Day Z Dozen Blog Hop – ‘Twinkle’ Quilt by Megan Johnson

Lazies, Today we have the most adorable quilt. Megan Johnson, of LakeHouse Dry Goods, shares her ‘Twinkle’ quilt with us. This is the sixth of twelve daily features in the ‘Day Z Dozen’ blog hop.


Here’s Megan to tell us more:
My brother used to have a bag full of hats for every occasion, sailor hat for the boat, conductor’s hat for the train, etc. Well, that’s kind of what it is like at LakeHouse Dry Goods where I work. In fact, we each wear many, many hats. For instance, if you call LakeHouse, you are probably going to reach me. I’m the Customer Service department, Sales department and the ‘How do I get your beautiful fabric?’ department.

twinkle-corner.jpgIt’s a joy to be able to talk to people who love LakeHouse fabrics as much as I do. Three years ago, I was teaching at my local shop and fell in love with LakeHouse fabrics.

I started making samples for LakeHouse and ended up working for them full time. I design, make samples, write patterns, and more (so many hats, so little time).

twinkle-star.jpgI continue to teach in local shops for fun and for my own education. It’s a great opportunity to see what kind of information the average quilter needs in the patterns to be able to make the project with ease. I have been able to incorporate a lot of what I have learned from my students into our patterns.

I worked with Holly Holderman, owner of LakeHouse, to design the Twinkle Quilt for her booth at the International Quilt Market in the Fall of 2006. We were able to combine my paper-piecing experience and her eye for design to create an adorable little quilt that’s perfect for the little star in your life.

We used the printed letter fabric to ‘spell’ the verse on the inner border. Simply cut the letters you need to spell out a desired message. It opens up all sorts or possibilities for any quilt.


The genius in this fabric is that there is plenty of space between the letters to be able to use together as words, or use them alone in a block.
– Megan

megan-small.jpg About Megan:
Megan loves everything about quilting. She loves teaching and designing as well as spending time with other quilters.

Megan was about 4 in this picture. ‘As you can see, this was the start of my bad hair years….which have lasted up until…actually it has not ended, but now I just don’t care!’

Here’s all the product information for today’s feature ’Twinkle’. Check quilt shops to purchase the pattern and fabrics.

LakeHouse Dry Goods
Twinkle Quilt
49 1/2″ x 49 1/2″
Pattern No. 06015

2-1/2 Yards LH03035 Frosted Dots Onyx
Twinkle Border & Checkerboard Accents
3 Repeats LH06023 Alphabet Lower Case Snow
Fat Quarter LH03022 Antique Dots Snow
1/2 Yard LH06021 Dance Floor: Black

Scrappy Stars
Fat Quarter LH03022 Antique Dots: Kumquat
LH03035 Frosted Dots: Delphinium
LH04013 Lotta Dots: Papaya, White
LH04027 Circle Circus: Apple
LH04031 Going in Circles: Lime, Melon, Turquoise
LH04036 Tiny Ticking: Cantaloupe, Begonia, Leaf
Lime, Papaya LH05025 Polka Party: Cherry, Lime, Purple
LH05028 Teeny Weeny Ticking: Purple, Sunset
LH05037 Polka Party Petite: Pink

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17 Responses to “Day Z Dozen Blog Hop – ‘Twinkle’ Quilt by Megan Johnson”

  1. Cindy Oates — March 10, 2007 @ 9:28 am

    I LOVE this quilt. The black background really makes those colors pop!

  2. Cecile — March 10, 2007 @ 10:03 am

    What a great way to use the alphabet fabric! Your stars are bright and happy. This is a perfect design to keep in mind for a baby gift. Next week when you are wearing your “where can I find it” hat, I’ll be calling you to ask which of my local stores carries Lakehouse Fabrics.

  3. Tammy Tadd — March 10, 2007 @ 11:20 am

    Hi Megan!

    This is one of the best uses I have seen yet for this alphabet fabric! I love everything about this little quilt! The stars, the multi colors on the black background, the use of the black and white check, and the way you off set the letters to look more “childlike”. Great job!

