Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sunburst


Introducing Sunburst - my entry into the Sunrise Sunset Kona blog hop.



Isn't this a fantastic explosion of color?  What fun it was to play with all the bright squares of sunlight.   I took these pictures in the early morning light on the last day of 2013.

This is an original design.  I did a spiral using my walking foot to quilt it.



The back of the quilt gives away how I captured these photos.  You'll see I put hanging triangles in each of the 4 corners so I've options how to hang it.



Gotta love the spiral - takes a lot of time but so worth it in the end.


To make my Sunburst quilt, I used a single charm pack of Kona and a half yard of gray.   The charms were cut into 2 inch pieces for the squares and 2 1/2 inch pieces to make the HST along the edge of the star.


Now grab your tea and join me in visiting the other talented ladies I have the privilege of sharing today with!



January 9

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My thanks for Mdmn Samm and Carol for hosting what is sure to be another FUN hop!  The full schedule is here.




Happy Stitching!

120 comments:

  1. My first thought as I saw the photo at the top was, "Oh, wow!" That is just gorgeous and the spiral quilting is perfect. I'm going to be trying that out.

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  2. What a gorgeous blast of color! I really enjoy your starburst, it makes me a little hungry for the candies though :P Thank you for sharing!
    ~Brandy

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  3. Oh, wow. Perfect color selection for a bright sunburst. You chose the perfect quilting. You just can't look at it without smiling.

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  4. This is a wonderful design and a great use of the colors in the charm pack! The piecing and quilting is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing this in the hop ... :) Pat

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  5. What a beautiful quilt, perfect design and quilting! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous design and quilting...love it! It definitely is an explosion of color! Thanks for hopping with us. :O)

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  7. I love that you put hanging corners on all four corners of the quilt since the color arrangement could make this quilt take on a new character each way that it is turned. And, I LOVE spiral quilting. I haven't gotten brave enough to do it myself, but I admire it whenever I see it on other's quilts.

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  8. Wonderful star! Really like the quilting too!

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  9. You should write a pattern for this beautiful quilt, Patty! Only squares and HST? Simple and effective and the spiral quilting fits perfectly the design. A pleasure for my eyes!

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  10. Isn't this just so vibrant!! Amazing what a few charms can do.

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  11. Wow!!! Oh such a lovely quilt. I am so inspired of the amazing work you have made with a single charm pack. I love, love it. Thanks for sharing
    Have a great day!!!

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  12. Oh my goodness, I love this quilt!!! Now I want to make one like it!!! And you are right, the spiral quilting is absolutely perfect!

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  13. absolutely brilliant. I love it!

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  14. This beautiful quilt fits the theme sunrise/sunset perfectly. I love the circular quilting. Awesome job!

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  15. I love your creation. The colors pop and the spiral quilting is awesome

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  16. All I can say is "Wow!" The design, colors and quilting are all just perfect together. Love it!!

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  17. What a creative design! Love the scrappy look of that starburst. You did an incredible job, Patty. The spiral quilting is perfect and you got a great close up.

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  18. Gorgeous quilt! And I love your spiral quilting. You did an awesome job. And those hanging triangles - clever to put them on every corner!

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  19. Patty, such a beautiful quilt. I love the colors and the quilting is absolutely gorgeous. What a terrific job!

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  20. Wow! I love it. Are you going to do a tutorial or pattern ? Mary in Boston

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  21. Your quilt is beautiful - and I love the spiral quilting. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. It's a beautiful project - such vivid use of colour. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. What a lovely star! And your quilting sets it off just right. Great job!

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  24. Yikes! I LOVE this quilt. Absolutely stunning and such beautiful photos. Awesome job!

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  25. Good Morning Patty…ohhhh blind me with your sunburst..it is beautiful and your photos are lovely….who knew solids would be soooo downright inspiring..you inspire me.

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  26. Wow gorgeous! And the spiral quilting works perfectly with the design.

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  27. Absolutely delightful! That spiral quilting is the perfect contrast to the linear quality of the star.

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  28. Lovely starburst... it looks so Southwestern and makes me feel a little bit warmer on this cold day! Love the quilting.... it draws me in. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. This turned out beautifully! And yes, the spiral quilting was definitely worth it!

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  30. Great Great and Great, and no, perfect quilting, the perfect quilting pattern for your bursting star!!!Great Job, my fav of today!!

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  31. Love the star! and the spiral quilting is perfect! Just beautiful.

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  32. Wow! I love the bright colors AND the design!!

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  33. Wow, it's gorgeous, Patty! Spiral quilting is a bit of a pain, but the effect is fantastic. Love it!

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  34. Yes it is an explosion of beautiful color ! Your right about the quilting, it sets your quilt off and it was so worth it ! I also love the rustic background in your photos, perfect to set that beauty off !

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  35. The colors look so bright and cheery... just what I needed on this cold winter day. Lovely

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  36. Your starburst is so creative. I just love it. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  37. this quilt is stunning!! love it

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  38. Just wonderful! Love all the bright colors, the design...oh how I love me some Kona solids!

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  39. Don't ya just love Kona solids? I've used two grays recently in quilts and it really makes the quilts "pop." Love your colors and the contrasts are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. An Explosion of color and the quilting just makes it all the more lovelier.

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  41. Be still my heart- this quilt has left me speechless! PLEASE release the pattern- I need to make this!!!!!

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  42. Ohh, so pretty! Thanks for sharing it. vickise at gmail dot com

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  43. That is gorgeous. The colors are wonderful and the circular quilting works so well on the piece.

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  44. This is lovely, such a burst of colour ;)
    I must give spiral quilting a go, it looks fabulous!

