A spring ‘seed burst’ quilt was requested.
For a quilt like the ‘seed burst’ the colours have to really ‘pop’ from the background, so I chose colours from the RJR Fabrics Malam batik range that would stand out from the background.
I made a lot of seeds for the autumn and spring quilts.
Laying out your design onto a design wall is the most important step.
You need to make sure you have a good balance of colours and that they are positioned correctly.
Once you are happy with your design and your seeds are all sewn into place you are ready to have your quilt quilted.
Because this quilt was representing spring, I chose to quilt lots of flowers, leaves and swirls.
Because I wanted the quilting to really stand out, I used 2 layers of batting so the flowers would really add texture to the background.
I place the flowers randomly all over the background, even right up to the edge of the quilt.
For the quilting in the seeds I used the Superior threads ‘magnifico’ and chose a brassy colour 2070.
In each seed I quilted a ribbon with a flower on the end, keeping the spring feel.
Lots of flowers and leaves mixed in with pebbles and swirls.
Love it when the sunshine hits the quilt and you can see all of the quilting pop!
Taking the quilt off the longarm for the big reveal!!
…..and finally out in the sunshine!!
If you would like all of the instructions to make this quilt, you can purchase the pattern in the ‘shop’ section of the top menu bar.
Leave a comment if you have any questions.