Sparked Quilt Pattern

The Sparked Quilt Pattern was released on July 4th 2020. It is currently available in PDF format in my Etsy Shop. The Sparked Quilt pattern comes with both throw size and baby size yardage included in the instructions.

Sparked Quilt by woollypetals

I designed the sparked quilt while tile shopping for a design project I am currently working on. Sound familiar? That’s how the Floored Pattern came to be as well. Unlike the Floored Pattern though, the Sparked Pattern changed a significant amount from the original inspiration tile to what it is now. I think it changed for the better. One of the names was Sparkler quilt which I think it emulates very well. But there is a quilt pattern by another designer of that name. A quilt name with spark or star in the title or similar to firework is a hard name to come by. Sparked is reminiscent of sparkler and since it’s release coincided with my daughters 4th of July birthday it seemed fitting.

Baby Sparked Quilt by woollypetals

The Spark Quilt has FPP sections combined with traditional piecing to achieve the finished quilt. FPP can be daunting if your new to it. To be very honest with you this FPP is very simple and doable by even a beginner. I have a YouTube Video you can watch of me piecing the FPP sections on the Sparked quilt. The video is linked in the Sparked PDF Pattern for easy access. You can also access it at the link below.

SPARKED FPP SECTION YOUTUBE VIDEO TUTORIAL.

Lliana Baby Sparked Quilt by woollypetals

The Sparked quilt is a great pattern to use with large printed fabric just like my Floored quilt. It can be made scrappy, or with a full line of fabric, or with all solids, or used for applique or cross stitched panels. There are so many options. If you are on Instragram you can check out my pattern testers quilts on the hashtag #sparkedquilt to see different verisons. I can’t wait for that hashtag to fill up.

The Throw size measures 60″w X 72″ t, and the Baby size measures 36″ w X 48″ t. Since this pattern is sashed between the blocks, it would be simple to size up or down. Keep in mind you fabric requirements would change from the listed yardage when changing the size.

Flying Sparked Quilt

The Rainbow Sparked quilt above is made using Karen Lewis textiles fabric, with a few solids sprinkled in for the main squares. The background is scrappy Low Volume, and the sparks and sashing are Kona Black.

Baby Applique Sparked Quilt by woollypetals

The Gingham Sparked Quilt above is made with Lizzy House Constellations as the background, a black and white gingham as the sparks and sashing, and a collection of prints and neon solids with applique for the main squares.

Baby Sparked Quilt

The Lliana Sparked Quilt above is made with Ruby Star Society Lliana Fabric for all the Main Squares, Ruby Star Society Starry Darlings for the background, and Tula Pink Mojito for the sashing and sparks.

Don’t you kinda think “windy, can’t see the whole picture” pictures are the best?

Stop into my Etsy shop to purchase your own Sparked PDF Download Pattern. You can use the code BLOGREADER2020 for 20% off your purchase of two or more patterns in my shop 8/2/2020 through 8/10/2020.

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June and July AG 18″ Doll PVC Pipe Tent

An 18″ doll tent Tutorial made with PVC Pipe and Fabric. A downloadable PDF with supplies and detailed instructions on what you will need and clear instructions on how to make the tent frame along with how to sew a tent cover for it.

Some of you all may not know my daughter and I are very into American Girl Dolls. I had a few when I was 9+ years old and my daughter has dived in the past couple years. We love to make rooms and DIY projects together for them.

Follow us on Instagram at @juneandjulyag for regular updates on our doll adventures.

18" Doll PVC PIPE TENT

Every summer we head a couple hours away from home to enjoy life on Lake Michigan for a few weeks and this year we decided to make a “Tent Home” for my daughters Joss doll before we left. I couldn’t find an actual tutorial for what we were looking for anywhere, only a few pictures on Pinterest of finished ones. So I used some of those and came up with our Tent and thought I would share the tutorial for all of you.

I made it into an easy to download PDF so you can save it to your device or just view it online. Click any of the links in this post to take you straight to the PDF TUTORIAL.

The tent is made from inexpensive PVC pipe you can buy at most hardware stores for a very inexpensive price. I purchase ours at Home Depot. All of the supplies can be purchased at your local hardware store like Home Depot and Joann Fabrics or a similar Fabric and Craft supply store. You will need a saw to cut the pipe and a sewing machine for the fabric tent cover. Or someone that is able to help you out with those parts.

