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by Lesley Storts

»Urban Twinkle Quilt«


Inspiration for this quilt can be blamed on the dog. We do not have a fence, so when the dog goes out, we go out. And guess who shoulders the majority of dog duty? Yep, yours truly. If my family reads this they will probably roll their eyes, but it’s true.


So what do you do night after night, or morning after morning, while standing out in the yard? It was inevitable that I look up. And I looked up over and over again. And then, inspiration struck!


Surprisingly, there was a lot of thinking in getting those 5 colors to ombre just right (I’m sure that’s not grammatically correct, but I think it explains it perfectly). My daughter Lucy got called into the living room when I was laying it out to help me evaluate again and again. It was like putting a puzzle together.


I think Urban Twinkle would look great in many different color combinations and with a color card it would be very easy to pick out your graduating shades. I used Kona Cotton solids and quilted with Aurifil.

If you would like a copy of the pattern, it is available through Modern Patchwork Gifts 2016.

I dedicate this one to the dogs. On the left is Benson, our wire fox terrier. We got him earlier this year.  Our sweet little Yorkie, Oliver, died a year ago.

Happy Quilting ▶︎ ▶︎ ▶︎

Author: Lesley Storts

I’ve always been a doodler and loved art from an early age. I picked up my first fabric, a pink and white checked gingham, at 9 years old and cross-stitched my name. In 1996, my mom started quilting and her inspiration motivated me to make my first quilt in 1998. I found a pattern in a book from the library, changed the colors to make a Christmas quilt and pieced it together. I even quilted and bound it! I enjoy working with all kinds of fabric mediums and threads. I enjoy sewing with my machine and doing handwork. I get inspiration from my life including people, scenery, patterns and objects around me. Follow me here and on Instagram @lesleystorts.

2 thoughts on “»Urban Twinkle Quilt«

  1. What a wonderful story behind this gorgeous quilt!

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