Friday, May 6, 2016

Sunburst - Double Take

My sister-in-law asked me if I could make her some custom table mats. A quick quilting project is hard to resist. I have been seeing the Sunburst pattern by Yvonne of Qulting Jetgirl a lot since it was on the cover of QuiltCon 2016 magazine. My sis-in-law likes warm colors so I decided to make it in a different color way.

The mats needed to be 29" x 19" in size so I had to scale down the pattern. Once I determined that the smallest square would be 2" x 2" finished, the rest of the pieces were easy to size. I used four different shades of Kona cotton - Corn Yellow, Papaya, Tangerine and Red. For the background I used yarn dyed Essex in Sand. I would have liked a little more contrast between the Tangerine and Red but I was trying to stick to my stash.

Once I constructed the block, centering it to a 29" x 19" background was the hardest part. With a bit of persistence I managed.

I decided to quilt with simple straight lines echoing the piecing and went with a self colored binding.

For the backing I used a much hoarded print from Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt.

All in all hope she likes it as it will part of their decor for a while.


  1. I love these! I love making placemats! It's such a great way to make a mini quilt! Love the colors!

  2. I love your interpretation of Yvonne's pattern. The solids look so beautiful together (even the ones that look close - I bet it looks awesome in person, too).

  3. These turned out beautiful!

  4. Love them Rachel - your colour choices are work as transparencies, really eye catching - Chris :D


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