The tent has a vinyl window on one side of the top, which you could put on both side of the top by repeating the instructions for the window side twice. You can also eliminate the window by just cutting out the piece for the no window side twice.

The front swags to each side and holds in place with sewn in ties to stay open. The back is a solid and doesn’t open. The sides can roll up and tie into place at the top with the sewn in ties. This allows for a nice breeze to drift through and of course easier access when you are playing or styling your tent.

I didn’t spray paint our pipe frame before our little lake photo shoot but I plan to in the future. The Tutorial talks about spray painting it so you don’t see the printed labels on the pipes. The Tutorial also shares how to glue it together, or only parts of it together so it is able to be taken apart and stored easily. We are keeping the ability to take ours apart for easy storage.

I hope you use this 18″ doll tent tutorial and make something fun for you or your child.

Please please share with us if you make the tent. Email us pictures if you like at woollypetals@gmail.com or tag us on instagram @juneandjulyag We would love to see what you make.

JUNE AND JULY AG 18″ PVC PIPE TENT TUTORIAL DOWNLOAD.

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Wash Your Paws Quilt

Whoa it’s been awhile and so much has changed since I last popped in here. I hope this finds you all safe and healthy at home if possible.

As promised if you follow me on Instagram I have finished my Giant Bear Paw Quilt Pattern and have named it “Wash Your Paws” to remind us of the times we are living in. I hope you all love and make this pattern and share your process and finished quilts.

I have always loved quilts made from enlarging traditional quilt patterns. I used this technique for the first time on this quilt for a swap I do every time my Quilt’N’Sisters retreat together.

The one I made for that swap is an all scrappy version which you should be able to adapt the pattern to easily. I just kept the fabrics in each color within the same color range so it still has the same look and feel as if used one fabric in each color.

The quilt I made while writing and testing the pattern I used a single fabric for each color. It gives us a good visual of two distinct look with the same quilt. I definitely love them both for different reasons.

The Wash Your Paws Quilt is a very quick pattern to cut and sew, which provides almost instant gratification. I plan to make a few more for gifts for some people who have been on my heart lately and for some charity quilts as well.

You will find this pattern is written in the same format as all my quilt patterns. If you haven’t sewn with one of my patterns before than this is a good introduction to my work. Which brings me to the fact that this pattern is FREE for anyone who wants it. You can click on the link below and it will take you straight to the PDF which you can download and use for your own personal use. I just ask you don’t use this pattern for classes or to sell without written permission from me.

WOOLLYPETALS WASH YOUR PAWS QUILT PDF PATTERN download here.

Lastly I would like to just let you know here that all the patterns in my Etsy shop are 50% off for awhile. I wanted to extend a discount since so many of us are stuck at home during our pretty much world quarantine. No code is needed for the discount, the sale price is adjusted in the shop already.

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Handmade Holidays

Hello All! How are your Holidays going? I am working on some gifts and final custom orders this week and wanted to share with you all that I updated my Etsy Shop. I added a few Handmade Items back to the shop for the Holidays including some pretty cute Snowmen that I made a couple weeks ago.

I am still working on a Tutorial for these guys but other stuff is taking priority at the moment.

I of course has a few animal pouches in the shop a few pillows, some oil pouches. Pretty much there’s a gift for all the people on your list if they like cute handmade things. wink wink.

Please stop by the Etsy Shop and pick up something Handmade or a pattern to make something Handmade for gifts this Season.

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Advent Calendar Tutorial

Tutorial Link at bottom of post.

Here you go! I have written up a tutorial for my advent calendar. It is a little different than you normally see and was inspired by ones from my childhood. My mom made me and my brother something very similar to these.

woollypetals advent calendar

I made simple long thin quilts basically, but easier than a quilt. ;) I then added felt stars and ties for each day of advent to tie a little gift, candy, or activity.

For the base I used a simple white fabric with black pluses so the stars really shine. The backing is a fun green and white triangle nod to Christmas. For the stars I used wool felt from Benzie Designs in a variety of colors. They have the best felt and bonus if I have time for a little drive they are relatively local to me. Benzie has this amazing product called glitter felt that you iron to any wool felt and it makes it sparkle without the mess. I used it on a couple of my stars for some sparkle. I used a Hearth and Hand ribbon I found in my stash. The ribbon is wide and has a beautiful woven detail that adds a nice bit of interest, don’t underestimate the ribbon. Lastly I grabbed a white cotton yarn from my stash. You could go as subtle or extravagant as you choose with your colors and supplies.

