Saturday, January 19, 2013

Starburst Quilt Along: Cutting

I'm still working on cleaning and organizing my studio, so sewing is on hold for a bit longer, but I took a break to finish doing my cutting for the Starburst Quilt Along.  I had the fat quarters cut, but needed to cut all of the background fabric.  I'm using Kona white.  I can't believe I just cut up more than 7 yards of white fabric all in one evening.  It doesn't look like that much here, does it?  I bought 8 yards, and I have less than one left, so it must be true.  I guess you can't see how tall some of these stacks are.  
I'm using a fat quarter bundle of Apple of My Eye that was donated by Riley Blake to Phoenix Quilts.  Julie said I could hang onto it, so I've been hoarding this fabric for a few months, just waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it.  I think this is it!

I'm changing things up a bit.  I'm doing the 40" blocks, but I'm adding additional borders made from more half square triangles, and I'm making them into four separate quilts.  I'll be donating these to Phoenix Quilts when they are all done.  Here's the layout I'm planning so you can see how it's going to work.  Sorry it's blurry.
I'm also going to add 5" white borders all around the outside, so each one will finish up at 60" x 70".  I didn't cut those borders yet, but everything else is cut, including my extra HST's and the rectangles that will separate the ones in the top and bottom borders.  I'm excited to do this!  The second quilt I ever made had 30" blocks and it went together so quickly.  Granted, those blocks were very simple in comparison to these, but I really do like large blocks sometimes.

I'm linking up with Happy Quilting and the Starburst Quilt Along today.

Question:  What is the proper way to spell quilt along?  Quilt-a-long?  Quilt a long?  I can't decide what looks right to me.  Any thoughts?  


  1. That design is awesome Barbie!! It is going to look so great!! And I have no idea how to spell Quilt along, I do it different all the time :)

  2. Lovely fabrics and cool design. Looks like you will be busy!

    I couldn't help you with the "quilt along" - I'm not sure.


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