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  45. I have read your posting early this morning and could´t stop thinking of your Sunburst all the day . I have been at a quilting café all day together with 25 other ladies and could fortunately find a charm pack, that I could work with. Your quilt is so wonderful. No wonder Madame Samm has picked it today.
    Once more thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  46. I love this quilt, it's so bright and happy. Love how you did the spiral quilting, it's just perfect. Well done!

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  47. Beautiful. I love the quilting too.

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  48. Holy cow, that is just magnificent! I am not sure if it's the color that jumps at me, or that fabulous quilting! All I know is I want to play more now. Great project and what an inspiration!

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  49. I love the colors in this quilt! Beautiful

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  50. This quilt is really beautiful! I love the way the quilting stands out on the Kona fabric--it doesn't get lost in a print. So lovely. How far apart are your lines in the spiral? I think I would like to try that.

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  51. What a gorgeous quilt! The colors would brighten anyone's day!

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  52. Very colorful! I love the spiral quilting. I want to figure out how to do a spiral like that. Any tips?

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  53. wow this is truly gorgeous. the colors are perfect together and the FMQ really draws it all out. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Awesome quilt! Congratulations on being a top pick today.

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  55. Wonderful. The colors are amazing. Beautiful stitching too.

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  56. Love the colours and design. Stunning.

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  57. So beautiful, bright and cheerful....I love it!

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  58. Love your spiral starburst. As a new quilter, solids are less scary to use. I am loving this hop. Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  59. Just stunning!!! The quilting definetly sets it all off:) Great job!

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  60. Great job, really like your star project, both the design and the quilting. K

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  61. Great job on your star project. Really like both the design and the quilting. K

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  62. Amazing that it only took 1 charm pack and such a big effect.

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  63. stunning sunburst! love your spiral quilting.

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  64. I love stars and this quilt is amazing! Great job!

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  65. Starburst is the perfect name for this gorgeous design! Your spiral quilting makes it even more special!

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  66. WOW!! I don't know what else to say! It is gorgeous!

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  67. Love the spiral quilting. Great star in a star effect.

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  68. Now this is my kind of explosion! You did an outstanding job on your sunrise/sunset project,thank you for sharing!

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  69. That is so stunning. Congratulations on being a winner today.

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  70. Beautiful! Love all the colors.....adore the quilting....and love that its an original design. Way to go!

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  71. what a gorgeous way to wake up! absolutely Pulchritudinous!

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  72. Love the spiral and the quilt top design. Even more beautiful photographed outdoors too!

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  73. Wow,love the star and spiralquilting

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  74. those colors are so cheerful. I so need to make something like this to add cheer to my home. I love the quilting too. Thanks for sharing

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  75. That is one beautiful quilt…love the bright colors, the star and your quilting!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  76. Beautiful! Congrats on being chosen. I love the quilting too.

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  77. Fabulous! The spiral quilting is so stunning. I have yet to try it. Do you mark it or use a special foot? What a great use of a charm pack:)

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  78. Oh, my. I am blown away. Your design is absolutely awesome. Are you considering writing up the pattern for it? I would definitely want a copy. Every stitch of that spiral quilting is absolutely worth it. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Wow! I love your use of color! I'd like to know how you marked the spiral.

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  80. Wow so beautiful, I really love it and quilting is fantastic and not a large output if first time you are using solids (which I can see isn't ). Makes me want to try some Kona solids. Thanks for sharing.

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  81. First words out of mouth Wow and that was before I knew that is quilt is Samm's Wow pick! Beautiful work!!

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  82. What a beautiful quilt. Love the quilting too.

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  83. Wow your quilted Starburst Sun is stunning. The cheerful colors and spiral design of your quilting is truly magnificent. Thank you for hopping...

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  84. This took my breath away!! Color..superb Quilting...superb A+++
    Gmama Jane

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  85. Oh. My. Goodness. This is stunning! I have just got to learn how to do that spiral quilting! Blessings, Marlene

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  86. This is just a wonderful beauty :) The quilting just makes it perfect!!

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  87. That is gorgeous! I especially love how you quilted it! Fantastic job.

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  88. Beautiful. I've got to try that spiral quilting on something sometime. I do love the way that looks :)

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  89. OMG!! When I saw this quilt that is what I said, OMG, great looking quilt.

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  90. Really beautiful! Love those colors! :)

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  91. Beautiful! I love all the rainbow colors and am totally in love with spiral quilting. Your star is a winner!!

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  92. What a beautiful quilt. That's really a great picture with it almost appearing to be floating like that. Very cool.

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  93. Beautiful use of color! Lovely little quilt!

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  94. That is just gorgeous. Great job. Love the spiral quilting too.

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  95. Fabulous quilt. The colors pop and the circular quilting really adds something special. My favorite though is the Tardis quilt at the top of your blog page. I have a child you needs one. Thank you for sharing the talent and ideas.

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  96. I'm in love with the brights and the way you've used them!
    textilerecycler (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  97. I've loved your quilting ever since I saw the Tardis. Gorgeous burst pattern here, and the pattern you quilted is awesome.

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  98. I adore this!! Especially the quilting! Beautiful work, as always, thanks for sharing.

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  99. What an amzing quilt! ALOT of time & work for sure!! Looove it!!

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  100. This is just gorgeous! I love love the scrappy and the spiral quilting is perfect! Great job!
    xo jan

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  101. The starburst if AWESOME, and your spiral quilt just makes it pop!! You sure are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation.

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  102. It's a beautiful vivid quilt! Your photos show it beautifully too.

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  103. Your quilt is gorgeous!! I came across your blog post from Pinterest. I'm searching for a video tutorial for doing this exact type of quilting. Do you know of one?

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