Monday, August 5, 2013
Giant Starburst | A Finished Quilt
Hello & happy Monday! This summer is flying by so quickly -- August, already?! Today I am sharing a quilt that was actually finished earlier this Spring. Some of you may recognize it from Instagram or even this sneak peek progress post. This Giant Starburst quilt is a larger, one block design from March's Fresh Mini Quilt Club. Here's a look at the mini quilt!
For the Giant Starburst quilt I used a vibrant selection of Pure Element solids from Art Gallery Fabrics -- Cherry Lipgloss, Lemonade, Cozumel Blue, and Verve Violet. The color saturation just "pops" against the crisp, clean white background fabric.
I quilted this lap size quilt using my favorite straight-line quilting technique, my BERNINA walking foot, & of course, Aurifil thread (50 wt., color 2024). I did play around with the straight-line quilting pattern -- three close lines & then a larger gap -- which really makes an interesting texture!
The backing fabric is a text print from Ikea -- one of my favorites! I chose one of my all time favorite black & white binding fabrics to finish off the design. Unfortunately it's an out of print Moda fabric, but there are plenty of stripped fabric alternatives from several different fabric manufacturers.
The finished quilt size is 60" x 60".
Find the fabric here:
Pink Castle Fabrics
Fat Quarter Shop
Have you experimented with block size before? Feel free to share your projects below, I'd love to see!