Monday, 5 May 2014

Sparkling Gemstones Jelly Roll Quilt

This is my first ever jelly roll quilt. It's Sparkling Gemstones from Pam and Nicky Lintott's book, Jelly Roll Quilts. It measures 64" x 64".

Sparkling Gemstones
My mum gave me this jelly roll for Christmas some years ago. At first I wasn't sure what I would do with it, but then I saw the Sparkling Gemstones pattern and liked it. I've added more fabrics myself because I wanted to make the quilt big enough to fit a queen sized bed.

Sparkling Gemstones
The pattern used a light colour for the sashing, but I chose a dark purple to offset all the bright colours in the blocks.


I used Kaffe Fassett Paperweight for the borders, binding and backing.

Kaffe Fassett Paperweight on the back
And added a funky label with borders by Laurel Burch.



I hand quilted in the ditch around each block with regular quilting thread, and then quilted diagonal lines across the quilt with Perle 8 in purple.



I love how this quilt turned out - bright and cheerful, and best of all warm for winter nights.

The facts:
The pattern is Sparkling Gemstones from Pam and Nicky Lintott's book, Jelly Roll Quilts.
The fabrics are a bright jelly roll with dark purple sashing.
The backing and borders are Kaffe Fasset Paperweight.
The finished quilt measures 64" x 64".

I'll be linking up with: 
Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts
Esther's WoWs
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Needle N Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Live a Colorful Life
Can I have a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Quilt Addict
Crazy Mom Quilts

30 comments:

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Love the colours in your quilt... beautiful!!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

colorful and cute! love how you did the quilting

Wendy said...

great quilt, well done! I love the way that the sashing looks wavy - I can see that it is straight, i'm not criticising your piecing, but the pattern of the blocks makes it look curved.

Micki @ 2 Dogs Studio said...

Looks great. Love the pattern. Looks more complicated than it is.

A Quilter's Mission said...

This is absolutely beautiful! The colors do sparkle.

ofelya said...

beutiful quilt, it just "feels' happy !

pinewood said...

Love the colour impact, a really happy quilt.

Quilt Musings said...

Gorgeous! I just love how the purple sashing pops and the eye sees it as not a straight line! Your quilting is beautiful! Congrats on a wonderful finish :)

lucarloe said...

Love the bright colours in your quilt and how the sashing gives a different look.

verpa said...

It is so bright, I like it very much. Thanks for sharing.

Lorraine said...

What a great way to use your jelly roll! Fun & colourful.... :)

Marsha Cooper said...

This is too cool. I'm looking at it and looking at it trying to figure out how you pieced it together.

Leanne Parsons said...

That dark sashing really sets off those beautiful bright colours! The whole quilt does seem to be sparkling.

Prima Donna said...

Nothing better than brights with black. Love your hand quilting, too.

Prima Donna said...

Oh, is that black or navy blue?

Nancy said...

Oh, it's such a bright, happy quilt! What a treat to wake up to it every winter morning. I love your blog header image. Is it a quilt you made?

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

This is so vibrant and fun! and the hand quilting really makes it special!

Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Rachel said...

Very pretty and colorful. The dark sashing was an excellent choice. I love the way dark colors make brights pop!

Kymberly said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the dark purple as the sashing. Really makes the jewel tones pop.

Cheryl said...

What a fun colorful quilt, I love the hand quilting!

Lynn White said...

That looks beautiful. A lot of sashing and work but it really comes together so well.

April said...

I love how it looks like a stained glass window! very very beautiful!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Very pretty.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Very very nicely done!

Sarah Craig said...

Just gorgeous! Love the bright colors against the dark sashing. Whoop whoop!

One English Teacher said...

The dark purple sashing was a great idea!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

The dark sashing really makes the colours of the jelly roll fabric pop. I've never thought of hand stitching in the ditch, I usually use it just for decorative effect. Think I'll give it a go :) (Visiting from the getting to know you email of the Plum and June blog hop hopefuls!)

Michelle Bartholomew said...

I love your hand quilting! It gives it such an extra special look. I've never made a quilt with a jelly roll either, but this looks like it was a fun pattern! Visiting from the blog hop discussion group :)

Sallie said...

Beautiful!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Thanks for linking up!