Monday, March 25, 2013

Lone Starburst Quilted Pillow

I posted about my first paper pieced project, a Lone Starburst out of Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2 in Lilac as well as some Kona Solids Olive and Violet. I decided to turn that 12.5 inch block in a larger block and quilt it.

 I added 3 inch borders... Although after I quilted it I wound up trimming them down. I used a high loft batting and muslin for backing.

I followed the seam of the star burst and then I decided to venture outside of my comfort zone and use my walking foot to follow the outline of the star. I think it turned out very nicely. The high loft batting caused the star burst itself to "poof" up a little and it looks nice.

I loved the way the back of it turned out, unfortunately that is hidden inside of the pillow now. I will definitely be making this block again and quilting it the same way so that the back can be seen because I really love this. 

I used Pond Kona Solid for the back of the pillow. I used recycled stuffing from an old pillow that we weren't using... and Voila!

A simple matching pillow for the Lilac Diamond Quilt. 


  1. Hi Jessica,

    Your pillow turned out so lovely! Hope your week is going well!

  2. Thank you. It is going well. We are headed to Branson Thursday/Friday and will give my mom her quilt, so I am looking forward to that. Hope your week is going great!