Exploding Star was my favorite one to quilt in The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting. Angela Walters and I each quilted our versions completely differently, showcasing what is possible when quilting either on a domestic machine, or a long-arm.
I used a large continuous spiral, which is only possible to do on a sit-down machine, while Angela showed how quilting the same motif in different scales really draws your eye towards the center of the quilt.
My version of Exploding Star, using Angela’s fabric (of course!!)
Detail of large spiral quilting. I introduced this concept in my first book, then expanded on it to create overlapping spirals in the second book.
Angela’s version of Exploding Star – isn’t it fun to see the same quilt 2 different ways?
Closeup of Angela’s Stunning Swirls