December 29, 2011

New Project: Lone Star Quilt

Have you ever started finishing a project thinking; I will work on my other quilts in progress, only to finish and discover you've been inspired to start something new?  Well, I sure have.

This time it was the leftover strips from what the class didn't pick at the Teach In.  It has me bean wound up to start two projects.  The first one I've finished cutting and am ready to start sewing whereas the other is still tickling in the back of my head so well talk about the former now and the later another time.

A Lone Star Quilt!  I think as my skills as a quilter grow I have to challenge myself to keep my own interest.  I sure have done it this time.  I think it was within my first year of quilting I alighted on a blue Lone Star quilt kit, it was even precut little pieces can you imagine the horror?  So I did a little research and filed it away and now the time has come.
Fabric For Lone Star Quilt
My Lone Star Quilt is a strip pattern I found - free online (will share the link after I find out if it works).  It uses 8 fabrics to make a 69" star.  My fabric starts with a deep purple and fuschia batik for the center, and then dances out into shades of blue and teal.  What do you think?  I've cut all the fabrics and hopefully I'll be able to start sewing soon.


Donna said...

The Lone Star, beyond my skill level, is probably my favorite! Your colors are perfectly beautiful. I'm hoping the free pattern works because I just might decide to try my hand at a Lone Star in 2012.

Vicki said...

I love the colours you have picked and am interested in how the strip pattern will work. Looking forward to seeing the progress on this one.

Debbie said...

I love Lone Stars! Can't wait to see how your pattern your colors!

stitchinpenny said...

Wow go for it.

Barbara said...

Beautiful colors! That will make a beautiful Lone Star!