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Half Square Sunburst Quilt Pattern

Quilting is an art form steeped in tradition yet ever-evolving. One pattern that exemplifies this blend of time-honored craftsmanship and contemporary design is the Half Square Sunburst Quilt Pattern. Perfect for quilters of all skill levels, this pattern offers a captivating design that’s simple enough for beginners to grasp, yet presents a unique look that experienced quilters can appreciate and relish. It’s an engaging way to spend time, allowing you to relax, have fun, and express your creativity. What’s more, when you’re finished, you’ll have a gorgeous quilt measuring approximately 48″ x 60″ to display, use, or gift.

Fabric Requirements

The striking visual effect of the Half Square Sunburst Quilt Pattern is achieved using three primary fabrics. These include a background fabric that helps the design pop, and two other fabrics for creating the half square triangles that form the sunburst pattern. For the best results, it’s advised to use high-contrast fabrics for the stars. This choice will lend a dynamic visual depth to your finished quilt, making the sunburst design truly shine.

Understanding the Fabric

Selecting fabric for your quilt is more than just picking patterns and colors you like. It’s about understanding how the fabrics interact with each other and how they influence the overall design. The texture, weight, and drape of your fabric can significantly impact the quilt’s look and feel. Therefore, take some time to consider these factors when choosing your three main fabrics.

Fabric Kits

Starting a new quilt project is always exciting, but it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. That’s why I’ve curated several fabric kit options for the Half Square Sunburst Quilt Pattern. These kits are thoughtfully designed with a range of colors and prints, offering you endless possibilities for your quilt design. Each kit offers a cohesive set of fabrics that will come together beautifully in this pattern, simplifying the selection process for you.

Cutting Options: The Accuquilt Cutting System

Working on a quilt involves several stages, from selecting your fabrics to the final stitches. One of the more time-consuming steps can be cutting the fabric pieces. Luckily, the Half Square Sunburst Quilt Pattern is compatible with the Accuquilt cutting system, which can drastically reduce the time you spend on this stage. This system allows you to use pre-cut fabric and specific dies—55001 for the large half square triangle and 55009 for the small half square triangle—to streamline the process and ensure precision.

Exploring Different Finishes

One of the true joys of quilting is witnessing the transformation of fabric and thread into a beautiful piece of textile art. This process is even more exciting with the Half Square Sunburst Quilt Pattern, which offers ample room for personalization.

For instance, the pattern cover sample features rosebud and mahogany stars on a pale pink background, exuding a soft, vintage charm. In contrast, Marcy H., one of our Quilt Block Club members, chose Moda grunge fabrics in shades of green and gray, resulting in a modern, edgy finish. Another quilter, Jeanine S., created a vibrant and visually striking quilt from her scrappy stash. These variations demonstrate the versatility of the Half Square Sunburst Quilt Pattern and how different fabric choices can significantly alter the final look.

Optional On-Demand Course

For those who wish to enhance their quilting experience, we offer an optional online course to accompany the Half Square Sunburst Quilt Pattern. This comprehensive course is an excellent resource for quilters of all skill levels.

Packed with step-by-step instructions, this on-demand video course will guide you through each stage of creating your quilt. You’ll learn valuable techniques, tips, and tricks that will not only help you complete your Half Square Sunburst quilt but also improve your overall quilting skills. With the guidance offered in this course, you’ll be able to complete your quilt with confidence and perhaps even faster than you expected.

Purchase your copy today!

The Half Square Sunburst Quilt Pattern offers a fantastic journey into the world of quilting. Its elegance lies in its simplicity and the potential for customization.

Whether you’re a beginner venturing into your first project or an experienced quilter seeking a fresh challenge, this pattern won’t disappoint. So why wait? Embark on your Half Square Sunburst Quilt journey today and experience the joy of creating something truly unique and beautiful.


  1. Lisa A Pratte says:

    How hard is the is to make? Do I need to purchase the on demand course?

    1. Nicole Moore says:

      Great question! While it is not a requirement that you purchase the course – it will help you finish faster. The course is also there for folks that like to learn with a visual assistance. While my patterns provide excellent diagrams and step-by-step instructions, nothing beats a video.

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