Color Burst

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Many of us love quilting with both solids and prints and a most times a quilt pattern can lend itself to both.  The first quilt that I came up with for Color Essentials, in fact the quilt that really inspired a lot of the other quilts in the book, was one I really envisioned in solids – Color Burst.  And since it is the Sew We Quilt Color Me Kona blog hop I though I might show you some photos…

Color Burst in Kona Brights palette

I thought of it as a painter’s wheel with the Kona representing dabs of paint, but it is a log cabin quilt in disguise!  This is one of the quilts that I can’t wait to see in other palettes or even in prints!

C&T photographed it against a matching seafoam green.  Nothing like decorating to match out quilts, right?  It should always be that way rather than the other way around!

One thing I learned the hard way is that you should ALWAYS use your template to line things up when trimming an irregularly-shaped log cabin.  Don’t just use your ruler edge.  Ask me how I know!

Deborah Norris did a spectacular job quilting this – she used white coordinating colors on the blocks themselves.  I like how the loose floral motifs contrast with the angular lines of the piecing.

Make sure you head over the the Sew We Quilt Color Me Kona blog hop to see all the colorful projects popping up!

Have a great weekend and happy sewing!
Amanda

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