Sunday, December 29, 2013

Starburst Quilt Along: Finishing up blocks and setting options

The Starburst Quilt Along is now over, but the entire pattern is now available for purchase.

Congrats to everyone who has made it this far!

We have enjoyed putting this together so much! Please let us know if there is any types of patterns or techniques you would like to see in a future quilt along!

Both Amanda and I made throw sized quilts. As per the setting directions, the finished throw size quilt is set on point. For both quilt sizes, there are three different options for sashing and cornerstones: sashing without cornerstones, sashing with solid cornerstones, or sashing with paper pieced corner stones. Amanda and I both chose to sash our quilts with paper pieced corner stones (use up more of that scrap!!) but still end up with very different looks.

I chose to randomly piece my square-in-a-square-in-a-square cornerstone blocks color-wise using three different colors for each square. My inner border is a teal and lime print and my outer border is a tonal purple script print. I used the black background solid for my middle border.

I picked out a large scale floral print for my background from Jennifer Paganelli's Pretty Please line for my background and matched the seam up the middle because I'm a little OCD like that.

Amanda paper pieced square-in-a-square cornerstones and used the background fabric for the outer square so that it blends into the background. She used a red print for both the inner and outer borders and then used a peach for the middle border.

Finished Starburst Quilt

Amanda picked a peach tonal for her background and also made a simple star to use as a label on her quilt.

Starburst Label

Thank you so much for participating with us! Don't forget to add your pictures to the Flickr group and show us your finished projects! We'll do a blog post featuring your finished quilt tops in a month or so, so don't run away just yet!!

Show off all of your finished blocks!!


  1. Run away?, I'm not going anywhere. This was so much fun. My first quilt along ever. Thank you! Can't wait to see what you come up with next ;-)

  2. Love both your finished quilts. Great examples of what a dramatic difference you can get from color choices!

  3. Woohoo! I finished 4 sets of all 9 blocks...but I need to make a few more!!

  4. Ellen: 4 sets?!? You are amazing!

  5. Hi, I am working on block #9! How do I upload my pictures so I am able to get the setting directions? I want to do a full size quilt. How many blocks will I need to complete (I knew I needed 18 but didn't know if it was a full size quilt).
    Thank you!

    1. You can either add them to the link up here or post them on Flickr. I need a VALID email to send them to -- currently you are a no-reply blogger so I have no way to send them to you. 18 blocks = throw size unless you use much larger sashing and borders in our directions.

  6. I did get the pictures uploaded. I have really enjoy the patterns and can not wait to finish the quilt! I am not sure if I still show up as a no-replay blogger or if my info shows up now. Thank you!

  7. I added my blocks to Flickr, is that all I need to do to get the final directions for a quilt? Love these blocks!
    Cindy Digby


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