Hi, it’s Amy here today to share a seasonal quilt that I am calling my Spooktacular Starburst Quilt. I used Spooktacular by Maude Asbury for Blend Fabrics along with Kona Curry solid (a perfect match I must add!).
Halloween Starburst Quilt
To make this quilt, I cut all the hexagons using a Sizzix Pro Die, a hexagon with 5″ long sides. I cut the hexagons out of the pumpkin print, bat print, bottle print, and diamond pattern. I then cut all the triangles using a pattern I drafted that you can download here.
When cutting the triangles, I found it helpful to put a loop of washi tape on the back to keep my pattern from shifting while I cut. Had I thought of it at the time, I could have used ThermOWeb’s PeelnStick Ruler Tape! Keep that in mind…it’s another good use for the tape!
I arranged my pieces on a design wall until I was happy with the arrangement. Here I used a black solid as a place holder while I was waiting for the Curry to come in the mail.
To sew, you begin with the top row and assemble the quilt row by row. There are no Y seams!
Simply attach the triangles to the hexagons,
Then flip the hexie/triangle sections right side together matching that one seam and stitch where I drew the arrows above.
When the quilt top is done, piece together a backing and then make a quilt sandwich using Therm O Web StitchnSew Fleece sew-in fleece for batting. This quilt took two packages of the fleece joined together with the HeatnBond® batting tape at the center.
I decided to quilt my quilt with a starburst all over pattern found here. I wanted to keep the jagged edges because I thought that they looked “spooky” so I cut my Curry binding on the bias.
I’m ready for Halloween now!