Another Small Wedding Gift

Sparkle Jane also wanted to make a gift.  After all, the bride is her best friend. The color contrast between the house and the inner border doesn’t show very well in these pictures, but it works in real life.

A personalized pillow seemed perfect.


She does very fine embroidery work.  Remember, the entire door is only about 2″ tall.


I hope they will enjoy it in their new home.

Sparkle Success

Sparkle Jane’s (Daughter) latest quilt is complete.


The quilting went smoothly–her precise piecing and meticulous pressing makes such a difference.


The combination of sizes made for some interesting challenges with partial seams as she assembled the units. The Texas fabric is present in the front and makes most of the back.  She used the 2-1/2 yards she had really well.


It is a gift and will be delivered sometime later on this week.

Sparkle Jane Is At It Again

It has been a long time since I have shared a quilt by Sparkle Jane, my daughter.  She is in college now, majoring in Economics and Accounting.  But, school is out for the semester, and she got sewing.


This is a bad snapshot of the quilt top she finished last night.  Three different block sizes and A LOT of partial seams.  It will be quilted on Wednesday and finished in the next two weeks.  I’ll keep you updated.

Some Sparkle Jane

Long-time followers are familiar with my daughter, known as Sparkle Jane.  She is now 17 and a senior in high school.  It wasn’t that long ago…they grow up fast.

With all the demands of life she doesn’t quilt as regularly as in the past, but she does do some.


This top is a recent finish…

Hopefully to be quilted soon.

ps–The pattern is my design, inspired by THIS pattern.  But we resized it and measured so it isn’t paper pieced.  I know some people love paper piecing.  And I am very happy for them. And if you are one of those people you will enjoy Big Top.


A Sparkle Jane Quilt

My amazing daughter, Sparkle Jane, is 17 and a senior in high school.  She still quilts, but hasn’t maintained her blog for a long time because of the rest of her schedule.  We all understand that there are times and seasons in life.


Quilting, though, has not gone by the wayside.DSC00685

Here is her most recent finish, for one of her teachers and his wife on the advent of their baby daughter.


It isn’t a pattern, just her take on the best use of the scrap pile she was considering. It finishes at about 40″ wide and is my second practice try at longarm quilting.  My part is far from perfect, but I think the quilt is Darling!

That Is A Lot Of Quilts

We took the quilts of the 52 in 2015 project to my school to try to get some pictures of all of them.  Following is the best we could do.

It is a lot of quilts!

They should be delivered in the next few weeks.  I’ll post pictures then if it is photo worthy.


Thanks to all for your support.  Some of you will recognize fabric you contributed. All shared encouraging words and prayers and kindness.  It has been a terrific experience and a great way to give thanks for the life of that remarkable young woman known as Sparkle Jane.