The Next Big Step

My best friend is on his mission in Texas, and has been gone for about a year now. About six months ago my mom and I were visiting my grandparents in Colorado and decided to check out a quilt store in town. Of course, one thing led to another, and I found this absolutely perfect Texas fabric that is just beyond adorable. (Somehow I didn’t take a picture of it, sorry, I’ll fix that later.)

I had school off Monday so I made a day of fabric picking. (There’s also a blue pile, but that was chosen after I took some pictures.)

Every block in the quilt is going to be a different star block, so if any of you have a favorite, please send it to me! It’s going to take a whole bunch, and the layout uses different block sizes, so I’d love help finding great ones.

Thank you!



Coming Home Again

I know, I know. It’s been almost 2 years. But here I am.

I need to apologize for dropping off the map. Once high school happened, I started posting less, and less, and quite suddenly I stopped posting altogether.

Some tough stuff happened about 18 months ago, and my life got a little crazy. I stopped quilting for about 4 months after that while I gathered myself back together. After that time I started quilting again, but my blog has stayed silent. I’m happy to say that I’ve now finished the top that I’m calling my “Healing Quilt” (the first quilt I started working on again after I came back to quilting) and I think I’m ready to come back to you all.


Tough things happen, but I’m so grateful for you all, and all of you that have kept checking in on me even while I wasn’t so involved in the quilting community for a while. I’m also really grateful for my mom at Weddingdressblue and all the support she’s given me through my high school years; and that she’s kept all of you updated on my projects through her blog.

It’s good to be back.

Sparkle Jane

P.S. This pattern is a non-paper piecing version of the pattern “Big Top” that my mom and I adapted.

My New Adventure

As many of you know, I’m a ballerina as well as a quilter for most of the year. But over the summer, ballet gets out, and I tend to get out of shape. So, we decided to find me another sport.


I’m always a mess afterwards, but a happy, sweaty, hopefully in shape mess. I love my new boxing gloves.


His New Adventure

Some of you may remember a while ago when I asked you to send me quotes to help my struggling friend. He loved his box of letters, and they worked wonders in his life. He cried when he got it, and cried many days afterwards whenever he pulled out a quote or story that perfectly applied to his current struggle for that day.

Well, that friend is currently attending BYU, and will finish out this summer semester and probably the first term of fall before he starts his new adventure.

He’s going on a LDS mission. He opened his call (mission assignment) this past Saturday, and has been called to serve in the Aquas Calientes Mexico mission.  He leaves the end of October to the missionary training center in Mexico City, and will enter the mission field shortly after.

I would ask another favor of you older and wiser souls now. Though he is extremely excited to go on his mission, it will not be easy. He’s going to face many trials, and he’ll be away from home and loved ones for two years. If you would write small notes of encouragement and inspiration, I will be sending him these notes to be opened and read in case of a bleh kind of day. I’m sure they will help just as much as the previous ones.

Many thanks,


Sweet 16 and Tears

Well, here I am again. Glory, it has been a while. Anyway, I’m now 16 (as of May), and still quilting away! I’ve mostly been working on my big batik mystery project, and that is coming along oh-so-nicely for me. Honestly, the quilt is a little eclectic and random, but so is the maker so I think it’s alright.

I ought to be around a little more frequently now, haha. I know I say that all the time, but for real now, because I have an excellent reason. At the high school I attend, seniors have a mandatory number of service hours (30 or 40 I think) that must be completed to graduate. Now I suppose you’re saying “But Sparkle isn’t a senior next year, she’s a junior”. That is quite accurate. However, along with the valedictorian of a senior class, my school also has two salutatorians, one for leadership and one for service.

I want to be the service salutatorian for my senior class. There, I’ve gone and said it, it’s an official goal. Of course, I’m sure that this goal doesn’t really tell why I’ll be posting more, but I’m getting to that. All the service done (and you can be assisted by groups you organize) must be fully documented to count in any way. What better way to do this than a blog? I won’t be using this blog of course; I’m making another one just for that purpose, but whenever I’m online posting on my service blog I will also do my best to post on here.

Now, I need to give a huge thank you to my mom and dad, and all the people who donated fabric, love, and time to my big quilt project for 2015. I love and appreciate you all, so much. However, my family deserves an extra big thank you, because they’ve really started my salutatorian project for me.



Now, I know this isn’t the best picture, but they went to Shutterfly and made me a book.

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Like a real, hard cover, color printed, honest-to-goodness book. It’s absolutely beautiful. The morning of my birthday I went traipsing into the kitchen to find this at my place on the table. Needless to say, I was soon in tears.


I cannot say thank you enough to those who helped me get here.

Thank you!!!


P.S. I’ll post more about my service blog later. Happy quilting!



So I’m finally back! Lot’s of things have been happening, though little has been documented. And apologies about the blurry picture, I blame my phone camera for that, but the quilt itself will be lovely I think.


In the spaces between the grey and black squares there are going to be big gold star blocks. I’ve started the blocks already, but I’ll keep you updated.


I Return!

Here I am once again my dear readers and fellow quilters. Though I have been silent in the cyber world, my sewing machine has still whirred. School and the play have definitely been dominant, but I have gotten things done. IMG_1337

This is my “secret project” I’m super excited about it actually, I think it’s going to be awesome when it’s all said and done.

Any guesses?