Friday, April 18, 2014

Starburst! A New Quilt Pattern!

Before I get started, I wanted to let you know that we are having an Easter Sale on our website, enter the code EASTER during checkout to receive an amazing discount on our already low prices. So, go and check out our selection of beautiful precuts right now - or wait to see my new pattern and place an order for fabric as well as my new quilt pattern all at once. Okay - back to the new pattern...
So this pattern has been in the works for some time.  I gave some sneak peeks of this quilt last year. It has been sitting around my house and has been through a move without having the binding finished until 2 weeks ago.  I am completely happy with this design - it is exactly what I planned when I drew it out. 

I wanted these "Starburst" blocks to be the show-off blocks of the quilt.  I think they turned out fantastic and because of these blocks I named the quilt - Starburst! 

I used Happy Go Lucky fabric designed by Bonnie and Camille for Moda fabrics for the quilt top, as well as Moda Bella Solids 9900-97 for the background.  I used a fat quarter bundle and a jelly roll to complete the quilt top.  Don't the fabrics look fabulous together?

The quilting on this quilt was just fun.  It is a dense filler with fun shapes filled around.  I really love how the strips in the center of the quilt were a perfect center to show off the quilting motif that I used throughout the quilt.  

And, my stars.... these were so fun to incorporate into the design.  I always try to make sure the quilting ties in with the pieced design and these stars are perfect for my Starburst design. I love them! 


This quilt top would be beautiful as a stash buster project as well.  The white background allows for the fabric to be just about anything.  

This is my quilted orphan block!  I planned on quilting each Starburst block like this one, but the lines were a little off on two of the star points - so I decided to change the other three Starburst blocks.  This will serve as a reminder to me that I don't always love what I quilt up, but I am definitely not crazy enough to take the stitches out.  ;-)

I am so happy to finally share this quilt with you.  If I had more time or hours in the day, you would have probably seen this before now.

For the back I thought it would be fun to sew 4 solid fabrics together.  I think they look fantastic as a backing. 

As always, I love the back.  It is so fun to see what a quilt looks like on the back. 

The dark blue really shows off the white quilting thread. I used So Fine thread #401 for the top and bottom of the quilt. It is my go to thread.  
The quilting texture is too much fun. 

And, I love the help I get when I take pictures of my quilts.  My kids are trained to not step on my quilts, thank heavens!  I am happy that they enjoy the process of quilt making with me.
So - I hope you like my newest design! You can get your paper pattern here or your pdf pattern here.  It is a super fun pattern to put together, so enjoy! Also, stay tuned next week to find out all about my trip to Sparrow Studioz in Canada! 
Have a Happy Easter!


Karen said...

That looks lovely. Really lovely.

Sue P. said...

Love your work. So much to look at. Will you ever be teaching at NQA in Columbus?

Vika Yaniff said...

Ваші ковдри - просто витвір мистецтва і це прекрасно коли є можливість творити і бути поряд із дітьми!!! ;-)

ChristaQuilts said...

This is just lovely! Can I ask what batting you used - the designs pop out so nicely!!

Leeanne said...

Although most of my customers ask for less time consuming quilting, I do so love what you do & draw plenty of inspiration from you work!

Barbara M. said...

Happy Easter to you! I love your new pattern and the way you quilted it. Kisses from Italy!

Grit said...

Wow...looks absolutely fantastic. I love your work .
Happy Easter
Grit from Germany

Jeneta said...

Your quilting is AMAZING!!

Melissa said...

Wish I were your neighbor...I'd love to look out and see that quilt hanging. Lol!

vkh6210 said...

Your work is absolutely out of this world. Beautiful!!


another stunner judi I love it !might have to pick up fabric for this one next weekend in padukah

Sue's Stitchin' said...

As awesome as usual. I love it so much that I just ordered the pattern!! Thanks for you inspiration!

treadlemusic said...

I have to echo customers rarely request/desire such quilting but your ideas are so transferable to so many situations. I am so enjoying your latest book and have been totally inspired by your talent!!! Hugs...........

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful new design and the FMQ is absolutely perfect for this design. Love it. Inspirational.


Mrs Quinn said...

Amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Shan said...

Everything about this quilt is fabulous.

Michele said...

This is another beauty. I'm constantly in awe of your gorgeous work.

Rebecca Grace said...

Oooh, I LOVE this one, Judi! I love everything about it -- the block design, the fabric choices, and the quilting. I even love that you have one "orphan" block quilted differently from the others -- I think it adds something special to the quilt.

HAPPY EASTER to you and your family!

Kathy said...

Your work is just beautiful.

Kimberly said...

Judi -- This is a spectacular pattern! So pretty and so you! As usual, you have done a magnificent job quilting it. I'm so happy and excited for you and all the good things happening and going your way!

Stephanie Palmer said...

Your work is so beautiful!! I'm a huge fan and I appreciate the inspiration you offer all of us. Any chance you'll post more videos anytime soon?

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Jenny said...

Love the new quilt! The block is beautiful...I could make a whole quilt of those with different color ways...really awesome and your quilting of course is the best!!