The Starburst Quilt

The Starburst Quilt is a fun and lively pattern that is perfect for the confident beginner!  Even if you don’t have much experience with foundation paper piecing, you can certainly make this amazing quilt!  Jenifer Dick (the creative genius behind 42 Quilts) designed this amazing pattern and I love it!  There are no tricky sections and the center nine patch really anchors the hypnotic optical illusion which surrounds it!  Just think of the color combinations!  This Starburst Quilt pattern finished size is 36″ x 51″ – perfect for a baby quilt.  You can even make more blocks (each block finished sizes are 15″ x 15″) to make an even bigger quilt!  I decided to make (4) blocks to make a really nice wall hanging.  Let me show you all about it!

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Starburst Quilt – MATERIALS LIST

  • Nine Patch Revolution (book by Jenifer Dick and Angela Walters)
    • Starburst is just ONE of the patterns in this wonderful book!
  • Main Color (I used what I had in my stash, but if you choose a solid color, I would recommend Paint Brush Studio (PBS) Fabrics – their solids hardly fray at all!)
  • Main Contrast (I used PBS Grey)
  • Backing Fabric (I used up the rest of my main color fabric for this)
  • Binding – I did a fancy flange binding and it turned out great!
  • Quilter’s Dream Supreme Batting (because it’s the best and I love it so much)

Starburst Quilt – Supply List

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Starburst Quilt – Cutting the fabric

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Jenifer’s pattern helps get you ready to make this fun pattern.  She gives you the measurements you need for each piece.  The cutting is super easy because you are just using strips of the two colors in a small variety of sizes.  The FPP pattern is very simple.  If you can sew a straight line – this pattern is for you!  I especially loved how the pattern is one page, and not small bits and pieces that you have to connect later.  Granted, you will piece the (4) sections around a nine patch to complete one block – but THAT’S IT!!!  Easy peasy!

Starburst Quilt – Assembly

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Jenifer’s book gives really great step-by-step instructions on the assembly process, which is super helpful if you aren’t sure how to pull this all together.  I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop with Jenifer showing us how to put these fun units together!  Once we made each block, Jenifer recommended a basting stitch around the outside edge of each block.  This is to prevent wonkiness (is that even a word?) when you piece the large units together.  Brilliant!

My finished quilt!

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The entire project came together in a flash! I just love how this turned out!  I mentioned earlier that I was part of a workshop.  Let me show you some other fun fabric options.  Talk about inspiration!  Wow!

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Block by Deneen

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Block by Monica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know I will be making another Starburst Quilt someday!  Aren’t these great?  Speaking of inspiration, what colors would you choose?  Comment below and share some inspiration!

Happy Quilting!

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ps – If you want to see more great patterns by Jenifer Dick, be sure to check out her new Etsy Shop!  Jenifer Dick and Trisch Price have teamed up with their new pattern company called Everyday Stitches.  SOOO many great patterns!  I’m going to get the “Spoolin’ Around” quilt pattern.  Our guild is going to do a block lotto with these blocks.  Check it out!

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Alison Glass Trunk Show

I have always been a fan of Alison Glass.  Since I started following her, Alison has continued to create beautiful designs for fabric, wonderful Quilt patterns and even makes embroidery designs! In case you didn’t know…. Alison Glass is a surface designer living in Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. She currently designs fabric for Andover Fabrics and has several collections available. I feel like I spent an entire year with Alison, since she was the Featured Designer of my 2018 Quilters Planner! I was recently invited to the 2018 Fall Festival at Missouri Star Quilt Company. The Alison Glass Trunk Show was on the schedule and I could not wait! Most of you know that I live a little over an hour from MSQC, so I was thrilled to attend!

Alison Glass Trunk Show - Nicole and Alison

Alison and I pose for a picture at her Meet & Greet. Alison is such a sweet person! I can’t wait to see what she designs next!

Since it isn’t everyday that Alison comes to the Midwest – we (a group of Modern Quilt Guild Members) decided to either carpool or meet in Hamilton Missouri. There was a full day of activities planned (let’s not even talk about the amount of shopping that happened) and the Alison Glass Trunk Show was scheduled for 10am.  Alison gave a great talk to the audience and showed us many quilts that were made with her various lines of fabric.  Let me show you one of my favorite quilts!

The Trunk Show

Alison Glass Trunk Show - Feathers Quilt 1

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The Feathers Quilt pattern was based on Alison’s Feathers fabric design from Sun Print 2014, this large scale version of the design uses foundation paper piecing for a precise finish. Fourteen block templates can be arranged as shown or in any other distinctive combination. Simple shapes, detailed instructions and color illustrations make this pattern a great introduction to foundation paper piecing.

There were many questions after Alison’s Trunk Show and one of them was, “Why do you use grey or darker colors as a background?”  Alison explained how the saturated colors are able to shine through with the darker background (as opposed to white or cream).  Although, Alison did also say that a white background does look really nice with this the Feathers Quilt as well!

