Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sparkle


I really needed to do something new, and I did.  I call it Sparkle thanks to Sarah.  This is my second Hands2Help quilt.  There are mistakes in this quilt, but Sarah was very nice to share a story about the Amish Girls and how they quilt.  She said ... "Amish quilter will intentionally work a mistake into her quilt, probably because they are so restricted on color and pattern, to make it uniquely hers.  They call it sparkle, and I love that!!".   I love that too and this quilt is filled with sparkle!!!  I did fix one large sparkle, but left a few others.  


This quilt was inspired by Jamie at L'Fair Quilts   She has such wonderful designs and when I saw that quilt I knew I had to make one.  I used some left over HST's on the back.  I also did not want to put those blue left overs back in the stash nor in the scrap box, so I pieced them together for a back.  I really love a pieced back.  I'm still improving my technique, and will get there with time.  But the journey sure is a lot of fun!


Linking up with 
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations and Patchwork Times

18 comments:

  1. This finished up so beautifully!! I don't know if I like the front or the back better - well done!!

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  2. Both the front and the back look great. And I agree with you, Jamie has some great designs.

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  3. Sparkle is a great name for it as the colors sure do sparkle.

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  4. Beautiful color combination! This quilt is stunning, and I must say....I've searched it through and through and can't find any mistakes, so..... :0)
    The pieced backing is a great design on its own.

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  5. I just LOVE the color palette you used on this quilt! Striking yet restful. Wonderful quilt!

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  6. Wow, you sure put this together fast! It is just lovely and beautifully sewn. I can't spot any mistakes either. Love the broken dishes blocks on the back--I just did some stars like that in red and white.

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  7. Great choice of colors and the quilt is lovely.

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  8. nifty quilt, great colors... mistakes? I don't see any....

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  9. Wow, that is stunning, Sue!!! :)

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  10. love this piece - I'm sure seeing it here gave me the idea to use these colors in the quilt I'm making now!

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  11. Saw your link on Sew Modern Monday and was instantly drawn in. What a beautiful piece!! Absolutely stunning. Great job!

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  12. Oh! And I wanted to add, that my friend, Carla, who has been quilting since the beginning of time, it seems, said that the Amish made deliberate mistakes because attempting perfection was considered a sin! So, that's my excuse for all my mistakes LOL!

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  13. Beautiful! I like the blue and green colorway.

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  14. Your quilt is awesome Sue!! Great colors and very eye catching!!! Sparkle and all!! lol!!! Good for you for piecing a backing and using up what would be scraps! 8-)

    I've heard that the Amish quilters put "sparkle" into their quilts because only God is perfect, thus this "sparkle" makes their quilts not perfect...

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  15. Beautiful quilt! Great colors! I don't see any errors, but love your "sparkling" attitude.

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  16. I bet that's where my mom got that. She used to tell me that there should always be one small mistake in a quilt. I told her that I didn't have a problem with one; I had a problem with there being more mistakes than correct! Love your quilt!

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  17. love your sparkle very much!

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  18. I always enjoy seeing your quilts. I love the beautifully pieced triangles and the back is amazing.

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