Many quilt blocks are based on stars, and much Mid-Century Modern design centered around starbursts, so I brought the two together in a sampler quilt. The 12 blocks are all constructed in different ways to explore a range of starburst possibilities.

Paper piecing always turns my brain inside out, so I was curious to see the approach Cristy Fincher developed with her mom, Sharon Schamber. I was surprised to find that it feels like a natural extension of starch-and-glue appliqué techniques!

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