Bursting Star Quilt

Do you remember my half-square triangles leftover from my September blocks for do. Good Stitches? They have been on my my design wall since then. Once in a while I would stop to move them around and see what  I could do. This week I settled on a design. It’s been a while a want to do a star quilt. I’ve been feeling like trying it since I’ve started noticing them on Flickr and on the different blogs I follow. I particularly like this one by Katie from Sew Katie Did. I didn’t have enough HST to make something like this. But, I came up with this design by combining both sizes of HST.  I’m calling it the bursting star.

Bursting Star

With the HST leftovers from the two Hug & Kisses blocks, I made the following blocks.

Bursting Star

 I had to add 4 HST for the center of the central star, 8 white squares and 4 colored squares all the size of the smaller HST. Then, I bring all outer blocks to the same size as the central star (9″) block and assemble them to make one large block (about 25″ x 25″).

I’m planning to make a little baby quilt out of it. I want to bring it to a 36″ x 36″ by adding a large border using Kona cotton in Coal. I started cutting those today as well as the fabric for the back panel. I still have no idea how I will quilt it however. Any suggestions?

6 thoughts on “Bursting Star Quilt

  1. cinzia

    Very cool star! For the quilting, how about jsu having V's pointing towards the center following the lines of the outer star pieces. Does tthat amke sense?

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