Snow Sparkles


About this Quilt

quilt-snow-sparkles-flatDesigned by Carolyn McCormick, the delightful Snow Sparkles quilt features blocks with set-in seams that are set on point, along with plenty of open space for creative quilting. The color palette and composition remind us of the shadows and sparkles that shimmer on newly fallen snow.

Patches in this quilt are cut from templates. Carolyn uses two of the tools she designed for her company CM Designs when making her blocks—the Add-a-Quarter ruler and the Trim-a-Trip tool.

Carolyn McCormick is a prolific designer having designed not only a set of tools but has published many books and patterns. Her specialty is foundation-pieced patterns, and the Add-a- Quarter tools that she designed have made the foundation-piecing process easier and quicker.

Pattern Details

Quilt Designed & Sewn by: Carolyn McCormick
Machine Quilted by: Carol Willey of Willey Nice Quilts
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Size: 45″ x 45″
Finished Blocks: 4 Blocks 12˝ x 12˝
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Ruby Days and Essentials collections by Wilmington Prints.

  • Aqua batik: 1 fat quarter* for blocks
  • Assorted white prints: 1¼ yds. total for blocks, piecing and setting triangles
  • 4 assorted indigo batiks: 1 fat quarter* each for blocks
  • Purple batik: ⅞ yd. for 1st border and binding
  • Dark blue batik: ¾ yd. for 2nd border
  • Backing: 3⅛ yds.
  • Batting: 49˝ x 49˝
  • Template plastic

*fat quarter = 18˝ x 20˝

Get the Snow Sparkles pattern and More from McCall’s Quilting January/February 2018