The galaxy of mid-century modern design and the wide universe of quiltmaking techniques collide in the Atomic Starburst Sampler Quilt. 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 applique - bias-tape applique - needle-turn applique - 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 BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY piece basic quilt blocks, including rectangles and triangles rotary cut using standard rulers rotary cut using templates piece curved units (experience helpful; instructions included) paper-piece quilt blocks (experience helpful; instructions included) applique by hand and/or machine (learn it in my Craftsy class! http://feeddog.net/go/craftsy-applique) baste, quilt, and bind a quilt SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 44" x 58"