Sunday, March 1, 2020

Sprinkled

I had so much fun designing and making this quilt!  I don't use precuts often, but when this idea popped into my head as I tried to fall asleep one night and was still there when I woke up in the morning, I knew I needed to make it.


This version was made with Island Batik strips and some metallic Moda Grunge yardage.  I even used leftovers lengths strips for a scrappy binding.

I planned to gift this one to one of my daughter's friends, and my daughter suggested her friend would love a touch of Cuddle fabric (similar to Minkee) somewhere on the quilt. I didn't want to deal with the weight of a cuddle backing as I quilted on my domestic machine, so I added a cuddle applique instead.  I've done this before and liked how it turned out.  My daughter has a cuddle penguin on her quilt.


The pattern for the dog applique is from the Buddies Project Trio Pattern by Karen at KLee 2Strings.  This design was perfect for my daughter's dog-loving friend.  I just enlarged it to fit the space and voila!  The quilt was very well-received.


After deciding to write up the pattern, I made a second quilt to test my written instructions.  Can you believe how well last Sunday's blue sky set off the blue fabrics?  I did a little jig when I looked at these pictures, and the blue version immediately displaced the purple version as the pattern cover quilt. These fabrics are Deep Blue Sea Shimmer by Northcott fabrics, and coordinating cream Shimmer yardage.

Both my versions used a cream for the borders and triangles, but there's no need to stick to cream and neutrals.  Take a look at what my wonderful pattern testers came up with.


This is Tammy's version.  I'm a sucker for blues, so of course I love her blue for the accent!


Sandie let her granddaughter's love of pink guide her fabric choices.  The heart themed fabrics are really cute, so different from my choices.  Now I can picture this quilt as a strip "I spy" quilt for a child.  Just one strip each of multiple novelty fabrics....

Thank you Tammy, Sandie!  Thanks also to Teresa, though I'll have to wait until she gets the quilt back from her longarm quilter to get a photo.


Sprinkled is now available in my Etsy shop.   From now through March 7th, enjoy any or all of my four new patterns for 25% off regular price.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, that is so cute! I love the addition of the cute little dog applique. One pattern and so many fabric variations. There are so many possibilities for this pattern!

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  2. Sprinkled is such a cutie, particularly in your blues. You are right; that blue sky is a perfect background. I can just see a sweet little girl lying on a pretty blue Spriinkled quilt, under a big shade tree, and looking up at a beautiful blue sky. Wonder what she would be imagining? ---"Love"

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  3. What a fun pattern! As much as I love the purple one, seeing the blue one near the water and sky--WOW! Gorgeous! I enjoy seeing the different fabric versions.

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  4. Very cute pattern! I love the blue one especially. Perfect for the cover shot! :)

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