Sunday, February 5, 2012

Shine

Shine

This is Shine. It is a mini quilt which is about 15.5" square. It is made of assorted yellow, orange and red cottons with a Kona Charcoal background, binding and back. By the way, this picture is the best depiction of the actual charcoal colour.

Most of the quilting is done with darker grey thread by machine. There is a bit of red thread which circles the inner red pieced centre.

Shine

The center was made from 49 pieced squares finishing at 1/2" squares. I cut the pieced squares into a 3.5" circle and appliqued it into the paper pieced ring so the centre finishes at about 3" in diameter.

For the paper pieced ring of pointy points, I used the paper pieced template from a pattern called Bubble Gum Burst by Barbara Barber from a book I have called The Expert's Guide to Foundation Piecing.

Shine

Once the inner part was flattened (which proved to be a challenge, check out my progress post here) I cut the background in one continuous piece and cut out the inner circle. The inner ring was pieced into the background as one continuous piece.

Shine

The quilting was fun. I tried a few different quilting ideas for the centre, but in the end, decided to circle the centre piece twice and leave the patchwork to stand alone.

Shine

It took me longer than I expected to decide on the name. My inspiration for this little quilt was not connected to a word like Shattered was. This one came from a desire to evoke energy with the points.

Shine

See, here it is in the sun. I hope I have captured a small bit of that in the quilt.

This quilt is for my partner in the Fab Little Quilt Swap.

It seems I might be working in a bit of a series now - who knew.

Monday: I'm adding a link to Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations' {Sew} Modern Monday. You might want to head over to see the other wonderful finishes.
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Tuesday: I am adding a link to Heather and Megan over at Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday. There are lovely projects on the go there too. (And I promise to write something new for tomorrow, honest.)


Fresh Poppy Design
Best,

Leanne



37 comments:

Anita said...

Your partner is very lucky!

susan said...

You never fail to impress me! This absolutely beautiful and I don't know how you bring yourself to give it away. Lucky partner indeed!!

Jill said...

This is really stunning! Amazing work!

Heather D. said...

It's amazing. Your partner will love it.

Mrs.Pickles said...

amazing work!

Svetlana said...

Gorgeous!!!! That is one amazing little quilt, you have a very lucky partner.

Richard Healey said...

An amazing min quilt. I love the colors. Just like shattered just simply amazing.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

This is absolutely stunning Leanne. I don;t know how you can bear to give it away!

Toni said...

Stunning, Leanne! I would love to see an entire series!

Sarah said...

Sensational Leanne! Wow wow wow!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh Leanne that is absolutely stunning!! You are amazing!

Katy Cameron said...

Love this! Great quilting and piecing

Little Island Quilting said...

Just gorgeous.

Teje said...

Hi Leanne! This is just fantastic quilt! So great and exact work and the most beautiful shining sun!
x Teje

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Superb!!!!!!

Marg said...

You have a very very lucky partner, I don't know how you could give this beauty away.

elle said...

This quilt indeed shines. Wonderfully executed quilt.

MariQuilts said...

It is really amazing Leanne...I love love love it!!

Katie said...

Gorgeous! I wish I was your partner!

Quilter in The Gap aka Rhonda said...

I sure wish I were your partner! This quilt is amazing.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Incredible Leanne! Great name too. I'm loving this series ;)

Debbie said...

wowsers! This is just amazing! You are definitely in an awesome phase, girl! LOVE it!

Terri said...

This is gorgeous!

felicity said...

the name is perfect for this stunning work, Leanne!

Shocking Hocking said...

wow - exceptional piece and beautifully executed

tusen said...

I love it. And it makes a good pair with Shattered.

Sheila said...

Oh, almost missed this - another stunner Leanne - the quilting is just perfection.

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh this is beautiful L! Shine is so striking - I could stare at it for ages! Lucky partner! Jxo

Laura said...

I hope your partner knows how lucky she is! This is such a beautiful quilt that I can't stop staring at it - I found I'd Pinned it twice! I was wondering what you were going to do for the quilting, and this is just wonderful. So perfect, and I love it in the sunshine :)

The Thompsons said...

The quilting really makes this quilt- it's like the sun's radiating out of the quilt. Love it!

Heidi Staples said...

Just visiting through Sew Modern Monday. Beautiful quilt...really amazing!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is really beautiful!

Lucy Wilson said...

oh my it is gorgeous xxxxI wish i were your swap partner lol!

**nicke... said...

stop! you are killing me! i LOVE this~! you are really knocking it out of the park with all of your makes leanne!!!

Sarah said...

You're so in the zone! Love it.

Kati said...

Amazing!!

Marie said...

Gorgeous! I love everything about it.