Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WIP Wednesday

One of the many excellent blogs I follow is Melissa at Happy Quilting.  She posts bunches of tutorials, free patterns and quilt-alongs, but I had never done one of her quilts.  Clearly that's a situation that needed to be rectified, so I decided to take my FQ of Florence and follow Melissa's Starburst Quilt-A-Long and make the 32" blocks.

First Melissa recommends you sort your fabrics into columns and rows that will work well with each star.  Here's what I came up with.  The columns are the fabrics for each of 4 stars and the rows are the components to the star (burst points, star center and star surround).

This quilt is made assembly-line style, so next you cut all the fabrics according to Melissa's handy cutting chart.  That includes the background fabric, which for me is Kona Bone.  I managed to be really careful cutting the 7/8ths but somehow cut the easy 4 1/2" squares as 4 1/4" instead.  Oops.  Fortunately, I had enough fabric to correct my mistake.  Here's my cut pieces ready to go!
Notice the new cutting mat?  An early Christmas present from the hubs!
I have actually gotten my goose in the corner blocks and HST blocks all sewed together, but only have half the HST trimmed up at this point.  No photo though, sorry!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Fresh Modern Quilts!


  1. This should be so fantastic - Melissa's patterns are awesome, aren't they? And these fabrics really work so well together.

  2. I love the fabrics you chose for this quilt ~ can't wait to see what you do with it!