Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Sparkling gemstones

398 down, 226 to go..........

It all started with this post on Kate Conklin's blog. I spotted the quilt made by Leanne of Mount Vincent Quilts and I immediately thought of all my Kaffe Fassett remnants. The name of the pattern is "Sparkling Gemstones" by Pam and Nicky Lintott and is found in their book "Jelly Roll Quilts"

Thankfully for me, because I am an impatient soul and couldn't wait until I buy the book, I found the pattern online.
Edit:  Unfortunately the link to the online pattern no longer works (presumably because it has been published) and so I have removed it. 

One thing that fascinates me about quilt patterns is how a different choice of fabrics - a change of prints or colourways, however subtle, will make a quilt of a completely different feel. While searching online for the pattern, I stumbled onto these blogposts featuring the Sparkling Gemstones quilt.

Gail of "Miss Nance's Life" made hers with a black sashing and it turned out very striking.

Karen of "Bunk's Blog" created a capuccino vision, very warm.
Which brings me back to my fabrics. As most of my remnants were of odd sizes and because I also wanted to fussy cut the bigger prints, I am going the long route in making this quilt.... I will be cutting a total of 624 rectangles for a queensized quilt.
As usual I have discovered a slight imbalance in my colours and will have to supplement my stash and scraps. Gotta love eBay........


  1. Sparkling gemstones looks wonderful. Love all of the colours, it's going to look fantastic.

  2. Beautiful quilt! I'd love to do this quilt, but am unable to find the pattern on the link you gave. I might be able to figure it out from your picture, but a pattern would be a great help.

  3. Now in the book: jelly roll quilts. Our library had the book. Good luck fingpding the pattern. Very cute quilt. I have pieced it together and am getting ready to start quilting!


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