Radiant Splendor Supersized Quilt-along: Week 1

Hello everyone, it’s Faith from Fresh Lemons Quilts. Over the next three weeks, I’ll be here sharing instructions to make a bold, new quilt. Radiant Splendor Supersized is a very large version of one of my favorite quilt blocks. Measuring 60″ x 60″, it is the perfect pattern to showcase your favorite large scale prints.

The Radiant Splendor Supersized Quilt-along will follow the below schedule:

Week 1 : Fabric Selection, Requirements, Cutting
Week 2: Piecing Block Units
Week 3: Quilt Top Assembly, Quilting, Finishing Up

Let’s get started!

Fabric Selection for the Radiant Splendor Supersized Quilt

Selecting Your Fabric

Typically when I make a quilt, I use quilting cottons with a small scale design. When cutting fabric into tiny pieces, I really enjoy how these fabrics look. But with this project, we are going BIG! I decided to treat myself to some of those larger scale prints that I always admire. I immediately thought of Bari J’s beautiful watercolored floral designs. I am using Painted Desert Night and Bougainvillea Lilac from Bari J’s Sage collection, and Stitched Diamant Verve from Bari J’s Joie de Vivre collection.

For the background, I wanted to do something a little more interesting than a plain white cotton. I chose Robert Kaufman Essex Linen in the color Linen. The color in person is whiter than the online swatch indicates.

Fabric Requirements

1 yard Painted Desert Night Fabric (Outer Star Points)
1/2 yard Bougainvillea Lilac Fabric (Inner Star Points)
2/3 yard Stitched Diamant Verve Fabric (Diagonals)
3 yards Background Fabric

1/2 yard Binding Fabric
3-1/2 yards Backing Fabric
63″ x 63″ Piece of Batting

Cutting Instructions

From Painted Desert Night Fabric:

Cut (16) 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ squares
Cut (4) 6-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ rectangles


From Bougainvillea Lilac Fabric:

Cut (8) 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ squares


From Stitched Diamant Verve Fabric:

Cut (16) 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ squares

From Essex Linen Fabric:

Cut (20) 6-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ rectangles
Cut (8) 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ squares
Cut (1) 12-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ square
Cut (4) 12-1/2″ x 18-1/2″ rectangles
Cut (4) 6-1/2″ x 24-1/2″ rectangles

Radiant Splendor Supersized 1

I look forward to coming back next week to start our block unit assembly!

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