Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Summer Solstice Quilt: Lone Starburst

Yeah, so this isn't the "Another Square" block that I had planned on. In fact, I hadn't planned on including a Lone Starburst block at all. But... I found myself with a couple of free hours and had a change of heart. I'm not sure how this block will change my final layout, but I'm happy to have the extra flexibility.


The only thing that was a little tricky for me was knowing how big to cut the pieces for the foundation paper piecing. Here is how I cut mine for anyone struggling with the same issue:

Pattern Piece (templates from craftsy, here)
Fabric
1A/B
Cut 8
3" strips, then cut into 60 degree diamonds 
(this was a little tight)
Color


2A/B + 3A/B
Cut 16
1.5″ x 4”
White
4A/B + 5A/B
Cut 16
1.5" x 5"
Color
6A/B
Cut 4
5" x 5" squares, then cut diagonally
White
7A/B 
Cut 4
6 x 6" squares, then cut diagonally

White




I started this quilt without any foundation paper piecing experience, and today I managed to make one of my all time favorite blocks. I am so proud of myself for conquering this one!  Like the Arkansas Traveler block, the Lone Starburst feels like a real milestone. I can't wait to make another one! I'm already planning a scrappy rainbow with fussy cuts. No idea what I'll do with it, but I absolutely have to make it :) 

And, lastly, a little progress shot. These colors are outside of my usual color palette, but they remind me so much of my sister. I'm so excited to give it to her. Three more blocks to go (for real this time)!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday's at Freshly Pieced.

8 comments:

  1. You are absolutely amazing and already a pro at foundation piecing. I will need to take a lesson!

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  2. This is gorgeous! Love that block! :)

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  3. Ah! Beautiful with the different colors! And that palette is quite lovely ;)

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  4. Gorgeous blocks and beautiful colour choices! Well done for tackling foundation piecing - it's a bit addictive!

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  5. Oh my gosh, the colors in your block are PERFECT!!!

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  6. It turned out beautiful, and it looks wonderful with your other stars.

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  7. Oh my..I had to click on your pic, because how can you piece so amazingly perfectly?! i am sooo impressed. Your blocks look so modern and crisp! I also love your profile hippo pic! :)

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