I wrote a list of my advent activities in case you aren’t sure what to do beyond gifts and candy. We do all these anyway so having it be a part of the advent calendar adds a little fun for the kids and cuts down on sweets.

  1. Get Christmas Tree
  2. Decorate Christmas Tree (sometimes these first two can be one, this year did not work out like that for us)
  3. Cozy Pajamas – I do this several times throughout advent since I can’t seem to resist a cute pair of matching Christmas Jammies.
  4. Decorate Gingerbread Houses
  5. Make a Christmas craft
  6. Watch a New Christmas Movie
  7. Have Hot Cocoa (I usually make this special since we have hot cocoa frequently in the winter, this year its fun cups with a cookie slot)
  8. Go to Grandparents (we are lucky enough to live close enough to do an overnight at my parents)
  9. Drive around and see Christmas Lights
  10. Wrap Christmas Gifts
  11. Watch Elf (our favorite)
  12. Donate new toys to an organization (I let them pick out a toy and we go do a drop off at a toys for tots or something similar)
  13. Volunteer (our favorite is Feed My Starving Children)
  14. Shopping trip with parent to buy gifts for family member

Other than all that I fill in with a couple little gifts, and then a special candy on the rest of the days. It’s a fun month for the kids and my favorite season!!!

My old advent calendar made by my mom hanging with the ones made for my kids. If your on Instagram you can see a bit more about these in my story highlights.

A little peek of the glitter Felt. The black on the left and the silver on the right are both the glitter felt from Benzie. It is so magical when used in any application and this is totally not sponsored. ;) Oh and bonus it does not shed glitter all over, the glitter stays put.

Okay and here is what you have been waiting for. Download the WOOLLYPETALS ADVENT CALENDAR TUTORIAL PDF here.

I would love to see what you make from this Tutorial so feel free to comment on this post and drop a link, tag me @woollypetals on social media, hashtag on social media with the hashtags in the pattern, email me, DM me on Instagram, flag me down in my car…. you get the picture. I would LOVE to see what you make.

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Echinacea Field Block SAL Final Week

Hello All. It’s our last week together. LOL. Not really, only for the Sew A Long but lets stay friends. Mkay.

In this last Sew A Long Week I would love to see what you have made!!! A finished project, be it small or big,all your blocks together if your still going, a completed quilt top or table runner. Whatever you may have accomplished I would love to see and am so happy you have sewn along.

If you have time in these last few days to finish up what your working on GO FOR IT!!!

Above is a 20″ Pillow made with one block and borders. You can find the downloadable planning worksheet with border dimensions in the Week 1 post linked at the bottom.

Next is a table runner using three blocks. No borders, although you could add them. This ends up being 36″ x 18″. A downloadable planning worksheet is available for this as well.

I quilted this table runner with free motion flowers and loop d loops with a bee. It is hand bound in a star print. I am now dreaming about quilting my quilt this way. hm…..

Lastly a 60″ x 72″ quilt top. It uses 20 blocks and I went for an ombre effect with the pinks and purples. A downloadable worksheet is available on the Week 1 post for this as well. Linked below.

I really look forward to seeing what you have made and can’t wait to share more with you.

The Prize for Week 5 is a specially curated by me Fat quarter Bundle. One of my favorite parts of designing a quilt is pulling fabric so I thought I would pull fabric for one of you to make a quilt from. Check in with Instagram to see what you need to do to enter.

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Echinacea Field Quilt Block Sew A Long Sing up Post

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Echinacea Field Block SAL Week 4

Hi guys! It’s Week 4 of this little Echinacea Field Block Sew A Long and we are starting to see alot of Echinacea Blocks popping up which is making me very happy. Thank you all for following along and making my pattern. I can’t even express how that makes me feel.

This week we are still sewing. Whatever that means to your project. Sewing more blocks, potentially finishing up a project. We only have a partial week next week, but I want you to keep sewing after the Sew A Long as I am sure you will.

I wanted to highlight a couple more blocks made by some of my friends so you could see some variation from what I make. Also check out the hashtag #echinaceafieldblocksal as there are some great flowers being made by all of you.

This cutie was made by my friend Faith of Sarana Ave. She makes amazing stuff and made the bottom strip of her Echinacea grass as well as made the block feel scrappy without every single piece being scrappy. Love that!

