June 16, 2020

Burst Pattern Release

It's pattern release day again! Actually, this pattern is kind of getting a double release because I released it to the folks taking my Foundation Piecing with Freezer Paper workshop last week, but didn't get around to blogging about it until now. I don't know how it happens...I'm not currently working (Covid), but still the time seems to just vanish!

This is Burst 😊
Burst quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
Burst is a fun, foundation pieced pattern with lots of negative space. I love how the design radiates!
Burst quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
The pattern includes three size options - the 54" square throw size shown, plus a 27" mini and a 72" large lap size. I really wasn't sure what to call the largest size...it's not long enough to be a twin, but it's quite a bit wider than my usual throw. Actually, it's as wide as a twin, just not as long, if that helps give you a better frame of reference.

Burst is great for scrap busting! The more fabrics, the better, right? 😊 My original version was made with my Island Batik scraps, as an ambassador project last year, which I only recently managed to get quilted. 
Burst quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
I'm currently working on a mini version, too. That was what I sewed during the freezer paper workshop and I love how it's looking with this navy solid from Riley Blake and the bright orange and yellow scraps. The scraps just seem to glow against the navy. I've also seen some units and one complete mini quilt top made by participants in the workshop and I love every version. If you want to be sure to hear about future workshops, sign up for The Bulletin.
Burst quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
Spiral quilting seemed like the perfect way to accentuate the radiating design. This was my first spiral quilting experience and I managed to get myself going the wrong way, so that the part of the quilt that was already quilted built up inside the machine's throat space, rather than to the left of the needle. Definitely a beginner mistake! Next time I will be more careful about which way I'm going when I start. Thankfully my Janome 6700 has an 11" throat space, so it wasn't too hard to squeeze the bulk of the quilt in there as I got closer to the end.

I quilted the spiral with Aurifil 50 wt in white (2024). With all the white background, that seemed like the best choice, and I figured the white thread wouldn't distract too much from the bright scrappy fabrics. I quilted the lines about 1" apart.
Burst quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
To celebrate the release, Burst is available through June 21st at the introductory price, so be sure to pick up your copy today. If you would prefer a printed copy, I offer free shipping on them.

PDF Burst pattern

Printed Burst pattern

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Burst quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com


  1. It's a great pattern. Congrats. And again I missed the workshop. :(

  2. Congrats on your latest pattern release, Leanne! The design is SEW cool!


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