
debi1953@sbcglobal.net

Mama Pea said...

Pure cuteness. It will make a wonderful gift.

CathyK said...

I just love it! Wonderful job!

Jocelyn said...

Your block is beautiful! Sparkle is probably my favorite pattern right now! Looks a little more difficult than my very beginner skills but I've been so tempted to buy the kit for when I'm more advanced in my skills. I think tapestry is going to be my favorite fabric collection too. I can NOT wait for it to arrive in my LQS!

Thimbleanna said...

So, let me get this straight. You did that in an evening.

Please pass whatever you're taking -- I need some of that!

;-D

Kinga Izabella said...

Great idea! Lovely fabrics, beautiful star! Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous and inspiring!

Sinta Renee said...

LOL, okay, did you see my post on Sparkle on Monday??? I made up the 4 block version! But I might have to do it again and just make the table topper like you did!