Stars make everything bright and beautiful. That’s probably why we keep using stars in our quilts. Sunburst Star was a specially-requested pattern. Since the day I made it and sent it off, I wanted to make this block for myself. I had a pretty clear idea about the colours, and I was very happy to find all the right fabrics in my stash. Although I am not very fond of batik prints, I bought the outer fabric because it makes me think of nebulas and stars.
I made the pattern for a 14″ piece to make it easier to sew. As I was drafting the pattern, quite by serendipity, the little tips got added to the inner star. The person I made it for was happy with the changes, but they can be completely ignored for simpler piecing.
This block was my One Monthly Goal link-up for July. During this busy summer I am glad to have finished it early. Now I can link up at the end of the month!
Of course, I had to play with the colours a little. I changed the inner and outer stars to have one or two colour combinations. Add the tips to them and you get even more variety! The Sunburst Star quilt pattern is available on my Etsy and Craftsy stores. I currently have only one handmade bag that fits my iPad, so I will be making another bag with this star block.
The second star is courtesy of Sara Lynn. She made this block using my Starlight Diverging pattern. The fabrics she used are satin, taffeta, brocade and raw silk.
Sarah Lynn is an exquisite quilter, I just had to include this close-up photo of the quilting. You can see the finished project here at her website, Sarah Lynn Quilting. Make sure to browse a little to admire her lovely applique and quilting work.
I also have a giveaway winner from the Harry Potter QAL introductory post. Lori Smanski is the winner of this little bundle. Congratulations!!! I will email you shortly.
I decided not to pursue any outside sponsors for this event and fully sponsor it myself. I will do a couple more giveaways along the way, so there will be other chances to win. Make sure to follow and play along.
I will see you on July 18th for the 12 Days Of Christmas in July Blog Hop! Check out Sarah’s page for the list of participants. The blog hop started today. There are lots of wonderful ideas there that you will not want to miss.
Have a crafty week,