Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Reverse Rainbow Starburst - Sweet Sixteen Quiltalong 2015

After some trial and error, I was able to complete my first block for a Reverse Rainbow Starburst which I am making as a 16-patch for Sarah's Sweet Sixteen Quilt-along.


Flutter Kat's reverse rainbow starburst quilt
My searches for 16-patch patterns kept turning up a 25-patch tutorial for the Reverse Rainbow Starburst. The photo sold me so decided to convert it to a 16-patch.


The tutorial for Reverse Rainbow Starburst is on the blog of Kat at Flutter Kat. She shows how to do wonky sawtooth stars which are randomly placed on each block, but I chose to stitch a uniformly shaped star. Although I adore Kat's quilt,"wonky" is not my thing.


I had hoped to use only scraps, but I didn't have enough in the 2-1/2 inch size I need so I supplemented with a few fat quarters and charms. My scrap organization revealed that I don't have the "tubs of scraps" that more prolific quilters have, but I have my tubs ready to accumulate more scraps.


Katy assumed I laid the squares out for her pleasure.

The first block is deep purples and my next block is deep pinks. I can't wait to finish this one!

7 comments:

  1. Hello Linda! What a beautiful block! I love the colours.... looking forward to seeing future blocks! :) xx

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  2. I agree with you, wonky isn't me either, love your choice of star and I think your quilt will be just perfect. Aren't cats funny, they always think everything is just for them.

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    1. Thank you Dawn - and yes, cats are funny. :)

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  3. I came over from Sarah's blog. I like that reverse sawtooth. I do love making wonky star quilts.

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  4. Wow, Linda - that is a really cool block!! I can't wait to give this one a try!!

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  5. Wow, I really like your block....I've been thinking of doing something like this as well, so you've helped me with my decision! Can't wait to see your finished project.

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    1. SherryB, thank you for the lovely compliment. :)

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