Saturday, August 3, 2013
Sun Quilt Finished!
After 2 long months of machine breakdowns, quilting problems, and life in general getting in the way the sun quilt is finally finished. I officially titled the quilt Sun Burst. I have been calling it that in my head for the last couple weeks and I thought it fit the quilt.
For those of you unfamiliar with the quilt, the top (posted about previously here, here, here and here) is made entirely out of Kona Cotton solids minus the lightest almost white color in the center. I wanted the center of the star to be lightest to resemble being the hottest (as in white hot) so I picked up a little off white at my local quilt shop where Kona was not available.
Sun Burst was quilted using two different methods. For the sun itself I used a variegated yellow/orange/red thread and echoed the shape of the star and quilted so the lines would radiate out from (or into, however you look at it) the middle. As for the background I wanted it to be quilted like swirling air. To accomplish this I used a variegated blue thread and made circles that then swirled out one into another.
I love the texture the quilting added to the quilt. It really helps tie the pixelated background together especially when you see it in person. I also love how when you look at the back of the quilt you can really appreciate the quilting in a subtle way. To finish I bound the quilt in a navy blue solid.
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