Quilt and Shine Block 14 – Twinkle

Do you find inspiration sometimes happens when you’re least expecting it? Like when ironing or washing up – yes me also 🙂 …. Doing the washing up, the other lunchtime I noticed this lovely, kind of twinkly motif, on one of Mum’s Pyrex serving dishes – a wedding present from the early 1960’s.

Mid century modern casserole dish

It really got me thinking of picking up needle and thread again, now that Mum’s condition is improving and chemotherapy is going smoothly. 

Over the past few months I’ve been following the lovely Quilt and Shine quilt-along over on Michelle’s CreativeBlonde blog and Instagram – it’s been really lovely seeing blocks being made.  I’m ever so behind schedule though, making both Michelle’s blocks and the Bonus blocks I promised for the quilt-along – so this little motif seemed a good place to begin again.

Mid century modern twinkle - close up.jpg

The little motif can be made either by hand (Freezer paper applique), shown above or machine (Fusible machine applique), which gives a lovely quick and easy finish.

Use together with the corners settings for either the 8 triangle corner setting (shown left), that Michelle’s using in her beautiful quilt, over on CreativeBlonde blog. Or the “Low cal” 4 triangle corner version (shown right).

Mid _c mod twinkle           Midcentury modern twinkle - block 14

Download free Tutorial and template for Block 14

I hope you enjoy making it too, do feel free to make it your own and include your own little touches. 

From our little hive to yours, have a lovely weekend and happy sewing xx


Honeybee Cloths

Midcentury modern twinkle - block 14

7 thoughts on “Quilt and Shine Block 14 – Twinkle

    • Thank you ever so much Michelle, I’m absolutely thrilled this little block is joining the quilt-along and the gorgeous blocks you’ve designed. Hope you enjoy making, and I really looking forward to seeing the beautiful block you’ll make. Have a lovely weekend too xx


  1. I have enjoyed seeing all the patterns for this quilt along but I haven’t shared that thought often enough. I am not sure if I have seen that particular Pyrex pattern. It does resonate joy and your pattern does as well. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and pattern.

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    • Thank you ever so much Patti for your lovely feedback, it’s very much appreciated. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying the quilt-along, I’m also really looking forward to sewing one of Michelle’s beautiful blocks this weekend, the gorgeous Flutterby block – it will be lovely to sit in the sunshine and sew 🙂 I hope you have a really lovely weekend too. Again thank you so much for taking time to comment – happy sewing xX


  2. I’m old enough to have seen alll the Pyrex patterns!! I love all the blocks so far but a little behind here. I’m missing blocks 9 and 11 patterns for some reason. This is a lovely qal. Thank you and Michelle for sharing with us.

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  3. Thank you so much for the Block 9 …All the blocks are lovely and I do love the idea. You have a great week … I’m way behind again and the week is almost over but hope it’s been good!! lol


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