  4. Karina Hittle — March 10, 2007 @ 11:34 am

    Hello Megan,

    I love this quilt! The way you incorporated the “letter” fabric in with the darling 5-pointed stars is BRILLIANT! You and Cecile are right, this adorable quilt would make the perfect baby gift or create it for “the little star in your life!” The precious snapshot of you at age 4 is priceless! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  5. Pam — March 10, 2007 @ 11:49 am

    Really genius use of the letter fabric. I saw it at quilt market last year and loved it. Love the stars, love it all.

  6. Holly Holderman — March 10, 2007 @ 12:45 pm


    One of the things that the “non-shop owner” probably wouldn’t know is that LakeHouse is what is called a “distributor line”. This means that we have very little first hand knowledge of who our fabrics are actually sold to, because our distributors send out their own sales people to the shops to show them the salesman sample cards for our line (and the patterns as well).

    However, we’ve tried to anticipate the consumer’s needs from what is shown in this DayZ DoZen Blog Hop…For example I do know that all of our distribtors have online geographical shop lists that can help you find the shops who carry the patterns and fabrics shown on this BH.

    FYI, we have a list of our distributors for both domestic and international distribution on our website at:

    Given this, Megan is much less likely to know of a store carrying LakeHouse (near where you live) than one of our distributors.

    Additionally, we welcome all quilt shops who are carrying the LakeHouse line to post a comment about this, as they hop along with the Dayz Dozen BLOG! Read all of the comments carefully (Joan has thoughtfully coordinated a comprehensive “comments area” where they’re all are in one place!

    Hope this helps!


  7. Bernadette C — March 10, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

    Love it Megan! Keep up all the good work! I bet it was fun t make this quilt!

  8. Mary Lou Hallenbeck — March 10, 2007 @ 9:02 pm


    Love your quilt! I always love quilts with stars and the black & white fabrics really set off the gorgeous LakeHouse bight colors. And we know that children would just love this one for their very own. The letter fabric could be used to spell out their own name as well. Wouldn’t that make them feel so special! Great Job!

    Okay…now we are all wondering what you really look like???!!!

    Mary Lou Hallenbeck
    H.D. Designs

  9. Gina Halladay — March 11, 2007 @ 2:21 am

    Love the Twinkle Twinkle. Fun to hop back to this site everyday. Gina

  10. Debbie Hennessey — March 11, 2007 @ 1:18 pm

    Hi Megan!

    I love the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star design and think the colors make it sing the song out loud. Great to see you applying all of that precision and creativity in an art form that you love. The end result is a feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing that talent with us all!

    Deb Hennessey

    PS I don’t think you’ve changed a bit from your picture!

  11. Kathleen Nitzsche — March 11, 2007 @ 8:39 pm

    Megan- great quilt! I agree with Deb you haven’t changed a bit from your picture. You still have that “twinkle” your eye!

    Thanks for sharing this fun quilt. I love the letters.

    Here is another nursery poem- Star bright, Star bright. First star I see tonight, I wish …I’d buy some of this fun fabric so I can make some more stars!!

    Please thank everyone for all the fun. This blog hop is great!

  12. Cecile — March 12, 2007 @ 10:20 am

    Hello Holly,

    Thanks for the suggestions on finding LakeHouse fabrics locally. I am heading straight for the comments area!

  13. Koye Hendrix — March 15, 2007 @ 5:01 pm

    I love this pattern. Where can I get the pattern only? I have loved the daily blogs and beautiful fabrics and patterns. Thanks for all the ideas!
    – – – – –
    Hi Koye,
    All items are available through independent quilt shops. Here is a page of resources for you.

  14. Jo Ann Lepore — March 16, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

    Megan that is a great picture let alone a very cool quilt! The entire hop has beena blast and my mouth is watering for that bag. I can’t wait to get the book in Lancaster.
    I only hope that some day Holly will let me use some of her fabrics as I am sure it would be a win for both of us. For now I will continue to make a quilt from almost every single fabric she produces as I still can’t resist them. As you know I have one in my collection that I named “Please Holly”. To all of the designers thanks for the great hop!!!
    Jo Ann

  15. mary — May 31, 2007 @ 10:42 am

    love this quilt – it is just darling! Love the bright colors too

  16. Teresa — November 24, 2010 @ 12:09 am

    I have the small lower case alphabet fabric (LH06023) and want to put my grand-daughter’s name on top o fthe ‘Dressed to Impress’ wall hanging; any chance of getting this fabric in capital letters for the beginning of her name?


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