Many people have seen Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Company’s video on making a quilt she calls Starburst, and would like to make it bigger. Me too.

Yes, I am breaking another rule, because I haven’t made this quilt yet. I’m actualy playing with HST’s right now in another project, but I thought I’d have some fun ‘on paper’ with this for a moment. I’ll post that project later.

Starburst Quilt Video

Jenny’s quilt is 58×58 including a 4.5″ border [49×49 without border]. It uses 16 colored  Layer cake pieces [or 10″ square], and 16 background layer cake [or 10″ square] pieces. She has 8 rows and 8 columns.

I designed the same quilt using 36 colored Layer Cake pieces [plus 36 background Layer Cake pieces] based on her method shown in the video above resulting in a 6.5″ block.  The blocks will actually be close to 6 3/4 inches, but most HST’s need trimming, so lets go with 6 1/2.

With same size border [4.5] as Jenny’s it will be 87×87
[78×78 without border] I also colored the original 8 rows and 8 columns of blocks differently to help visualise the added on rows. There are 12 rows and 12 columns in this version.

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Color option with the incomplete diamonds on the outside edges blending into the border, which I like better.

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Here is the same thing, but using 49 layer cake pieces [plus 49 background Layer Cake pieces] to make 100×100 with the 4.5 border, or 91×91 without. Layer cakes tyically come in packs of 40, so you’ll have to hit up your stash.

There are 14 rows and 14 columns. Again, I have colored the original 8 rows and 8 columns of blocks differently to help visualise the added on rows.

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If those aren’t big enough, here is a 108″ square one with the incomplete diamonds on the outside edges blending in to a 2″ border, that will take 56 [each of the red and background] Layer Cake pieces [or 10″ squares]. Not 64 if you are paying attention, because  28 of the HST’s plus 4 corner blocks are paired with the border color.

Again, I have colored the original 8 rows and 8 columns of blocks differently to help visualise the added on rows. This one has 16 rows and columns.

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I hope you enjoyed my resized version’s of Jenny’s lovely quilt!

and now I can get back to my tiny little HST project.

#JennysStarburstEnlarged #BiggerStarburstLayout #LayerCake4HSTmethod

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