Erin’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, A Sparkling Sampler by Lynn Lister, appears in the May/June 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting.
I have always been fascinated by puzzle quilts but have never really known where to start when making one. I love the look of the A Sparkling Sampler quilt so I thought I would use it as a starting place for my own puzzle quilt.
I’m using the Strawberry Fields Revisited fabric collection by Fig Tree for Moda because I wanted a nice, summery look.
When I study the assembly diagram for this quilt I notice there are several 12″ blocks. Since I’m substituting other blocks to put in the Sparkling Sampler setting, the first block I made was Kansas Troubles. I wanted to try a fun new piecing trick I learned. I also made a few 4″ blocks that I can substitute in for some pairs of flying geese and hourglass blocks.
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