Thursday, February 25, 2016

MidMod Starburst Quilt Block - new pattern!

I'm happy to share my MidMod Starburst quilt block today!

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I love the mid-century modern aesthetic. I've been reading Retro Renovation and dreaming of restoring our 1950s rambler, and scouring craigslist posts and thrift stores for the perfect set of 1950s/1960s dining chairs. This winter I visited an amazing time-capsule church to hear Larry Millet's talk on his new book Minnesota Modern. I'm a longtime fan of Gertie's Blog for Better Sewing.

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All this exposure to mid-century design has crept into my quilting. I created the MidMod Starburst inadvertently, while doodling stars for a separate project (more on that soon). I think the design, particularly the blue+grey version, would look at home on a set of vintage highball glasses. Or a fondue pot. Or anywhere on the set of Mad Men, which I just finished watching and already miss.

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I've created paper-piecing diagrams for four block sizes: 4", 6", 9" and 12". The pattern includes assembly instructions, but assumes that you know the basics of paper-piecing. The pattern also includes ideas for block colorways, a few sample layouts, and a coloring sheet so you can experiment with your own colorways.

The MidMod Starburst pattern is for sale on Craftsy and Etsy for $2.50.

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