supernova quilt

When I first bought my Quilting Modern book, I saw the Supernova Quilt and knew I had to make it.  And I knew that I would be using my stash of Washi to make it for my sister Kara.  She has seemed a little down lately and her birthday is coming up, so I got to work.  A few months ago I asked Kara what kind of quilt she would like and she said "black and white."  Um, I didn't go that direction ;) so hopefully she still likes this.
washi supernova quilt
I LOVED making this quilt.  Washi is so gorgeous and I love it even more after making this quilt.  I had a really hard time putting this in the mail to Denver.  It almost didn't happen.

For the back I used a couple of Washi prints with some solids.
washi supernova quilt back
I added a little fussy cut piece of Echino because it reminded me of Kara and I thought she would like it.
buck detail
I quilted it with random straight lines.  The essex linen has such a great texture with dense quilting.

Lately I have been trying something new with each quilt I make, so this was the first time I used Aurifil thread (it was just as amazing as I was afraid it would be) and I tried hand quilting for the first time.
supernova hand sewing
I just did an outline of the center of the quilt with some orange perle cotton.  I enjoyed doing it, but it was not very good for my carpal tunnel. 

My daughter Harper had a hard time letting this quilt go too.  
Harper hiding
Harper
The quilt is scheduled to arrive today so I am hoping that Kara loves this quilt as much as I do!

16 comments

  1. This is brilliant! I love everything about it. If your sister doesn't like it.......

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  2. This is SUCH a striking quilt!

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  3. this quilt is fantastic!! the design of it, the colors, the back! WOW! wonderful gift for your sister!

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  4. Incredible job! She'll absolutely love it.

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  5. This an excellent use of Washi! I love the prints and have been hoarding a pile of it but haven't found the perfect use for them... yet. I love your quilting too!

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  6. Eeekkk! Lovely in that fabric. I gave away the original to charity, so it's inspiring to see some new versions to stir the juices.

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  7. Erica! I just saw this on Pinterest and it stopped me in my tracks!!! It. Is. GORGEOUS!!! Awesome work my dear! ^_^

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  8. It's beautiful and I love the fun fussy cut.

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  9. There is no way she cannot love it! We clearly like the same fabrics, I have some of these triangles in my stash, it nearly made it into my Totally groovy QAL

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  10. Wow, what a gorgeous quilt! Lucky Kara.

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  11. It's amazing. That quilt is definitely on my to-do list for this year.

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  12. HOLY CRAP!~!!! This is so amazing. Look at all these beautiful quilts you are making. This is MY FAVORITE! xoxox

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  13. This is gorgeous - how could your sister NOT like it?! Like what you did with the back too :)

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