COVER QUILT ALERT! Scrappy Jewels in FONS & PORTER’S EASY QUILTS (Winter 2013)


Hi Friends!  I am most excited to share with you my happy quilt, my last magazine featured quilt from last year (2013).   It is my candy happy and scrappy quilt, thus the name Scrappy Jewels.


Scrappy Jewels made cover of Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Winter 2013) — adding to the happiness.  Click here to purchase just the digital pattern.

DP130540[image source: Fons & Porter]

The quilt design plays off the the same block, but of two different sizes, and different orientations.  Below you see the conceptual layout of the design.

scrappy jewels layout

This quilt is not fabric specific, and happiness in Scrappy Jewels is achieved by using entirely Riley Blake scraps.  I have also nicknamed this my “Riley Blake Unite” quilt.  I imagine you can come up with any final look you wish by just tweaking the fabrics.   The picture below shows some of the fabrics I used, which some of you probably have as well.  Now curious mind wants to know if you have a large happy stash you need to use up.



Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  The motif I used is a variation of one I had shared in one of my Thread Talk post here.





[This happy quilt is quite poignant to me in that it reminds me of how our life is made of patches of happiness here and there in the midst of just the everyday and normal routine — and in some cases intense trials and heartaches.   I have been immensely touched this past year by the life of Teresa Bartlinksi, and her family — despite the fact that I don’t them personally.  Click here to read about the family journey of the Bartlinksis.  Little Teresa didn’t stay on this earth too long before she was called to her heavenly abode, and yet, she exhibited the sweetest smiles in all the pictures I have seen of her — just like all the happy fabric patches in Scrappy Jewels.  And I consider little Teresa an absolute jewel!]

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are blessed by Scrappy Jewels, and even more so touched by the Bartlinski family.

With this post, I bring 2013 to a close at Ivory Spring!  You have been the sweetest bunch!  See you again tomorrow, I hope!


Have you had a chance to check out my other 2013 featured projects?

Better Homes and Garden American Patchwork & Quilting 2014 Calendar (Cover Quilt): Nature Walk

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013): Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Persian Rug

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Starry Dance

Australian Quilters Companion (November 2013, Cover Quilt): Farm Crossing

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Scrappy Jewels

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013): Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest

QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilt Trends (Fall 2013): Manhattan

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments

Quilter’s World (Winter 2013): Elephant Walk

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013): Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013): In the Meadow

The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Midnight Flurry

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Winter Wonderland

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet

Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis

Benartex (August 2013): The Gallery using Floral Philosophy

Benartex (November 2013): Movement in Squares using Op Art Reflections

Benartex (November 2013): Princess Aiko using Cherry Blossom Festival

Benartex (November 2013): A Midtown Story using City Construction

Benartex (November 2013): It’s Electrifying using Electric Feathers

Benartex (November 2013): Space Odyssey using I Want My Space

Benartex (November 2013): To Eternity and Beyond using I Want My Space

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013): Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (September 2013): Country Stars/Mending Fences

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013): Rooster Royale

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Moonflower

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Tutu Cute

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (December 2013): Petals

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (November 2013): Apple Jacks/Quilters Garden

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (November 2013): Towne Square/Quilters Garden

12 thoughts on “COVER QUILT ALERT! Scrappy Jewels in FONS & PORTER’S EASY QUILTS (Winter 2013)

  1. Oh my, Wendy, you are amazing. Thank you for sharing.
    I have been so busy with mom and dad. You creativity is always inspiring.
    Reading your blog makes me happy
    Love, Rosemary

  2. I seem to spend most of my life trying to use up bits and pieces. probably because in the past, I have bought a lot of bits and pieces!! I have just completed “Tuscan leaves” as a wall hanging and have used up many of the resulting scraps in a variety of cushion covers that will (hopefully) match the room. it was a good opportunity to try out a few new blocks to see which ones I could cope with. Typically, the one that I found the most fiddly, was the one that my husband said would make a lovely bed quilt!!! Oh dear,

  3. I knew that it was your quilt the moment I saw it!!! Happy and dancing!!! Just like little Teresa is at this moment w/o any of the “earth body” limitations!!!! Bittersweet post……………………hugs…….SSAB

  4. Congrats on the cover, Wendy! Thanks for sharing about Teresa. I have friends who adopted a little boy from China and he has to have surgery on his heart.

    I do have a stash! It takes up more than one wall in my sewing room. So really, I have a small fabric shop! I do not FEEL like I HAVE to use it up, but it’s where I go first when I need fabric for a project, class or even a gift!


  5. Wonderful you made the cover and I love this colorful happy quilt. I have not been commenting to your blog, but looking at each one I can b/c I have been under the weather for about 5 weeks but gradually getting over this stuff. I know you had a great Christmas and wonderful blessings for this new yr. Looks like you started off just perfect with the cover magazine very proud of you. Blessings-Carol

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