Well it took a while (ok, quite a while!) but I have finally finished the Atomic Starburst quilt! Woohoo!
This pattern is by Violetcraft and the paper and PDF versions of this pattern can be found at her website https://www.violetcraft.com/pdfs/the-atomic-starburst-quilt
This has been a favourite all throughout the process…. from the first paper pieced star blocks
Through to putting the diamonds in amongst the stars
And all those lovely low volume backgrounds!! And the Alison Glass fabrics…. totally my favourite fabric of 2018!
The quilt top sat for a while (I was a little scared to trim all those bias edges!) but once Lily the Longarm arrived, it was time to get stuck in….. and boy did I have a BLAST quilting this one!
Each star was echoed and each row of diamonds got their own pattern, some ruler work, some freehand patterns, all fun!
Here are some closeups just after she came off the longarm 🙂
The swirls in the sashing were lots of fun too…. let’s just say I had plenty of time to work on my consistency and spacing!
And today, all bound and looking beautiful, she had her photo shoot out by the Quilt Barn!
I must say I am usually very strict on not mixing white background prints with creamy background prints, but I was determined for the background to be scrappy low volume… so there are bits of both in there. Indoors it isn’t that noticeable… out in the bright summer sunshine…. hmmmmm…… what do you think?
This is my last post for 2018! I managed to make 41 items this year…. 17 quilts, 18 other items (mug rugs, cushions etc) and 6 bags! It really is amazing what can be achieved in a year when you add it all up! If you want to see the quilts and bags made during the year click on the Finish Along Quarter Plans below. And this quilt is my final finish for my fourth quarter Finishalongs #2018FAL #2018FALSWL!
Thanks to you for following along, commenting, being part of sew alongs, coming to classes and buying my patterns! I have loved sharing Said With Love with you in 2018! Wishing you a fabulous and creative 2019!
And a huge thanks to my @thefabrichusband without whose support and love (and understanding!) I wouldn’t be to do anywhere near as much as I do!