Saturday, March 12, 2016

Lone Starburst

Lone Starburst, the second project started at Road2CA with Kimberly Einmo, is a wrap!

Made with a Miss Kate jelly roll by Bonnie and Camille for Moda and Kona Snow yardage, this quilt was designed to be around 70"x 70", but I wanted it longer. What to do? Well, I still had strip sets, so I continued to cut those at the same angle, and added triangles to make a rectangular unit. Put them all together, and the top and bottom borders are born!

Now, she measures in at 62" x 80", a nice size.

Stitched with lovely cream Glide thread, the quilting on this is another panto, Chinook, which looks fabulous!

More pictures of the field of stars.

And the center star, which has pieces from the corner stars, rotated around for the best effect.

The orientation of the red and blue center is opposite of the red and blue bordering stars, providing balance.

And a few more star closeups.

Can't forget the back! Searching through 75% of the stash for appropriate colors and not-too-dated prints, this pieced back works quite nicely.

Fortunately, there were eight strips left from the jelly roll, enough for the binding, with one strip left. Yeah!

The Lone Starburst quilt pattern has several variations, and piecing was a snap! Give it a try sometime!

Happy Quilting!


  1. Beautiful colors and quilting. I imagine this quilt is a keeper.

  2. I bought one of her Craftsy classes and heard she was a good teacher. Your quilt came out great.

  3. what a beauty, have just attempted my fist lonestar 32" quite pleased with it will will have another go yours looks great and like that there are half stars too

  4. This is beautiful and I love the quilting!

  5. Wow, what a wonderful design and setting for your blocks. And great border also along with the quilting!

  6. Wow, so beautiful! A traditional design but translated to be very fresh and modern! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. What a beautiful quilt and love the fabrics!


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