May 13, 2021

Stand Out Starburst in Make Modern

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I'm always excited to have a new pattern in Make Modern magazine, but today I'm super extra excited...my Stand Out Starburst pattern is not only in the magazine, it's on the cover!! You can get Make Modern issue 40 here. Or you can subscribe, which will also give you access to the current issue.
Make Modern magazine issue 40 with my quilt on the cover | DevotedQuilter.com
I had fun traipsing through the woods on snowshoes one Sunday afternoon to take these pictures, and it sure feels fabulous to see one was deemed cover worthy.
Stand Out Starburst quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
If you've spent any amount of time here, then you know I love digging into my scrap fabric and this baby quilt is perfect for scrap busting. Mine even uses at least two brands of black solid fabric, along with the scraps of low volumes and blues. There are lots of Island Batik scraps from my time as an ambassador, fabrics I've had for years and years along with fabrics that were part of recent quilts. That's the best thing about scrappy quilts, isn't it?
Stand Out Starburst quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
Stand Out Starburst quilt | DevotedQuilter.com
I really love how the low volume and blue fabrics stand out against the solid black background.
Stand Out Starburst quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
As always, I had a lot of fun with the quilting. I used 50 wt Aurifil thread in colours to match the fabrics. With the solid black backing, the cream and light blue threads show up really well, while the sections quilted with black thread still have a beautiful texture. I quilted wishbones in the starbursts.
free motion quilting | DevotedQuilter.com
And continuous curves in the low volume squares. With both of those designs, I was able to quilt the sections in long diagonal lines, meaning I needed very few stops and starts. It made the quilting go very quickly.
free motion quilting | DevotedQuilter.com
All the heart eyes for that texture!
free motion quilting | DevotedQuilter.com
It was a bit windy the day I took Stand Out Starburst into the woods for pictures and the quilt was determined to fly. Those little sewing clips did a great job of holding on to it!
Stand Out Starburst quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
Head over to Make Modern to get your copy of issue 40 or your subscription for 6 months, 12 months or the All Access Subscription, which gives you access to all 40 issues they've published.

This is probably my favourite shot of the whole photo shoot, taken while I was laying in the snow 😊 It has been grey and drizzly around here for weeks now, so I could really use some of that sunshine today!
Stand Out Starburst quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com

7 comments:

  1. Oh Leanne, the quilt is stunning as is your photography. Congratulations on making the cover and for being able to share about this really fun quilt and design!!

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  2. I am SO happy for you to be the cover girl of this issue! I can't imagine how wonderful that feels. Your design is fun and dramatic, as you said, against that solid black background. Colors just pop! I think you said you took Kitty's (nightquilter) photo workshop, right? Would you recommend it? Your pictures look great, but then you have that beautiful contrast with white snow. How can you go wrong? Your quilting is gorgeous! And it looks like it was fun to do, as I recognize - and appreciate - how little stopping and starting was needed. Such a great project, Leanne! Congratulations to you!

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  3. Congrats on being this issues cover girl, Leanne!! It's a super cute quilt.

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  4. Congratulations!! The quilt is absolutely beautiful and the quilting is superb. I voted for it when MM asked which quilt should be on the cover. I’m glad you made it.

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  5. How cool!! You are a covergirl!! Love it!! its a beautiful quilt!

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  6. Congratulations! The design and your fabric choices certainly make for an eye-catching cover (for the magazine and a baby!).

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  7. Wow - those colors are terrific! Love the quilting, too.

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