March 8, 2016

Finished in 5 Days - King Size Sparkle Plenty in Dogwood Trail

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I began cutting out this king size quilt on Saturday and finished it on Wednesday - yes, five days!!  This is what an Accuquilt does to quilting, especially HSTs, friends - it drastically reduces the amount of time spent cutting and sometimes eliminates trimming!  It also shows me how much I can accomplish when I get off the computer and sew!

This is a custom gift quilt for my aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary. My aunt picked out the fabrics and paid for all of the materials, and my labor was a gift to them.

I matched the colors in the border strips as shown below, placing pink flowers next to pink and white flowers next to white.

The backing is from Marshall Dry Goods.  I hadn't handled this brand before, so I was very happy to find it has a tight weave and is so soft.  I ♥ extra-wide backing - they save so much time, and since I've learned to rip the raw edges, they go on the quilting rails so nicely.

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Sparkle Plenty, enlarged and block size changed.
  • Size:  King, 113" x 98"
  • Fabric:  Dogwood Trail by Sentimental Studios for Moda, 2012
  • Batting:  100% cotton
  • Quilting:  Allover medium meandering stitch in white thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15 mounted on a long-arm quilting frame.
  • Backing:  Classic quilt backing, extra wide.
  • Binding:  Dogwood Trail print.
  • Value:  Springtime sweet!

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amy said...

This is just gorgeous! Springtime joy in every block.
What size are the HST blocks? They sure look perfect!

Shannon said...

Wow! You did that so fast and it looks great too!

Kirsten said...

Such a beautiful quilt for your Aunt and Uncle. I made a Sparkle Plenty quilt a few years ago and it is till one of my favourites.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great finish. It's a great quilt. I'm sure it will be well loved.

Paige said...

Wow! It's beautiful! Please extend a Happy Anniversary to them!

Izzy said...

It's just beautiful. What an amazing gift! Congrats on a great finish! And thank you for linking up at TGIFF.

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

It is beautiful....very impressive to finish so quickly!!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

This is really lovely - great fabrics/colours, and such a good pattern, so effective when made. Well done!

AlidaP said...

Wow! A quilt in 5 days!! I cannot even complete the fabric selection in 5 days! Congratulations, it's really beautiful! thanks for sharing!!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

It is beautiful! And yay you - for the quick finish!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Those are really lovely fabrics--great quilt!