Kitchen Sunburst

This quilt represents a huge breakthrough for me. Paula Rafferty designed this for a class I am taking with her, it is the middle block of an extremely large sampler quilt. I decided that I wanted to make it for my new blue kitchen, so I picked the colors for the sun in the sky. I picked fabrics from my growing stash as the different color spikes. There are no two pieces the same size, and I spent many late nights at work getting all the pieces cut and organized and eventually pieced together. I sewed it in 5 sections, then fit them together and got that middle yellow in using a reverse applique technique so it would be solidly in.

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Paula took the quilt top back at this stage and she did the quilting on her longarm machine. This proved necessary as it was not pulling evenly – that is a nice way of saying that it was quite wavy! Paula worked wonders with the quilting, she did a magnificent job.

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I’m very pleased with this piece and I love that I see it all the time. It is always a sunny day in my kitchen!

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