Last May, during one of my Quilt Design A Day (QDAD) kicks (I go through spurts of doing QDAD once a day), the inspiration image was an underwater photograph looking up at a scuba diver into the sun, showcasing streaks of sunlight sometimes captured in underwater photography. I love the water, my favorite color is blue, and I think you all know at this point that I can not seem to resist playing with transparency in my designs. The inspiration photo and color palette had all of the things I love: water and rich, tonal blues. I started playing with transparency ideas, and the design for Sunburst was born.
In September, I submitted Sunburst for consideration in the QuiltCon Magazine, and I was thrilled and excited when it was accepted. A few weeks ago I was honored to learn that Sunburst and a beautiful quilt made by Silvia @A Stranger View were being considered as options for the cover for the 2016 QuiltCon Magazine cover. And then I received some very exciting news earlier this week: Sunburst was selected for the cover of the 2016 QuiltCon Magazine.
The 2016 QuiltCon Magazine will be on newstands for purchase beginning March 1st, and I will share the online store link with you when it is available. For those of you attending QuiltCon, I believe you will be able to purchase the magazine there in person.
I was so excited to have Sunburst be my first quilt pattern published in a magazine, and I am stunned that it also made the cover. Thank you so much to everyone who voted.
I cannot wait to see Sunburst on display at QuiltCon in Pasadena in just a few more weeks!