Monday, December 10, 2018

Garnet Fireburst


I am bursting at the seams over here!  I finally have my first (of 5) Fireburst Mystery Quilt finish!  This is technically the quilt that started it all.  It was to be my submission to a guild challenge using birthstone colors (I ended up using another project).  As I pieced the quilt together I kept thinking it would make a great mystery quilt and I think as a mystery it held up pretty good.  Today I want to talk about the quilting on this quilt.



I decided on LOTS of dot to dot quilting.  It requires minimal marking and you can use rulers.  It's also perfect for walking foot quilting as well.  For this quilt I used both free motion and walking foot quilting.  For the radiating lines, I first marked all the lines with a blue water soluble pen and stitched them with the walking foot.


Let's not forget thread! 


For this one, I used two different colors of Aurifil thread; #2024 White and #2460 Dark Carmine Red.  Both melted perfectly into the fabrics in this quilt.  How about a close up of the quilting?


Want to quilt a Fireburst just like this one?  I've also put together a quilting plan that you can follow, showing how I marked the quilt.


For the radiating lines, I marked around the edge of the quilt about every 2" and connected them to a point in the center of the quilt.  In the very center square I chose to fill it with the wishbone filler.  Please feel free to use this plan and adapt it in any way you want!  I just want everyone to be happy and have a finish quilt in the end.

For my quilty photo shoot I went a bit industrial...more like lumber yard chic.  I figure if you have access to it, use it.




I framed the quilt with this adorable garnet with gold flake binging.







I love this little quilt so much!  But the time has come to put it away and focus on quilting the next one.  I have a different custom quilting plan mapped out for it and hope to be able to share it with you very soon.

Don't forget the fireworks display of quilts will be coming up on January 1st!  To enter all you have to do is send me a picture of your finished quilt top or quilt.  I will put all call out for emails of the quilts very soon and will be announcing all the generous sponsors next week.  There is still plenty of time to make a quilt or quilt top before the dead line.  All the instructions for the quilt along can be found here.  Check back in on Wednesday for a list of sponsors and all the generous prizes they have offered up to help us bring the New Year in with a blast!



Today I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers, and Linky Tuesday.

15 comments:

Kathleen said...

I love what you did and that you did extra quilting in a few of the "bursts". I like the way you marked and the dot to dot motifs. I am slowly getting back to FMQ with Angela but it may be until the first of the year. Can't wait to see your other quilts. Such a fun QAL you hosted.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a stunning finish, Tish! I love the way the quilted lines help the bursting effect and I can't wait to see the full parade in the new year. :)

Gail Sheppard said...

Tish, I absolutely LOVE how you quilted this!!! If mine wasn't done, I'd be doing it the same as you did! Now, I'm thinking that perhaps I'll have to make another Fireburst!
Happy Quilting! :-)
quiltinggail at yahoo dot ca

Vicki in MN said...

How awesome that you have one totally done. We'll be anxious to see how you choose to quilt the next four;) Not sure if I will make the deadline for mine to join in the party or not...time will tell.

Stitchin At Home said...

I love the straight radiating lines! A beautiful finish Tish!

KaHolly said...

You are really something, Tish! This came out absolutely wonderful, full of personality! Can’t wait to see #2! Congratulations on your finish.

Lisa J. said...

it's a beauty and to think that it started the whole mystery off!

Louise said...

It's so lovely in garnet and cream! Classic colors in a modern setting :) My Fireburst is all finished, I just need to get 'er blogged. Which means first, get 'er photographed. And before that, I need a sunny day! It will happen, I'm sure.

Emily said...

I love these colors! Red is not normally my thing, but these are beautiful together. So glad you decided to turn it into a mystery for all of us to enjoy. I'll be interested to see what you do with the other 4!

piecefulwendy said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! I love the photos, and thanks for the sketch of how you quilted it. I'm still pondering on the quilting, but I need to get a wiggle on soon!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It looks great! I'm going to "steal" your quilting plan for the radiating lines. I can't believe you have five quilts...I thought I was pushing it with two LOL

Jayne said...

It is a beautiful gem! Love the colors, design and quilting! It has to feel amazing to finally have that one finished too!

Heide said...

WOWZA! This looks great and the quilting is super. Beautiful work.

Susan said...

Beautiful quilt - love it in the deep, dark reds!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt Tish, thanks so much for sharing!

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