Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pink Lemonade


Melissa of Happy Quilting is hosting a Starburst Quilt Along that ends in a few short weeks. That this quilt has been challenging for me would be an understatement.  Melissa’s tutorials and directions have been clear and well written.  I think this is just my first quilt that I’ve had to follow the directions exactly and that’s where I have a little trouble…and of course picking the appropriate fabrics is always hard.


I ended up having to go with scrappy star centers because I made a few mistakes sewing pieces together.  I was short enough fabric to fix the problem, so I just decided to go scrappy.  It worked out to my advantage though because I had cut 3 green stars and 1 pink, so I was able to balance them out  and make it 2 and 2.


Then the adventure began when I put the blocks together and I realized the burst points were unbalanced, too. So I scrapped one of the blocks and remade it.  The top is complete and once the weather cooperates, I’ll take some photos.

If you have a moment, you should check out the Starburst gallery on Flickr.  There are some real beauties!


  1. So so beautiful! Love star blocks the most.

  2. Jamie, these blocks look beautiful!

  3. This reminds me of Camille Roskelley's pattern she did awhile back. There was a lot of cutting and of course sewing. It can be tedious so I can relate to that sentiment! They look really pretty in the end!! You did it! lol:)

  4. Your blocks look beautiful Jamie!

  5. Picking the right colors is always the hardest thing for me! You did a lovely job,the blocks are all pretty :0) I would go look,but then I would be tempted to start another project...

  6. Those look great - I love the colors!


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