Tuesday, May 15, 2012

baby sparkle punch

I wanted to make a quilt for a friend of mine who just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. And, since I love the look of wonky stars but never really made a quilt using just this one block, I decided to give Sparkle Punch a try.


Did you know that Sparkle Punch really starts out with the same layout as a Plus Quilt would? How cool is that?


I decided to use pink, green, light blue, and gray print fabric for the stars and Kona white for the background.

 

I loved that there was no precise measuring required, it's the wonkiness that makes these stars so charming, after all. However, making this quilt top was more time consuming than I expected - it's all that pressing and trimming after each seam.



But, time consuming or not, I like how it turned out. I think it would make a very nice baby boy quilt, too.  Just in different colors, of course.

 

I pieced the back using some coordinating fabric from my stash. I did some simple straight line quilting and finished this beauty off using pink and blue fabric for the binding.



Finished size of this quilt is 40" x 40". If you are interested in making your own Sparkle Punch quilt, you can find fantastic instructions by Elizabeth Hartman here.

Hope you all are having a wonderful day. Svetlana

18 comments:

  1. One of the most beautiful baby quilts! I just started to make a baby quilt - wish I could have time to make your stars! How funny it begins from the 'plusses'! x Teje

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  2. so cute! And I love those fabrics together as a plus quilt too... such a sweet gift!

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  3. It looks fab, that is definitely one on my 'to do' list at some point :o)

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  4. So pretty! I've been wanting to make a sparkle punch ever since I first saw Elizabeth's tutorial. One of these days...

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  5. Gorgeous baby quilt! I've had this one on my list for a while. Love your version!

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  6. So beautiful! I didn't realize the basic patterns are the same. The fabrics you picked are pretty. Great job!

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  7. Very lovely. A great gift for a new baby.

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  8. Gorgeous - I totally agree about how time-consuming it is! Sure, it's great that the star points are wonky but there was a LOT of sewing and trimming to make the blocks. Worth it though - the design is so cute!

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  9. SO SWEET! What a perfect baby girl quilt!

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  10. Hi Svetlana! I'm back because I can't forget these stars...
    I think I shall make few for the baby quilt I began. I thought that they are made so that we sew the corners of the stars over the white squares. But if you cut first all the squares like for the 'plus' pattern, I'm wondering how you make the stars? If you have an easier tip, I would be happy to learn! Thank you for inspiration! x Teje

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  11. This is so pretty S! A lovely gift for a wee baby

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  12. It is so pretty! I love this pattern :)

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  13. It's beautiful!! Perfect for a baby and I love the pattern

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  14. This is so cute, I hadn't really thought about how it is essentially the same as a plus quilt - that is cool.

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  15. i love it, as always! so so pretty svetlana! your work always inspires me!

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