Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Riley Blake Designs Sparkle Basics Blog Tour

This is a perfect time of year to share Riley Blake Designs "Sparkle Basics" in their blog tour.
For most of us, December means cold weather and snow that "sparkles."
Christmas has shiny tinsel and then there's New Year's Eve's fireworks and confetti.
Yep, it's a perfect time for this sparkly fabric!

No snow but the clouds were dark and hinted at a storm.
I love the desert with or without snow!

50" x 50" in six of the "Sparkle" fabrics

Definitely a storm brewing behind the quilt!

The choices for "Sparkle" fabrics are incredible and every one of them shines!

Riley Blake Designs Sparkle Basics are great for quilting, apparel, and home decor. 
The fabric works for backgrounds and backings, and is 100 per cent cotton, too.

These are the fabrics I used in "Winter Storm."

I loved how beautiful they went together (cool rock, too!)

The black rose gold was perfect to help create "the storm."

Of course it snowed the day after I took all the other photos!
Not much snow and it ended a little too quickly,
 but I will take what I can get...it was fun to see and enjoy!

I used my favorite iron-on adhesive for the snowflake.
Therm O Web's Heat n Bond Lite is awesome!
The protective paper peels off so easy and it comes in a inkjet printable version,
which means no tracing. Just print your design, cut out, and iron to fabric.

Aurifil 40wt white thread for the quilting and Aurifil 40wt black thread
for the applique stitching made everything go together even sweeter.

The silver stripes were perfect for the binding.

You can find the "Winter Storm" pattern HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!
Check out the Riley Blake Designs Blog for more fun projects.


  1. Your quilt turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing the details and all the pics. Their fabric is gorgeous and you did a great job singling out the fabrics for this quilt!

  2. Neat quilt! I've always planned to do a black and white but haven't gotten that far on my list yet... (tee, hee). I like the effect of the black snowflake in the middle. Those fabrics are really neat too, and the stripe for the binding is a really nice touch. Thanks for sharing all the photos and the pattern! (We had 4" of snow Sunday night and Monday--our 3rd of the season--and I've had enough! Would be glad to send it your way, if I could.)

  3. Gorgeous Quilt, thank you for sharing the pattern. I can vision this one in Sparkly Blues as well!

  4. Oh, that is a gorgeous quilt!!! I love how the fabric is what sparkles and the pattern is subtle enough to really make you look to see which fabric is used where! Thank you for sharing the pattern...now to find the fabric!!!

  5. Oh my gosh this is a beautiful quilt. I absolutely love your design and stunning fabrics. I truly thought the pattern was for sale. Thank you so much for sharing it for free.

  6. Love these sparkles!! Thanks so much for the pattern.

  7. Precioso el quilt!!!
    Y unas telas apropiadas

  8. This is gorgeous! Thank you, Carol ... <3 Pat

  9. Oh my gosh! This is a beautiful quilt and it definitely sparkles! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

  10. I have been loving metallic fabrics lately. This one really shines!!

  11. Those are really pretty fabrics. I love that center snowflake.

  12. Beautiful fabrics! Love your quilt!

  13. I love everything about this quilt. It is truly stunning.

  14. You nailed the quilting! I struggle with using all over designs like this. Well done!

  15. Beautiful quilt. Only issue (which I may have missed something) but border d instructions are inconsistent. In picture it has black corners, in cutting instructions it says to cut snowflake fabric for corners and in the directions for border d it has two black corners and two snowflake corners. I completed that step before I realized it and have the black corners, which I will leave in place, it will still be fabulous, but just a note for anyone doing this quilt. Please let me know if I missed something and am incorrect. Also, I don’t mean that to be critical, I am more than appreciative, I just wanted to give a heads up if someone got confused.


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