My friend Jen couldn’t help herself and made a tiny little mini from my pattern by FPP the diagram in the pattern. LOVE that!!! It is absolutely adorable and I need to do this. Check out Jen’s lovely Instagram feed @jenniferjohnston

My friend Myrth made this great mini quilt when she tested for me and she hand quilted it. yes!!! I love hand quilting and she accented it so beautifully with hers. Check her other work out and some free tutorials for quilts on her Handmade by Myrth.

I LOVE to see you using and making with my patterns, and I love it even more when I see you putting your own spin on things, whether it be shrinking or enlarging the pattern, coming up with unique fabric placement, selecting colors I didn’t think off, special quilting, all those special details that make it yours.

My goal is to always make the world more beautiful. Through, quilts, decorating, gardening, kind words and actions, and inspiring others to do the same. I hope you find your little part of the world a little more beautiful after making this block.

Our prize on Instagram this week is from Amy at Sewtopia. Amy hosts the most amazing retreats, and has a great online quilt shop, among other things. Check out Instagram for how to enter to win this fun bundle and pouch.

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Echinacea Field Block Sew A Long Sign Up Post

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Echinacea Field Block SAL Week 3

What?!? Can you even believe we are heading in to week 3? Probably since you officially get to start sewing. wink wink. I am sure many of you have tested the sewing waters already. I know when I do a sew a long it is very hard to wait.

Okay so this week we are sewing… probably next week too…. Anyway. Sewing up your block is rather easy. There are a few half square triangles to sew. If you have never sewn those before I would suggested searching google for a good tutorial. I am going to give you the basics here.

First, when I am sewing a block up I like to lay out the block with all the pieces in there place. The diagrams on page 2 (all the variations) and page 3 show you where each piece you have goes in the block and I find if I lay out the block in that way I can just place the diagram near me to reference the piece letters if needed.

All the pieces with HST’s pulled to side.

Second, I grab all my half square triangle pieces, or HST’s for short, and bring them to the side and mark the diagonal line on the backs of all of them. This way I can piece them all at once with my regular presser foot and then switch to my 1/4″ presser foot when I am piecing the blocks. So the pattern tells you to do the HST’s along the way. Which is a great way to do it for your first shot if your not used to patterns like this. Once you have one under your belt, sewing them all at the beginning is really a time saver.

Mark all diagonal lines on backs of HST’s.
HST laid on top of petal piece.
Sewn on the marked line. I tend to sew just inside the line toward the seam allowance.
Trim 1/4″ away from sewn line for seam allowance.
Press open. note* this petal has another HST on the bottom which appears below. ;)
Place finished piece back where it belongs in laid out block.

Third, after I have done all the HST’s I lay them in their spots among all the pieces I have laid out for the block. Then I follow along with the pattern and 1/4″ piece all the pieces together for the final product. TA-DA!

That wasn’t to hard right? I love how quick this block comes together, and if you are making multiple at a time you can just chain piece them all. Yay! Chain piecing can be such a time saver in a crunch or if piecing is not your favorite part. ahem…

Before you know it you are going to have some beautiful Echinacea to keep you company.

Happy Sewing!!! Don’t forget to pop over to Instagram to see how to enter for this weeks prize. The prize was generously donated by Windham Fabrics. and is a sweet Fat Quarter Bundle of (not in stores yet) Pink Lemonade by Tessie Fay. It is such a cute fabric line! Thanks Kait for the awesome Prize.

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Echinacea Field Block Sew A Long Sign Up Post

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Echinacea Field Block SAL Week 2

Week 2 of the Sew A Long is underway. This week is all about cutting.  Now I’m sure all of you are pros at cutting out quilts and quilt blocks. I thought I would just share a few tips that help make cutting go quicker for me. First off, templates. You will need to print the templates for the petals from the pattern with NO scaling. That means print at actual size, no fit to size, or fit to page or whatever. Check the 1” square on the printed template page to make sure it has printed correctly. If your petals are to small none of the other pieces will fit. Once you have the printed template page you will need to cut them out. I use an old blade in a rotary cutter (I just have a rotary cutter that is only for paper) and I cut out the paper templates with a ruler and rotary cutter just like I cut out fabric with my fabric rotary cutter. It helps keep those paper edges nice and straight and is quick.

