Sparkle Punch Quilt-Along ~ Oh, Fransson!

I’m joining in on Elizabeth’s (Oh, Fransson!) Sparkle Punch Quilt-along.

Posts will appear over a 5 week period without a specific timeline on completion…just a tutorial on how to make the quilt.

This is Elizabeth’s quilt up on her design wall…(posted on her blog 14 Dec 11: Sparkle Punch Quilt Piecing)

She had ask what material we were going to use…and I was thinking Camille Roskelley’s RUBY or Kate Spain’s TERRAIN. But was going through my stash last night and pulled out these instead.

1930’s Reproductions!

Windy Moon Quilt Shop’s Tent Sale Buys ~ 2010

Just wanted to share what I bought at Windy Moon’s Tent Sale this morning. 🙂

I picked up backings for two quilt tops:

My Water/Ocean quilt…I bought more of the batik that I made one the borders with:


For my Spring Window quilt, more of Lila Tueller’s Eden (LOVE LOVE LOVE that fabric line!!!!)


A bag loaded with fat quarters, 1/2 yard, 14″x14″ squares of 1930 Reproduction fabrics!

And last, but not least, a few bunch of 1/2 yards of Sandy Gervais’ Fresh Squeezed by Moda:

Finished Pinwheel Quilt with 1930’s Reproduction Fabric

I’ve been working on lap quilts to donate (I had one place in mind, but a coworker threw in another children’s place so I have to make a decision soon).

The latest is a simple Pinwheel quilt using 1930’s reproduction fabric…I was never really fond of the 1930’s fabric before, but thought it would make a nice children’s quilt. Boy is it ever a cheerful fabric! I love it now. I’m going to have to make myself something out of the 1930’s repos! 🙂

My local quilt shop sells “candy sticks”…10″ squares…that I cut into quarters. The pinwheel blocks ended up being 8” when all put together.




Binding isn’t one of my strong points. I still can’t grasp the mitered corners. And I never know how to put the stupid things on…do I make a binding strip and sew it on? Do I add it to the quilt top and sew over? So I took down one of my Great Grandma’s quilts and gave it a good go over…she had sewed strips to the front of the quilt and then folded it over and hand-stitched to the back. That is what I did…and it turned out okay.