Saturday, June 21, 2014

My Sunburst Applique

Just a quick update on my Sunburst Applique project. It's finally all together just the way I want it to look. Now to make plans for the applique in the corners. You know, if I can find that little block of time that is always necessary for intense quilt bonding sessions.
Sunburst Applique in its infancy
I really want to do trees similar to ones in the original quilt but with softer looking leaves perhaps. I love how the branches of those trees stretch out and give character to the corners of the quilt. Will have to play with some ideas and see where I end up. For anyone interested in recreating the truly fabulous original, Dawn has made up a wonderfully detailed pattern that you can purchase directly through her shop. I have not, as yet, bought the pattern myself as I am apparently challenging myself to do the impossible.*wink

For the record, I did in fact pick out fabrics two separate times just to make the original red and yellow quilt.

Off the record, I never felt like my fabric choices could even begin to adequately convey the beauty and wonders of the original quilt. That being said, I'm taking myself completely out of the possibility of my quilt ever being compared to the real deal {in a relevant way} by doing my own thing, in my own colors.

Ahem. Got to give credit where credit is due though. My little quilt project would never have been made possible if not for the original maker and creator of the quilt that has since been named 'Calico Paradise'. What I wouldn't give to see more of this particular quilters creations!


  1. Beautiful and the quilt will be stunning! :)

  2. I don't remember ever seeing this one - looking forward to seeing the progress

  3. I did not realize how big this quilt is! Now it looks completely different to me. This is going to be fun!

  4. I wonder if there is such thing as "Quilter's Block." LOL
    Looking beautiful so far. Can't wait to see what you do in the corners.

  5. You have an excellent start on this quilt! I really look forward to seeing your 'own' quilt come to life! I am confident it will be beautiful! You just need that quiet time alone to 'bond'!

  6. Your sunburst is shining out from your design wall!!

  7. This is a great beginning of this quilt. Look forward to seeing what you come up with next!

  8. Are the colors blue, grey and yellow? I think they're really working. Take care, Pam

  9. It looks amazing Audrey. I love the colours and the starburst looks perfect.


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