Sidelight Sprites

I’m still pretty surprised about my enjoyment with this quilting stuff. Although technically, I’m not quilting; I’m piecing quilt tops.

Regardless, I’ve done far more this year than I ever expected to sew in my life. Among them is this lovely top, made with Alexander Henry’s Sprites of Tillbrook line of fabric. The pattern is called Sidelights and it’s the first quilt pattern I ever bought (purchased at Intown Quilters last year). I liked it because it didn’t look particularly complicated and seemed like a great way to use either a really big print fabric or a preprinted panel.

On a whim, I decided to use the cool border print of sprites. I think it’s so cool! Of course, the print did not stay true after I washed it and trying to cut it so it looked straight proved impossible. Oh well.

I fussycut the centers of each block from a coordinating fabric, showcasing different sprites in each. The frames of each block are alternating pink and green toadstools. Looking at them now, I wish I’d anchored the mushrooms so that the stems went around the blocks in a circle. But I can live with it as it is.

I’ve picked out the backing fabric and the binding but the top is hanging up as a sample at the shop right now — which tickles me to no end.

9 Replies to “Sidelight Sprites”

  1. I do like the asymmetry of the piece. It makes the eye travel around and look at the whole piece, not just the center. Really shows the fabric off nicely.

  2. So pretty! I love the colors!
    I have the Tillbrook Sprites in the Charcoal colorway and had the same problem with the border print. It drove me mad! But my girl liked the outcome, so that was good for me.

    But I love your quilt top and congrats on hanging in the shop!

  3. This is my most favorite fabric line… ever. I love what you’ve done with it here in this quilt! 🙂 Awesome!!! 🙂 (Hugs!) -jessica

  4. Don’t you just love this fabric? I picked it up in lavender and got the mushrooms too. I am making a birthday dress for my 3 yr old grand dtr. I am going to add a short over skirt of lavender organza scalloped with flowers. Should be cute. Love the wall hanging.

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