Monday, March 10, 2014

Starburst Cross Quilt Pattern and Block Tutorial

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.  

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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!

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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...

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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!

12 comments:

  1. It's a beauty, Jess! How generous you are to share your pattern, for free! And remarkable that you find time to do anything with a little one around. (Maybe change your profile info to reflect that you're no longer a mommy-to-be?) Enjoy life! :-)

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  2. It is a glorious quilt Jess! You must be very proud of it! And I guess your Mum loves it too!

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  3. Yeah, I can't think what on earth has been distracting you... ;o) It is gorgeous :o)

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  4. Oh it's beautiful! You're Mom must be thrilled with this quilt. It is very kind of you to share the pattern.

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  5. Oh, thank you! I have loved this pattern for a long time!

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  6. Thanks a lot. I liked this quilt a lot.

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  7. Thank you for sharing the pattern! I love Tula Pink - your choices and pattern are magical.

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  8. This is awesome news, I have been waiting for the full quilt pattern and am so thankful you decided to share it. I have been saving my Tula Pink Fabric just for this quilt!

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  9. Thank-you for sharing the pattern. I hope to make a quilt from it someday !

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  10. The beach is my absolute favourite place too! I live near the coast in South Australia. Sparkling water and sand, unspoilt and generally not crowded either. I love this quilt! I'm bookmarking the tute for future reference. I have breaks from creativity too, then feel the urge come back and so get stuck into it. The time my three babies were born were little interruptions!

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