Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Star Flare Quilt

Star Flare

If ever there was a quilt to be awarded the "Hardest to Photograph" award, I do believe this one would be in the running! I've heard people complain before about not being able to accurately capture a fabric's color and to a certain degree I've experienced that, too. But this one is ridiculous. The colors are so much deeper and more vibrant and somehow not as harsh as what these pictures would have you believe.

Star Flare on chair 
  
I have recently fallen back in love with my solids, so there's a good chance you'll see more projects like this in the future. I had so much fun sketching this out and choosing fabrics that I very nearly made a 96" quilt! I really wanted to add another darker ring but once I realized that I really had no business making a quilt that large I talked myself down and used it as binding instead!

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From the center out, the fabrics I used are: Kona Cheddar, Bella in Clementine, Kona Tomato, Kona Pomegranate, Kona Cerise, and Kona Berry for the binding. Hungry?

Star Flare, back

For the backing, I just pieced together some of my larger scraps in an awkward log-cabin fashion. You'll notice there is an odd color in there which I believe is another Bella solid, probably Berrylicious. It's a good one.


For the quilting, I just stitched in the ditch around the center star, then radiated out and echo quilted about every 2" using a hot pink thread. I'm really not sure what my plans are for this, but if I get some spare time today I may list it in the shop.  Or, I might hang on to it...
 


32 comments:

  1. Oh I love this quilt! Such vibrant color - just awesome!! The back is a total win too. You rocked it here Toni!

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  2. Toni!!! This quilt is amazing and makes me want to copy it and make one for myself. Like right this instant! I love the colors and would copy it exactly. Any chance you'd write up a little tutorial? :) I can also envision it in shades of blue. Or orange. Or, or, or . . . so many that I'd love to make!

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  3. Woah. This quilt IS berrylicious! Love it!!

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  4. It's looking great! I love everything star and your quilt is definately in that category :)

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  5. It looks great. I love the deep saturated colours.

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  6. So pretty and I love the colors. I think I might have to make something with solids

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  7. I love this quilt - everything about it! I especially loved how you used cheddar fabric. Earlier this month I went to a special exhibit at the Lowell Quilt Museum on quilts that used cheddar fabric. It was an amazing exhibit.

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  8. What a fantastic quilt-the colours are amazing, and I love how you have quilted it

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  9. Fabulous, love the bright colours!

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  10. The colours are amazing, Toni! Great finish!

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  11. That's awesome! You're really churning them out! :)

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  12. Love the colours in this quilt! It's bright and stunning and gorgeous!

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  13. Wow, Toni, that looks amazing! I love the back as well as the front!

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  14. Wow that is amazing, I love it to bits and want to go and raid my stash and make one too!!

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  15. The colours are just stunning! Love it. :)

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  16. I never use solids, but these are just beautiful!

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  17. Looks stunning whether the photo colours are off or not x

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  18. But the photos turned out soooo pretty! Love that one of it draped with that pretty natural light. Gorgeous quilt, and what a perfectly lovely combo of modern and traditional! Love it!!!

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  19. Beautiful! I think you photographed the quilt very well, and I missed that you opened an Etsy shop. I wish you success with it-your work is so awesome, I'm sure you'll do well.

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  20. Love this! I am going to put a link on my fb quilt page. Thanks for posting!

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  21. amazing! and congrats on opening a shop!

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  22. I love this quilt, the colours, the star in star, all of it.

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  23. I am calling that a 2 sided quilt! The star is fabulous and the back is beautiful too.

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  24. Wow! Bold! I love the design. Surely a quilt that big you have to keep for your bed? I'm sure Rog would look great in Cerise.

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  25. EGAD. Just found your blog (although it seems I'm following you on Flickr) - I am so in love with so many of your quilts, but this one takes my breath away. Love your blog!

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