A sunburst quilt pattern has diamond shaped patches without any long star point sections or set-in seams! Rounds of color are made with strip piecing before the sunburst appears. Graduations of one color or lots of scrappy placement will each look wonderful. A square or octagonal quilt unless 'expanded' with borders to meet other applications. You can choose to make sweet small diamonds for a traditional look or enlarge the diamond to show off large scale prints or a fabric too pretty to cut.....careful (but not fussy) sewing required.