Starburst is based on one of the first original blocks I designed. Working with EQ7, I started playing with parts of more complex blocks. I took a quarter of a design, moved some lines, eliminated others, and added a couple. Once I started putting the blocks in a quilt, I then started rotating and mirroring the blocks. This quilt shows my original variation in the center medallion.
When I made the initial quilt, I used a black background so the jewel tones of the batik would pop. (I just realized I have never taken a picture of the original. This is an image from EQ.)
I made the new lap quilt with an off-white background for a more Modern look. The beautiful fabrics were supplied by Batik Textiles.
I am releasing the pattern for Starburst, available only on my website, MLFiberArts.com.
In the pattern, I have included three extra variations on the center medallion by rotating the Starburst Block.
I will be at the Genesee Valley QuiltFest in Rochester NY June 5-7, Booth 331. Please visit me there. Patterns and kits for Starburst, including the same Batik Textiles fabrics I used in the lap quilt, will be available for sale. I will also have kits for the medallion available with black background fabric. My other patterns will also be available along with the inventive patterns of Julia Deal of S.E.W. Artistic.