I Love This Quilt! A Sparkling Sampler

Erin Russek

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.

Download A Sparkling Sampler free twin/lap quilt pattern here, and read on about Erin’s fresh version of this quilt!


Sparkling Sampler Styled Large I Love This Quilt! A Sparkling Sampler


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.

McQ1 600px I Love This Quilt! A Sparkling SamplerI’m using the Strawberry Fields Revisited fabric collection by Fig Tree for Moda because I wanted a nice, summery look.

McQ3 600px I Love This Quilt! A Sparkling SamplerWhen 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.

McQ2 600px I Love This Quilt! A Sparkling SamplerI love working with Moda bundles. Their collections always have such a nice combination of color and texture. Wish me luck!


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