Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Jewel Burst

Here's my second entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side. My first entry can be found here. I chose to enter my Jewel Burst quilt in the Original Designs category. I just finished this quilt around Easter and I'm hoping to release it as a pattern this summer.

I pulled a stack of jewel toned fabric from my stash and started sketching out designs. I thought of diamonds and then remembered my Hex n' More ruler from Jaybird Quilts. I used it to design the jewel shapes and centre hexagon, which made me think of a sunburst, and so, Jewel Burst. Once the design and measurements were figured out, it sewed together fairly quickly.

I found a deep, vibrant purple for the backing - Kona Bay Hibiscus. This was the first quilt I did any creative quilting on myself, and it was fun to play with the negative space. I did a combination of straight line and free-motion quilting. I love how the front turned out, but I love the back too!

Please go check out the Blogger's Quilt Festival to see the other entries. There are some beautiful and creative quilts. Voting runs from May 22-29, so check back then to vote for your favourites!


  1. It looks great! I love the picture of the front hanging on the fence. :)

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  3. This is a simply stunning quilt, Brianna! The quilting is incredible and such a compliment to that beautiful design. I'd like to invite you to join in the Let's Bee Social linky party hosted at Sew Fresh Quilts each Wednesday. It's always a pleasure to make new friends!