This is the final quilt I pieced on the November 2015 quilting cruise. The instructor was Kimberly Einmo.
We were sent an illustration ahead of time along with the yardages we would need and cutting instructions. We cut the fabrics as specified and packaged them with coding so we would be able to quickly access the right ones for each step.
The class was taught with step by step directions and the use of a special ruler that Kimberly designed (and I bought).
The illustrated quilt design had similar colors in solids and the center was an appliqued sunshine graphic, giving the quilt a southwestern feel. I chose similar colors but chose prints that featured fall flowers. then I created four maple leaves to applique on the center panel.
The quilt design stopped with the sunburst area but this left it too small for my taste. So I added a wide border in the background color to expand it.
The starburst areas end up looking like maple leaves, as well.
I quilted all the teal areas with vines and leaves and all of the starbursts with an echo line 3/8 inch inside them.
The finished size is about 48" square.