Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sparklers on a windy day

Shattered, Radiant, Prisms, Cut Glass...

Sparklers quilt

whatever the name, I think it's glorious!

Sparklers quilt

Just an hour ago, my parents held tight to the corners of their new queen quilt top as the wind did it's best to snatch her away.  I thought the sun would be too harsh for photographs, but the stained glass effect is brilliant!

Sparklers on a windy day

After all's said and done, I'll be calling this pattern "Sparklers" (thanks, Suzanne!).  Sparklers for those little bursts of joy we used to dance around with on warm July nights.  The word is perfectly nostalgic.

Sparklers bits and pieces

No, she won't be done by Christmas (we're waiting on backing... way to plan ahead, Rachel!), but at least I can share this much with them now.

for mom and dad

Ingredients:  Lots of Kona solids, a sprinkling of text and plenty of love.

43 comments:

  1. This is glorious.... and I love the name, evokes many childhood memories! It looks amazing with the sunlight behind...reminscent of bojagi.
    Fabulous design and the colours all work so well.

    Jacky xox

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    1. Thanks so much, Jacky and everyone. I'm so excited that it turned out well.

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  2. Oh my goodness, this is STUNNING!!! I just joined a solids bee and you are giving me many thoughts. :)

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  3. Rachel, it is so ... sparkling!!! I love it!!! Beautiful, random, creative and very inspiring! x Teje

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  4. Oh it's just beautiful. And I love the name. You have some lucky parents! :)

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  5. PS: will you be selling a pattern/offering a tutorial for this? Oh please say yes... ;)

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    1. Oh, yes! This one was a doozie to calculate so I took careful notes to pass on all that work. I'll have the pattern ready early in the new year!

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    2. Yippee! I was just going to ask if you were going to sell the pattern.

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  6. wow, this is really lovely! I love the random layout, is has a really fun and exciting feel to it!

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  7. gorgeous!!! Love all those different sizes of sparklers playing together so well. You did a wonderful job joining them all together.

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  8. Beautiful, what perfect quilt weather!

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  9. It's wonderful Rachel! The quilt top looks really pretty against the light like that!

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  10. i love this so very much. and sparklers is the perfect name!

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  11. Beautiful! I know they are so thankful:)

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  12. lovely! looks just awesome in the sun. I like how you managed to do your own version.

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  13. oh wow Rachel. One of my new Rachel favorites, definitely! I love it. This might be a good do good design too!

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  14. Love it!! The sun shining through is terrific (as well as the name.)

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  15. I love it! And I also loved the sparklers suggestion from the comments on your previous post.

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  16. yay, Rachel, another great design! i love the varied sizes of the blocks and all the colors. woo hoo! congrats!

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  17. Oh Rachel this is just stunning! I am so in love with your design! You've got a pattern purchaser here as soon as you release it! Your Mom is gonna love it.

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  18. Don't you wish you could fly it like a flag? So pretty!

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  19. Beautiful quilt and beautiful photos! I like the improvisational feel of the blocks. The quilt top has so much movement.

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  20. Oh..I LOOOVE that! Sparkles indeed! I love the neutral background mix!!

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  21. This is lovely! I like the mix of 'sparkler' sizes :)

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  22. It's beautiful and Sparklers is a perfect name for this quilt!
    Are you doing a tutorial or pattern for this one? I'd sure like to do it too.

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  23. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.

    I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little
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  24. Rachel, this is gorgeous!!!! I want want want to make one- maybe with the bottled rainbow solids I've been hoarding! And I can't wait for your new class next summer. I'm having Rachel withdrawal! : )

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  25. Oooh, so, so nice! I bet this one is going to be tough to give away. :)

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  26. I'm flattered that my suggestion was the right name for this beauty. It's a quilt that will bring great joy!

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  27. That really is stunning and it looks so beautiful with the sun behind it. I was a bit nervous seeing it over the water, I'm glad they held on tight! Eeekk! xx

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  28. oh very pretty! I love quilt tops in the sun. It makes me not want to layer it up, but hang it in a window! ; )

    Where's the snow? No winter?

    Happy holidays to you & yours,
    Monika

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    1. Oh, I know. That picture looks like summer! We're hoping for a little snow.

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  29. This is so beautiful! Low volume and high contrast at the same time. Molli Sparkles approved!

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  30. Sheer artistry! A delight to the eyes and warmth to the heart.

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  31. Fantastic! Love it!!!
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