Last, but not least, is Magic Spark, the final quilt pattern to accompany my By Hand fabric collection.
This colorful, dynamic quilt design screams rainbows and unicorns to me, all the things I loved in fifth grade! My girls feel the same way and both want this quilt! My youngest actually came up with the “magic” part of the quilt name and I love that. Yet, the design is also appropriate for the more mature. It’s a really fun star pattern with the large stars created by the main block design and a secondary pattern of stars appearing where the turquoise sections meet at the block intersections. It’s a lot of fun and your eyes keep finding new places to rest.
Magic Spark is foundation pieced. The fussy cut final sections, the background stripe, really add a lot to the design. Because that’s the trickiest part, I am adding this pattern to my Intentional Piecing workshop offering. I’d love to show you my technique for keeping those stripes directional. I also used the stripe for the binding and love it there! The backing is my plus print in the mango colorway.
The quilting was done by Carrie Zizza. We chose a green thread and it worked really well, blending into the profusion of color.
The patterns for Magic Spark, Negativity, Dogwood and Game Board will all be available in my pattern shops on Monday morning! Which do you want to sew first?