Monday, January 7, 2013

"Sparkler" Lee's Latest!

I'm excited to share this quilt with you today!  Lee from Freshly Pieced designed this amazing quilt called "Sparkler" and the pattern is now available in the Spring 2013 issue of Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts.  

 I quilted this up for Lee a while ago.  She gave me permission to do whatever I wanted for the quilting.  (I love that!!)

I have to admit, the quilting design didn't come to me right away.  I did know I wanted movement and knew I needed to add some curves to accomplish that.  I used a circle and curved template to create the spinning in the white area's.  I then added some fun fillers.
....and to not distract from the design in the white area's I kept the quilting very simple for the colored area's.

I used two layers of warm and white batting, which really helps show the quilting and give texture to the quilt.  I also love using warm and white batting anytime there is white fabric in the piecing, it really makes the white POP and stand out!  I changed my thread color in the colored areas to match the fabric and used an off white thread in all the white area's.  I used "Sew Fine" by Superior.

I love this pattern!  Lee did a fantastic job coming up with a design that is so dramatic but so simple to piece!  It was a pleasure quilting this up for someone so talented.  Her piecing was phenomenal....LOVE THAT!
 
...oh and I just had to take a picture of the back too!

~Jenny~



 

32 comments:

felice said...

Gorgeous! I love the movement of the sparky part of the quilt design!

Sharon S said...

I looked at this toady on her blog & thought hmmmm this quilting style looks familiar. Fab quilting!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Just gorgeous!!!!!

Nancy said...

Wow, it is absolutely breathtaking!! You both are so very talented!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Stunning quilt.....your quilting is fabulous!

Teresa Silva said...

Oh my! You continue to amaze me. Your quilting is so beautiful. Love the quilt design too!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Beautiful and the quilting is stunning!

Kathy said...

Absolutely stunning. The quilting is wonderful!!!! Thank you for sharing.

humble needle said...

Jenny, you have done it again! The quilting makes the blocks look like they are about to spin right off the quilt. My new favorite?, well, until the next one!

Lee said...

Thanks for doing such a fabulous job on this quilt, Jenny! It really makes the design pop! I love it more than I can say! : ) (You took such nice pictures of it, too!)

Dianne Mitzel said...

I am in awe of your beautiful quilting,you are an artist with the longarm to be sure!!! Do you have a price list? If I ever make a wonderful quilt, I would love to have you quilt it, I would allow myself one indulgence , at 70, I may deserve it...or not. lol I opened my ruler today and "looked " at it, maybe tomorrow, I'll try to cut something out..

Alycia said...

Fantastic!!!

regan said...

Gorgeous quilt and quilting! And one question....if you changed colors on the front to match the fabric, what did you use in the bobbin for the back....it all looks the same?

Patti said...

I love a beautiful solids quilt, and between Lee's pattern and your quilting, it is breathtaking!

MariQuilts said...

I love it.

Leeanne said...

Beautiful, lovely job.

Simply Scaife Family said...

Amazing and beautiful!

Valerie said...

Spectacular! I love how the quilting complements the piecing. Great job!

Laura Davies said...

Love how the quilting makes the pinwheels look like they are spinning. What a neat design!

Kelly Corfe said...

Fantastic quilting ... love it!!

Quiltjane said...

Beautiful design Lee and the quilting is exquisite (as usual)

Chelsea said...

This is gorgeous jenny! The quilting adds so much to it.

Trudi said...

As always, stunning quilting?

knitandpatch said...

The quilt is fun, so happy colors and your quilting is just fantastic!

Jackie M said...

Your quilting is amazing! The design you selected really highlights the quilt

Lynn Douglass said...

Oh my gosh, Jenny! It looks fabulous! I love how you take simple designs and use them in a way that puts a quilt over the top! I find that I way overthink things sometimes, and you inspire me to look at quilting in a whole new way. I love the quilt pattern, too!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

It turned out soo cool! Stunning!
Lovely quilt, and lovely quilting!
Thanks for sharing :-)

Leslie Unfinished said...

This is spectacular! You're quilting is amazing!

Mama Pea said...

What a great quilt! Once again, your quilting rocks it!

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Fabulous quilting!

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Fabulous quilting!

Sharon said...

I really like the way you quilted the top. It looks like on the top you match thread color to fabric. When you do that what do you do with your bobbin thread? Do you have a go to thread color for your bobbins when you are doing color changes on the top or do you switch bobbin threads to match top thread color choices?