Apr 18, 2012

The Lone Starburst Finished

I finished up my Lone Starburst and love it.  I found the template here at Six White Horses.  She has made some beautiful examples.  
The fabrics are just some fat quarters I picked up from Spotlight.  The yellow is really quite a mustard yellow and contrasts so well with the purple.

I really enjoyed this first serious attempt at paper piecing.  I was a bit shocked at the wastage from the trimming after piecing a part of the block, but I guess that would improve with more accurate cutting of fabric.  I was a bit haphazard with my cutting. Never been one of my strong suits.  I will definitely make this block again, and attempt lots more paper piecing. 

My plan is to make a pillow but I didn't really want to make a square pillow.  I know this block doesn't really lend itself to a rectangular shape. So I'm not really sure how to proceed. Any suggestions anyone?


  1. Hi there, thanks for linking up to Six White Horses! I love your lone starburst :) You could add some strips on the sides to make a rectangle, or maybe a few different borders, like a medallion quilt, if you need to make it bigger, overall, for a pillow. I've been thinking about what to do with some of mine, too! They take me so long to make that a whole quilt is not in the cards...

  2. I haven't tried to do one yet so I'm not sure how long it will take, but maybe you could do a second one to make a 2:1 rectangle?

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