Today’s Topic: Stitch the Sunburst Whole Cloth Quilt
Welcome to Week Thirteen of The Better Machine Quilt-a-long based on my book 25 Days to Better Machine Quilting.
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How to Mark the Sunburst Whole Cloth Quilt
Try a batting you haven’t used before to make a Quick Quilt Sandwich (Fat Quarter).
In the center of the fabric, mark an 8 inch square. (More on marking tools next week!)
Add a 2-1/2 inch border around the center square.
Draw a diagonal line across the center square. (This line will NOT be stitched!)
Mark 1/2 inch away on either side of the center line to create a 1 inch center line.
Create the Framework
Using a matching color thread, free motion quilt a slightly wavy line over all of the chalk lines. (Do not stitch the center diagonal line.)
Optional: closely echo stitch all of the wavy lines.
This creates a framework to fill in with motifs. Divide and Conquer!
Doodle Sunburst Variations
To create the Sunburst, stitch curved lines with small triangles. Try placing the Sunburst in the corners and along the center line.
Divide the square into quarters and doodle more variations.
Stitch the Sunbursts
Use your thread sampler to choose a heavy weight thread in a contrasting color.
Stitch the Sunbursts.
Stitch the Borders
Try a new thread to create a border.
For more embellishment, add a row of spirals around the outer border. I used the same thread for the outer spirals to reinforce the Sunburst colors.
What batting do you use most frequently?
Did YOU enjoy playing with new threads this week?
How does thread impact quilt design?
Does batting change the look as well as the feel of your quilt?
A few tips on how to choose quilt batting and Sunburst Quilt variations.
Have fun quilting…because when YOU are having fun, YOUR quilts will shine!
Little Miss Sunshine (or at least trying to be!!!)
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