A foundation paper piecing pattern that evolved from one of my earlier Peranakan Tiles inspired quilts.
The foundation paper piecing patterns and detailed pictorial tutorial for this quilt is available in PDF format for sale in my Etsy shop.
One of my earliest quilts is this mini quilt inspired by old English floor tiles, which are also Peranakan tiles found in the Blue Mansion in Penang, Malaysia. I recently looked back at that quilt, and I felt like there is so much more potential in its design, so I retrieved its foundation paper piecing ("FPP") pattern in my computer and started re-designing it into what I now call the Sparkling Crystal Quilt.
I have written and compiled a PDF book of detailed step-by-step pictorial instructions and FPP patterns to make this quilt, and it is available for sale in my Etsy store. But if you are here for eye-candies (because that's what I feel how all the photos I took of this quilt turned out to be - candylicious) keep scrolling!
A sample page from the Sparkling Crystal Quilt's FPP tutorial and pattern PDF.
To avoid taking anything away from the geometric design of the patchwork, I chose to do cross-hatch quilting in a thread colour that everybody says will blend in with any fabric colour - light grey (because it does).
A close up of the finished quilt.
A flat-lay shot of some completed blocks.
I usually baste my quilt sandwich by hand-sewing long running stitches. That backing fabric is a machine-printed batik design fabric (meaning not hand-painted batik) purchased from the state of Terengganu, Malaysia.
The colourful pin-dot fabrics I used in this quilt are a combination of Japanese cotton and some unknown type of cotton fabrics purchased from my local online shopping platform. In fact, I have a whole shelf of them (seen in a photo in this post) in a plethora of colours. I think of them as my collection of paint colours that I can use in any quilt design that requires such vibrant and gradient of colours.