To cut the petals out of fabric I lay the templates on top of my fabric and use the force of the ruler pressing down to hold it in place and cut around the template with the ruler and rotary cutter. You could also trace the template onto the fabric with any writing utensil since any marks would be in the seam. Just remember to try and stay on the inside of your marked lines so you don’t make your pieces to big. Pinning the paper template to the fabric and cutting with scissors works as well but would be the least accurate unless you’re a pro at this technique. The only things I really cut out with scissors are clothing and small curves, otherwise I even use a rotary cutter for curves.

Once the petal templates are all cut out you have to cut all the pieces on the cut list from the pattern. These are all cut using a ruler and rotary cutter.

There are a couple extra pieces to cut for the petals. Don’t forget those before you fold and put away your fabric. For the cut list, you can cut multiple pieces at once. Yay! There are two ways to cut multiple pieces. First you may be cutting more than one block in that case cut all the same pieces at once. If your using scrappy fabric for the background just stack the fabrics. If you are using the same background for everything and need to cut 10 pieces size 2” x 7” cut a 7” x width of fabric strip and then cut 2” pieces from the strip.

 Second you might only be making 1 block, but you can still cut multiple pieces at once because the pattern has multiple pieces of the same size for just one block. So cut those all at the same time by stacking fabrics for scrappy, or cutting with the strip method above.

Some of you who are making a smaller project may not have much cutting to do. But remember if you are cutting one block it’s basically just as easy to cut two and make something for a friend. Wink wink. Everybody loves getting something handmade right?

My last tip for cutting. (I will update this picture with a better one when I get back in town.) As you cut, lay the pieces out like the pattern. i.e. cut piece A and then place piece A where it will be once sewn. Cut Piece B then place that next to Piece A as it aligns on the pattern. Once your done cutting you will have a laid out block, you can stack multiple blocks on top of each other and chain piece.

Happy Cutting!

Okay guys! This week the give away on Instagram is share your favorite cutting method with a picture of cutting your echinacea blocks you can interpret this anyway you want. The prize is a $20 giftcard to Stitch Supply to use in their store online or if your lucky enough in person. Plus 3 ruby Star Society Charm packs I picked up when I was at Stitch Supply for a retreat last month. YAY! Check out Instgram for how to enter.

Echinacea Field Block Sew A long Week 1

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Echinacea Field Block SAL Week 1

Hi All! Welcome to Week 1 of the Echinacea Field Block Sew A Long. I am so excited for you all to start sewing! Yay!

Okay Week 1 is Prep and Planning. First you will need the pattern. ;) Second you get to decide what to make!!! Isn’t that fun? We are going to sew a long together for just over 4 weeks so making a whole quilt might not be in the cards for everyone. I have 3 planning sheets for you to download if you like. A 60″ x 72″ quilt planning sheet. A table runner planning sheet. And a Pillow Planning sheet. Of course these are just suggestions, you could make anything, a mini, a smaller or larger quilt than suggested, curtains, a dog bed…. you get the picture.

20″ Pillow made by me.
This gorgeous mini quilt is by Amy of Sewtopia

Download Planning Sheets Below.

Quilt Planning Sheet

Table Runner Planning Sheet

Pillow Planning Sheet

Check Instagram for details on what to post for the weekly giveaway and let us know what your planning on making.

Amazing night time Echinacea by Dana.

Once you have figured out what you are making you get to pick fabrics. Isn’t that the fun part? I just love it. You can really do so many things with the colors and fabric placement. For the background what’s your favorite? Scrappy, low volume, all one fabric, a color, add grass at the bottom…. so many options.

Scrappy Echinacea by Jennifer Johnston.

For the stem, leaves, and the petals you can really do anything you choose….. I am working on a quilt and will make the stem and leaves scrappy. I am making the petals scrappy but will do an ombre affect with lighter flowers at the top of the quilt fading into darker flowers at the bottom of the quilt. I am about halfway done and will be sharing progress during the sew a long.

Echinacea with coordinated single fabric background, greenery, and petals
by Stephanie Thomas.

Here’s a peek at the planning for my Echinacea Field quilt of which I have shared before.


I can’t wait to see what you all make with this pattern. It is one of my favorite flowers and seeing it made into beautiful quilt blocks is going to make me so happy. You can still sign up and join in the fun if you would like. The link is below to the sign up post.

Echinacea Field Quilt Block Sew A Long Sign Up Post.

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