August flew past, but just under the wire I’ve finished my August challenge quilt for Island Batik Ambassadors. The challenge for August was to make a star quilt. Here is Starburst, my answer to this challenge.
Immediately, I knew I wanted to use a Sawtooth block in my quilt because it’s one of my favorites.
One day, the idea of using an alternate block with a lot of negative space came to mind, and I knew that was what I wanted.
That’s how Starburst came to be.
When I started choosing colors during the design process, I knew I want to play with background fabrics—moving from light to dark, from the center out.
In addition, I decided I wanted the colors to change too—moving from light to dark.
I made Starburst using scraps from my Island Batik stash. With the basic design in mind, I let my daughter choose the colors to use. She choose teal, purple, and deep red. I love it!
To compliment the design, I chose a simple quilting motif that illustrated the starburst theme.
For the back, I chose a solid color batik called Raisin.
Here are the quilt details:
30” x 30"
Fabrics: Island Batik scraps, including Backgrounds: 121622035 Bubble Hole Honey, BE22-F1 Dandelion Crumbs, and Custard; Teals: 21819561 Paisley Outlining Teal (Flea Market collection), Parakeet, 11190551 Mini Bubbles Aquamarine, 121823855 Swirl Cool Waters (Paisley Park collection); Purples: 121723485 Pinecone Blackberry (Blue Moon collection), Turtle Shell Blurple (City Culture 2 Uptown collection), 111924475 Garden Tools Grape Juice; Red: 721703390 Turtle Shell Cranberry (City Culture 2 Marketplace collection); Backing: Raisin; Binding:121622035 Bubble Hole Honey
Batting: Hobbs Batting 80/20
Piecing Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #2610 (Light Blue Grey)
Quilting Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #2314 (Beige)
Pieced and quilted by Jennifer Fulton
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