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Atomic Starburst Sampler Quilt

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The galaxy of mid-century modern design and the wide universe of quiltmaking techniques collide in the Atomic Starburst Sampler Quilt. Star blocks are a perennial patchwork favorite. This sampler takes them in 12 stellar new directions drawn from the mod-chic starbursts of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s - make them all, or pick and choose. Explore a dozen innovative block designs brought to life with traditional quiltmaking techniques, including - paper piecing - English paper piecing - curved piecing - raw-edge applique - bias-tape applique - needle-turn applique - hand embroidery and more! Along the way, you'll learn about mid-century designers and the period work that inspired these blocks, from architecture and logos to matchbooks and game-show sets. Each of the 12 block patterns features: - Large photo of the block - Detailed written and illustrated instructions - Suggestions for quilting designs - Full-size templates BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY piece basic quilt blocks, including rectangles and triangles rotary cut using standard rulers rotary cut using templates piece curved units (experience helpful; instructions included) paper-piece quilt blocks (experience helpful; instructions included) applique by hand and/or machine (learn it in my Craftsy class! baste, quilt, and bind a quilt SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 44" x 58"

Recommended with this pattern

  • 6 fat quarters for block backgrounds (other blocks have pieced backgrounds)
  • 1/2 yard binding fabric
  • 52" x 66" batting

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Feed Dog Designs
Kevin Kosbab is the author of The Quilter's Appliqué Workshop and presenter of Start Appliqué here on Craftsy. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Stitch, Modern Patchwork, American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts & More and Quilter's World. Kevin is the owner and designer of Feed Dog Designs.