Spooktacular Starburst Quilt

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Today I am sharing a tutorial for this quilt which I am calling Spooktacular Starburst. It was made using Spooktacular by Maude Asbury and generously provided by Blend Fabrics. You can still find some of the prints at the Fat Quarter Shop but they are selling out quickly. It’s a super cute Halloween collection so it isn’t a big surprise! I paired these fabrics with Kona Curry from Marmalade Fabrics. It matched the color in the bottle print just perfectly!

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I cut the fabric for the quilt using the Sizzix Pro Hexagon Die with 5″ sides. It shows off the large scale prints nicely. I cut the triangles with a template I drafted and assembled the top without Y seams. But, silly me, I only realized after I drafted the template that I had a compatible die sitting right on my shelf. If you’d like to save yourself some time and increase your accuracy, use this die. It actually sewed together quite quickly! The directions for assembling the quilt top can be found here.

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This was the first time that I used Thermoweb sew in fleece for batting. It has a little more loft than the cotton batting that I have worked with before, which worked nicely with the quilting design. I used an all over starburst inspired by this tutorial.

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I’ve never made a Halloween quilt before so this was a fun experience!  My kids love it.  They are already fighting over the use of it which is a true sign of success around here.

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Comments

  1. You are the best! that is so delightful and fun! What a great block for focus fabric.

  2. Amy, I Love this quilt! What a great design to show off cute Halloween prints! Great photographs!! Thank you for sharing the directions!

  3. That quilt is gorgeous!

  4. This looks fabulous! Great job on the quilting too!

  5. What a fun design to show off big pieces of those Halloween prints! I love every quilt that you do that you don’t hack off the edge to be straight. I think it makes the quilt so much more interesting to have those uneven edges.

  6. It’s wonderful. Every year I mean to make a Hallowe’en quilt, but I’ve not managed it yet. I do love yours, and the photos are really great too.

  7. This is spooktacular:-) Fabulous quilt and the perfect setting for photographing it!!!

  8. Love the photo shoot location :D

  9. I like that black/gray diamond fabric. Very nice quilt. How did you find the hexis pieced? Simple? I have been wanting to put out the companion sent of hexi and triangle templates on my website but was afraid some would have trouble piecing them. Love the graveyard pic.

  10. I love your graveyard photo shoot! The layout looks great because it sets apart the fabricns and I love the secondary star pattern.

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