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.)


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Best,

Leanne