Monday, August 5, 2013

Giant Starburst | A Finished Quilt

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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!

Fresh Mini Quilt Club | March 2013

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. 

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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!

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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. 

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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!

xo, Megan 

25 comments:

  1. So lovely! I adore this pattern sweetie!

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  2. I love it! What a great quilt.

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  3. I love it! So simple but yet so stunning!

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  4. I love how those colors pop! Great looking quilt!

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  5. I am in the process with this quilt now. But I was using jeni bakers pattern and cut wrong.. ugh.. your quilt is lovely

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  6. SO PRETTY and fresh. Love the way you quilted it too.

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  7. I love this block tiny and huge! Great quilting too :)

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  8. i love love love love love love love love this quilt. please do share how you did it... I mean figuring out how to enlarge a block to make a bigger quilt like that. :)

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  9. Beautiful, such rich colours.

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  10. This is so beautiful! I love it, especially the colors you used! AGF Pure Elements are my favorite!

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  11. I love how you quilted this! Gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful - love the quilting!

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  13. Beautiful--so crisp and clean-looking!

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  14. This quilt takes my breath away! I love everything about it! Its just perfect!

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  15. This is so very pretty and graphic and wonderful.

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  16. Gorgeous! Love that quilting pattern - it is an awesome texture, and the solids just pop!

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  17. Please please sell the pattern for this

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  18. Love this quilt so much so I just pinned it :)

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  19. I love this pattern so much that I created my own version of it using blue , yellow and white blocks.

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