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Thread: Starburst Quilt Pattern

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    Starburst Quilt Pattern

    I am looking for a Starburst Quilt pattern similar to the ones I have seen made by the ladies of the 20's and the 30's. I have Lone Star pattern but the diamonds form a star with the corners left blank. I want a bed sized quilt pattern with the various colors of the colored circles or the partial colored circles extending to the edges. Can anyone help me with information on finding this quilt pattern?

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    Sorry wrong picture.
    Last edited by EasyPeezy; 08-16-2013 at 09:28 PM.

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    OK. I think I found a picture like you described. Not for the faint of heart for sure. LOL
    http://sewnso.blogspot.ca/2011/01/lone-star.html

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    ​Take a look at the Broken Star pattern and see if that is what you are thinking of.

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    When I look at the broken star pattern, my eyes seem to pick up on the "broken" part of it - those annoying white spaces. I try to concentrate on the star part. Is this the pattern you're looking for? http://www.robertkaufman.com/quiltin...rns/starburst/ This pattern can be found in Jan Krentz's book, Quick Star Quilts and Beyond.
    Last edited by dunster; 08-17-2013 at 06:52 AM.

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    Check out this site to see if these are what you mean:
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...12.Hq55Mw_ZAs4

    The reason so many "starburst" quilts were left unfinished is because it was so difficult to get the middle section - where all the points join - to lie flat. There was too often an "inny" or and "outty" (aka a "pregnancy" or a "volcano") that kept the quilt from ever lying flat enough to add the side and corner squares. This was due to the scissor cutting technique and the bias edges of all the diamond star points.

    Now we know some tricks to keeping this all straight and easier, but this still can be a difficult quilt to work on. I have always discouraged most beginners from tackling it...why do beginners always want to make a 'wedding cake' before they've ever even baked 'brownies?!'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    I have always discouraged most beginners from tackling it...why do beginners always want to make a 'wedding cake' before they've ever even baked 'brownies?!'
    LOVE that ^^^^^^^

    It seems like most new quilters are from two camps - ones who dive right into the deep end and struggle to stay above water and the ones who are too timid to really start anything more than a 4 patch.
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    The effect you are looking for can alsi be made using a dahlia pattern. Dahlia quilt pattern can be found very easily. Just do a search here or on the Web.

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    it is called "broken star" go to http://www.nativeamericanstarquilts.net/Patterns.htm

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    I believe what you may be looking for is also called Sunburst, as in the vintage quilt shown here:
    http://www.folkartmuseum.org/?id=1737&t=images
    Not for the faint of heart, that's for sure!

    Daffy

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    there are available patterns for using strip piecing to make the points of the Star of Bethlehem so not as much set in sewing to do.
    As i understand your question: you want a pattern similar to Lone Star but you don't want the white squares that fill in the area between the points, so the Broken star isn't correct either.

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