Thursday, August 22, 2013

Lone Starburst finish...

Seems I've been making my Lone Starburst blocks for quilt a while! In fact, I think I made the first one last Summer when Anna Maria Horner's Field Study line was released.


After that first one, I decided to go a bit simpler and use 2 prints for the inner star and a coordinating solid for the outline of the star.



The blocks are paper pieced and as paper piecing tends to be - some slow sewing.
And on the very last block and last few pieces, I found myself short by about an inch with no solid fabric left. That required and online order and more waiting for fabric to arrive...


When the time came to put the blocks together, I tried several scenarios, unhappy with anything I came up with. An internet search of the block found only a couple of finished quilts - lots of pillows, but few quilts.

It took a few weeks of mulling before this setting came to mind. And the slow process paid off - I couldn't be happier with the quilt!





There was no way I was going to get rid of that original block, so it's pieced into the backing.


My final dilemma was how to bind it. I wanted to use a Field Study print, but didn't have enough of any one of them to work. More mulling and a scrappy Field Study binding was the answer.



Thanks so much to Anna from Six White Horses for the fantastic block pattern. You can find it for free here: Lone Starburst.

27 comments:

  1. It's really beautiful, I love everything about it!

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  2. Oooh I really am loving this Cindy!

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  3. I love the setting you came up with! It really looks fantastic. I love this block, but I've been too intimidated to try paper piecing yet!

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  4. You came up with a great setting, it shows off the stars perfectly.

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  5. This is beautiful. I love that block and your version with the sweet colors paired with white is nice

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  6. It's perfect Cindy! I really love the way you set the blocks. Fantastic finish.
    Amanda

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  7. This is gorgeous! I've only made four of those blocks and they do take TIME :) So worth it, your quilt is beautious!

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  8. A stunning finish, for sure! Well done!

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  9. Oh, so very beautiful!! More than that -- stunning!!

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  10. Gorgeous! I love the single star on the back...it's a nice touch.

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  11. This is a beautiful quilt Cindy! I love the softness of the colours you have used! They suit the star so perfectly!

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  12. Love love love it! Gorgeous colour scheme. So inspiring. Thank for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  13. What an absolutely beautiful quilt - stunning in its simplicity, yet we all know the work that has gone into it. I so want to try this block one day - think I need to do a little more paper piecing first though.

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  14. It is beautiful. I love that you typed quilt a while! It has a great double meaning! :)

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  15. So beautiful! I love the setting!

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  16. Wow--this quilt is really stunning. The palette is beautiful and your quilting is superb--the back really shows the pattern of the quilting lines so nicely. Congratulations!

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  17. It is so so B E A U T I F U L!! I want to make one too...

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  18. Love the white space so much - it sets the stars off perfectly!

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  19. I fell in love with this block the minute I saw it. It is most definitely on my bucket list. I am happy to see that you made a quilt from it because that is exactly what I have planned. Yours is the first quilt I've seen from this block and it is a gorgeouse as I imagined. You did an awesome job!

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  20. Just stunning, Cindy. You've inspired me to check out the block template - thanks!

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  21. Hi! I just love this so much! I shared it with my blog readers here: http://littlebitsofeverythingqce.blogspot.com/2013/08/pinned-it-friday-with-rachel_30.html
    I really want to make one of these now because yours is GORGEOUS!

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  22. I am so in love with this quilt! Gorgeous!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!