TGIFF – Sparkleworks Quilt Top
Yesterday I promised to show you a batikin’ good time. Oh, I never disappoint! I’ve got moves you’ve never seen! May I present to you, Sparkleworks. This is the finished quilt top from the Bloom Bloom Pow QAL that Lee at Freshly Pieced hosted earlier in the year. It was my first experience with a QAL, and I jumped in head first (quite haphazardly) with a few other Australian quilty friends. (Shout outs to Kristy, Midge and Mishi!)
As soon as I saw this pattern, I instinctively knew the batik rainbow fat quarter bundle Grandma Sparkles had sent me had found a purpose in life. I immediately thought of fireworks when seeing the blooms, and this cacophony of colours further inspired that train of thought.
While most of the other QAL-ers used white as a background fabric, I found that a bit too precious for my tastes. Plus, I had several cuts of black, nearly black, and dark, dark blue that I thought would suggest a darkening sky. What I love even more about those dark fabrics is that many have flecks of other colours running through them. This became the colourful embers emanating from the bursts, and the smoke drifting through the sky.
This was my first time working with the triangle shape, and I have to tell you, I love it more than a flaming queen loves fabulous! Snap! What’s left to say, except, IT’S FABULOUS! I learned so much from making this quilt top, and I consider it my greatest quilty accomplishment. In even better news, I’m keeping this one for me!
The story doesn’t end there, though. Oh, no, no, no. There’s a back that has to be made, right? Well, you’ll just have to tie your willie in a knot for that one, because it’s still in production. (Sneak peeks might be making appearances on Instagram though, so follow molli_sparkles for the latest!) If you’re not on Instagram, just trust that it’s going to be scraptastic! Join me in finally celebrating the birth of Sparkleworks, it’s been a long time coming!