The Quilt Show

There was a Quilt Show just next door to the Alison Glass Trunk Show.  Not only did Alison bring a bunch of quilts for her Trunk Show, but she also brought many others to display in the Quilt Show.  It was really great to be able to get up close to her quilts.  The colors are truly amazing.  I love the depth and saturation!

Alison Glass Trunk Show 1 Alison Glass Trunk Show 2 Alison Glass Trunk Show 3
Alison Glass Trunk Show 4 Alison Glass Trunk Show 5 Alison Glass Trunk Show 6

Alison Glass Trunk Show Feathers quilt

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I’m not sure which background that I like the best!  There is definitely something wonderful about both quilts.  It’s amazing how the background fabric can truly change the look of the quilt!

Alison Glass Trunk Show - Quilt Kit

If you are thinking of making this exact quilt for yourself, there is a Quilt Kit available.  As with all designer fabrics, the quantities are very limited!  Get your Quilt Kit HERE.  Your Quilt kit also include the pattern.  Yay!

If you just want to play with Alison’s lovely Sun Print Fabric Collection, you can check your local fabric shop!  If they don’t carry it – ask them to!  You can also purchase yardage and pre-cuts online.

Alison Glass Trunk Show - Precut Fabric

The day was full of friends, fun and fabric!  I was able to briefly visit with Alison and found her to be a very sweet person.  You can learn more about Alison and her products by visiting her website:  www.alisonglass.com  I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next!

Have you ever purchased Alison Glass fabric?  What did you make?  Let us know in the comments!

XOXO

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The Ooo Quilt is a fun and Modern Quilt! Make one for yourself! Check out the video tutorial and start making today! #quilt #quilting #modernquilting #modernquilt #modern #sewmuchmoore #sewmuchmooreinstore

The Ooo Quilt

The Ooo Quilt is a modern and fun project!  This is another custom quilt I made for a very lucky High School Graduate!  The Ooo Quilt was chosen from one of my Missouri Star Quilt Company Block books.  This was from Volume 1, issue 4.  In the book, this quilt was called “Jump Rings”.   We decided to use the school colors (orange and black), so the quilt could also pose as a Halloween Quilt.  The school mascot is a Pirate, so the skull and crossbones fabric worked out perfectly!  Let me show you all about this quilt so you can make one too!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

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THE ooo QUILT – MATERIALS LIST

  • Missouri Star Quilt Company Block Magazine (Volume 1, Issue 4)
  • Qty (1) Jelly Roll
    • I cheated and cut up my own fabric and some specific Kona Solids that my client chose.
  • Qty (2.5) yards of background fabric (Kona Coal)
  • Qty (1.25) yards of border fabric (Kona Tangerine)
  • Qty (.5) yards of binding fabric (again, Kona Coal)
  • Qty (2.5) yards of backing fabric (yep – you guessed it – Kona Coal)
  • Cotton batting (this is the exact batting I used)

THE ooo QUILT – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a quarter inch presser foot
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips

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The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This Quilt block is just one of many to make the entire quilt. Just make this quilt one block at a time and you will be thrilled with the results! This Modern Quilt is a super easy pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

THE ooo QUILT – ASSEMBLY

Be sure to get yourself a copy of the Block Magazine.  In the pattern, you will find all the details for assembly.  The process is really simple.  Deciding upon the layout was fun.  It took me several times to finally settle upon a layout!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy pattern! This is the layout I tried before I sewed it all together! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

I numbered my rows, after I decided on the layout.  That really helps me to keep things straight when I get the blocks back to the machine for sewing.

TIP:  I used the following video tutorial as a general guide for assembly:

THE 000 QUILT – ALMOST FINISHED!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy and F-R-E-E pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

Once I had my quilt top assembled, I drove to my friend’s house to rent some time on her wonderful long arm quilting machine.  Once you use a long arm quilting machine – it’s difficult to go back to quilting on your domestic (just sayin’).  I know everyone doesn’t have a long arm option, so you can always use free motion quilting on your domestic.  It’s simple!  Be sure you have a Darning Foot!  There are different kinds, based upon the shaft of your specific machine.  I always love my time with my friend’s long arm machine!  I would love to have one of my own, but I have NO ROOM!  Maybe someday!  Until then, I hope to keep Tia Curtis as a close quilty friend!  She is so helpful and wonderfully talented!  She even took this fun picture of me (with the pile of quilts I accomplished in one day)!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy and F-R-E-E pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

Once I sewed on the binding, I could not wait to take some pictures of this amazing quilt!  I convinced my husband to help me take some pictures of the finished quilt.  We took a drive to the Powell Gardens for some scenic pictures.  It is such a great location!  I liked this picture the best!  What do you think?

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy and F-R-E-E pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

Making The Ooo Quilt was fun and easy!  I just loved making it and my customer loved the result!  Yay!

If I were ever to make this quilt again, I think I might simply use a Jelly Roll.  That would certainly make the process much quicker.  I hope you try to make one of these quilts.

Happy Quilting!

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