March 8, 2013 § 16 Comments

The sun is sparkling today and Sparkle No. 1 quilt is done.  Sparkle No. 2 quilt is pinned and ready for quilting.

Let me back up.  Last November I joined a charity sewing group on Flickr called Do.Good.Stitches.  There are many sub-groups within the larger group and I joined the Faith group.  There are ten ladies who sew blocks every month while one person organizes, collects & assembles that month’s blocks. Our charity that we are donating quilts to is Restore Innocence, an organization that rescues girls from human trafficking.  This is a tragic issue that is finally getting more exposure & help through organizations like Restore Innocence.

January was my month to organize and assemble.  These are the blocks that I asked everyone to make.  We used the Sparkle tutorial to make the blocks.  And with each of us making 2 blocks I had enough to make two quilts. This is the first one. The second one is pinned and ready for quilting.  I was inspired by Amanda’s honeycomb quilting but used a slightly different stitch.  It’s stitch number 19 on my Janome 7700.  It’s more curvy than zig zaggy.  I love the ripply effect after washing!   I’m definitely going to use this stitch again for more quilting. I just love it.  The finished size of the quilt is approximately 60″ x 69″.

Links to the Sparkle tutorial:
Flickr group

I’m linking up to Amanda’s Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts

§ 16 Responses to Sparkle

  • Jean says:

    I like what you did with Stitch #19! I need to remember that. How adorable!

    Yes! Loving the sunlight today! Woo hoo!

  • Karen says:

    What an awesome post and a beautiful quilt. I too am so glad that issue is getting some support. I know it will be treasured.

  • Michele says:

    Gorgeous. Love the beauty shots!

  • Debbie Smith says:

    Great quilts love the colors. Your choice of groups to make quilts for is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  • Debbie says:

    Oh this is lovely!! I’ve almost got all my blocks back for Faith’s February quilt!

  • Christine says:

    Beautiful quilt!

  • wonderful quilting , love the quilt. What a great cause, good for you using your talents to donate your time and a quilt or two to
    congrats on a great finish

  • Blue.Ridge.Girl says:

    This Sparkle quilt truly does sparkle! The wavy stitching is fabulous, too :o) Hooray on a wonderful finish!! The layout you are using works so nicely with these blocks.

    As soon as I saw this fun wavy stitching start to crop up in people’s pictures I looked at my machine to see if I could do it. I do have a Janome (which I love!), but it’s a more basic model so only a very few extra stitch patterns. It’s a great machine, though, and has worked wonderfully for me.

  • lisa says:

    What an awesome charity, and an awesome quilt. I love the vertical sashing, and the texture of the quilting.

  • Izzy says:

    You did such a good job. Do you think you can give me a little rundown on how to put your quilts through the sewing machine ??Is there a method? I have been quilting by hand since 1984 so I have never been intrested in machine till now. Its taking too long to make my quilts. Izzy

  • Alison says:

    Fabulous quilt: I love the colours and think the quilting is wonderful.

  • Christine says:

    Great quilt and I love the quilting!

  • Melissa says:

    OH!! I love it. It’s going to be SUCH a blessing to one of the girls. SUCH a blessing. 🙂 And No. 2 will be, too! 🙂 Thanks, Anita!

  • it’s a beautiful quilt, Anita! I just sat down and tried stitch 19 on my machine. it’s lovely! that was what I was going for in the first place! 🙂 thanks for the info. and thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

  • pratima says:

    Very pretty, Anita! Your quilting compliments it beautifully! This hint of bright pink really adds a sparkle to the quilt.

  • Jenny says:


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