Oh this post is only a year later than I had planned on this being ready, but better late than never! I'm not sure what the hold up was, this quilt was finished and gifted to my mom for her birthday last February but for some reason getting the tutorial together was not on my radar. For the past year.
I had originally come up with this pattern for a quilt that was on display at Quilt Market in the spring of 2012. Which was almost 2 years ago. And that is just crazy talk. Seriously two years ago. Sorry...still trying to wrap my head around that, because it most definitely does not seem that long ago!
Anyways, the original Starburst Cross-Quilt Market edition was then featured in Quilt Magazine, and after all that madness was over, and I was able to sit back and look at the pattern, I found an easier way for piecing the blocks, and so this Tula Pink Salt Water version was born. Whew, that's quite the quilty tale.
This Salt Water version was gifted to my mom for her birthday, as the beach is just about her favorite thing ever. Aside from Nora :-) She and my dad are currently soaking up the sun in the Caribbean, so I'll try not to be extremely jealous, as it is just barely in the 50's in these parts (which feels like a heatwave compared to the cold cold temps lately), but I'll take hot beach weather any day of the week. But I digress...
Anyways, back to the point here...I finally have the revamped Starburst Cross block tutorial and free quilt pattern available to be downloaded! The Starburst Cross Block Tutorial can be found here and also downloaded in PDF form here, and the Starburst Cross Quilt Pattern can be downloaded in PDF form for free here!
It feels great getting things off my to do list that have been there for far too long. I'm giving my closet of WIPs the evil eye and just getting a little tingling to start turning some of them into completed quilts! We'll see how far I get before losing steam, but for now enjoy the tutorials!