Starting The Vintage Sunburst Quilt Along! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Starting The Vintage Sunburst Quilt Along!

The Vintage Sunburst quilt block gives us a burst of happiness, and with the Vintage Sunburst Quilt Along you can savor that happiness all through the year! Join us as we quilt along for 11 months to create this paper-pieced quilt designed by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Co.

This Foundation Paper Pad inspired quilt measures 64.5″ x 88.5″ and is perfect for mid-level quilters or confident beginners! You can see how to sew the Vintage Sunburst Quilt Block in this video tutorial! Please note there is a slight variation in block assembly that you’ll find detailed in the Free Vintage Sunburst Quilt Pattern.

Some people have asked about the fabric requirements, “Do you really need all that fabric?” Well, yes. Since the blocks use paper pads, that uses more fabric. This is because all the pieces are cut larger and then trimmed with the paper. Plus, we always ensure enough fabric for miscuts and starching.

Kimberly is sewing with the Mercantile Collection and the Mercantile Bee Backgrounds by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs.

Quilt Along Schedule

The Sunburst Vintage Quilt Along runs from January 13 to November 9, 2024. We’re sharing our progress on the second Saturday of every month. Share your progress and follow along on “Starburst Saturdays” on social media with the hashtag #VintageSunburstQuilt.

What? When?
Two 12″ Blocks & Two 8″ Blocks January
Two 12″ Blocks & Two 8″ Blocks February
Two 12″ Blocks & Two 8″ Blocks March
Two 12″ Blocks & Two 8″ Blocks April
Two 12″ Blocks & Two 8″ Blocks May
Two 12″ Blocks & Two 8″ Blocks June
Two 12″ Blocks & Two 8″ Blocks July
Two 12″ Blocks & Two 8″ Blocks August
Two 12″ Blocks & One 8″ Block September
Finishing! October
Finishing! November

To participate in the Vintage Sunburst Quilt Along, all you have to do is gather your supplies and follow along with the schedule above. There will not be video tutorials other than the one already on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel, but Kimberly will share her progress on her livestreams, Facebook, and Instagram. This means EVERYONE can sew along, and we hope you will! You can join in by sharing your progress with the hashtag #VintageSunburstQuilt on social media, or join Kimberly’s Stitch Squad on Facebook.

Who is Sewing Along?

We invited some friends to join us, and they’re sharing their progress along the way! You can follow them on social media for inspiration and tips.

Join Us for Vintage Sunburst!

If you haven’t yet, right-click the badge above to download and share to show you’re participating in The Sunburst Vintage Quilt Along

You can find Lori Holt on her blogYouTube Channel, and Instagram (@beelori1).

20 comments

  1. Hello! The tutorial that Kimberly does shows step 4 on the 8” block being used, but in the pattern for the sew along, it says that won’t be used on the 8”block, and the final quilt picture reflects that. I haven’t tried an 8” block yet without step 4. Will step 3 cover that spot? Or does it get left blank? Hopefully I can figure it out! I appreciate any clarification! Thank you!

    1. Hi Shelley!

      Yes, the Placement 4 position on the Vintage Sunburst Paper is not used for the 8” blocks as noted in the pattern. You can just skip that part in the tutorial video when making the 8” blocks, but Placement 4 is used for the 12” blocks.

      And yes, the fabric used for Placement 3 covers that spot. Placement 4 on the 12” blocks just gives a little more scrappiness.

      Let me know if you have any more questions!

      1. Oh no! I’ve made 2 size 8 blocks and put a 4th piece on the second foundation. What should I do? Redo two more without that 4th piece? Wish I had known this…

        1. Hi Nancy! That’s okay, those blocks will just be a little more scrappy than the others. It’s up to you if you’d like to redo them.

          You can see in the instructions for the Vintage Sunburst Quilt exactly how it changes things. Let me know if you have any other questions!

    1. Hi Joan!

      This is the Mercantile Collection and the Mercantile Bee Backgrounds by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs.

    1. Hi Nanette!

      To participate in the Vintage Sunburst Quilt Along, all you have to do is gather your supplies and follow along with the schedule above.

      There will not be video tutorials other than the one already on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel, but Kimberly will share her progress on her livestreams, Facebook, and Instagram.

      This means EVERYONE can sew along, and we hope you will! You can join in by sharing your progress with the hashtag #VintageSunburstQuilt on social media, or join Kimberly’s Stitch Squad on Facebook.

      Let me know if you have any questions! 🙂

  2. I was so hoping for a video sew along. I couldn’t visualize the 8″ block. So for the 8″ block I do I ignore the corner triangles?

    1. Hi Tammy! All the instructions for any changes to the foundation paper blocks is in the pattern. There is a video of how to make the blocks traditionally.

      The Placement 4 position on the Vintage Sunburst Paper is not used for the 8” blocks as noted in the pattern. You can just skip that part in the tutorial video when making the 8” blocks, but Placement 4 is used for the 12” blocks.

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

  3. In your live stream today you said Lori had colored the blocks and you used them for fabric placement. Are we able to get those to print out? Thank you!

  4. In the Live stream on January 26th, Kimberly showed how Lori had colored the blocks for her. Are those available to us who are sewing along. Looking for inspiration!

    1. Hi Katie!

      It’s the same coloring as the blocks in the graphics on the Vintage Sunburst Quilt Along blog pages and on the pattern cover!

  5. I have all the fabric for the Vintage Sunburst, but didn’t want to start until I practiced a little, My 8″ sunburst was coming out great until I got to the final seam. It is so bulky that I have broken 2 needles trying to sew it. Any suggestions would be very appreciated with this problem.

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