Atomic Starburst Sampler Quilt

The galaxy of mid-century modern design and the wide universe of quiltmaking techniques collide in the Atomic Starburst Sampler Quilt.

  • Project size: 44" × 58"
  • Price: $22
  • Format: PDF
  • Pages: 27 + 11 pattern sheets

Star blocks are a perennial patchwork favorite. This sampler takes them in 12 stellar new directions drawn from the mod-chic starbursts of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s—make them all, or pick and choose. Explore a dozen innovative block designs brought to life with traditional quiltmaking techniques, including

  • paper piecing
  • English paper piecing
  • curved piecing
  • raw-edge appliqué
  • bias-tape appliqué
  • needle-turn appliqué
  • hand embroidery

and more! Along the way, you’ll learn about mid-century designers and the period work that inspired these blocks, from architecture and logos to match­books and game-show sets.

Each of the 12 block patterns features

  • Large photo of the block
  • Detailed written and illustrated instructions
  • Suggestions for quilting designs
  • Full-size templates