Lone Starburst – Finished!

This is has been washed, dried, shown-off, and snuggled under, so it’s practically lived an entire life since I finished it!

Lone StarburstLone StarburstThis pattern is Lone Starburst by Kimberly Einmo from her Jelly Roll Magic book.

The fabrics that read as solid are actually a burlap print; to add some interest I added in batiks in similar tones. The background is a Kona solid in Ivory.

Although the pattern uses a pre-cut jelly roll, there is still a fair amount of trimming that happens during block assembling, It’s not an overwhelming amount, but worth mentioning if you think you’re getting a pattern that is a sew-n-go rather than sew-n-trim-n-go.

Lone StarburstAs mentioned, I prefer a non-square quilt, so I used all the trimmings from cutting the stars to make piano keys for a top and bottom border. When Kimberly was teaching the workshop, she said we should just throw away the small trimmings, but if you’ve read my blog for a while you know how I feel about throwing out usable scraps (unless it’s a string – I hate strings!).

Since I used a minky on the back, I kept the quilting uncomplicated.  This is meant to be a snuggly quilt so it’s actually a little bigger than a twin size so it can cover the entire couch.

Or one dog who’s a bit of a quilt hog.

Lone Starburst

10 Replies to “Lone Starburst – Finished!”

  1. Love your quilt! The thought of a minkee backing really makes me want to snuggle under it – dog and all! Enjoy it. Great job.

  2. I Pam, old listener just wanted you to finally know I’m listening and enjoying your podcast. I was wondering if you use batting with the Minkie? Any other tips backing with it? I like really warm quilts. Can’t wait for yor nest podcast!!

  3. Pam,
    Long time listener. Love your quilting on the quilt. Is it meandering rather than stippling? So perfect. Did you do it on domestic machine or longarm? Do you mark it first with stencil? Thank you in advance.

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