When McCall’s Quilting associate editor Diane Harris was asked to come up with a quilt she loved from our archives for the I Love This Quilt! page of the March/April 2016 issue, she knew exactly the pattern she wanted to feature. Bursting Star was designed by Cindy Lammon, and had already starred (ahem) in several McCall’s features, both in our magazines and as a Quilt Along video project. Diane had this pattern on her bucket list, and writing her magazine page and Editors’ Blog inspired her to finally give it a try. Here is Erin Russek’s version of Bursting Star:
Isn’t it spectacular? You can see why Diane was inspired. Now, don’t let those diamond shapes intimidate you. The quilt is actually made with strip piecing, no templates or individual diamond shapes to handle at all. In fact, you can follow along with Diane’s progress on her own version. She’s enjoying the process so much that she titled her post “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”!
Best of all, Diane’s blog post also includes a link to download this gorgeous quilt pattern…FREE! Download the Bursting Star wall quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday FREEbie. Diane also included a link to the free quilt along videos, so you’ll have lots of help getting your own Bursting Star quilt to the finish line.