Lone Star Could Warrant Visit from Resident Gargoyle
The Time has come. Oh boy, Oh Boy! I just, and I do mean just, finished piecing the 8th and final diamond in my Lone Star Quilt. Now for anyone keeping track (aka me!) there are 512 diamonds in this lovely star.
Lone Star Diamonds All Pieced
Lone Star Center Detail
I will not be putting this together just yet as I'm going to wait until I have all my background pieces ready. I've bounced around more than a few ideas about the rays that will come off of this star and my current idea is to use a New York Beauty Paper pieced block. Wont that be a new challenge! For now I'm looking for three colors to make up that block. Two different colors for the rays and the background fabric color. Any suggestions? One thought I had was that perhaps one color for the straight background blocks and a different one for the on point background blocks. But I'm not sure. I'm currently thinking teal, a lighter brighter fuchsia, brown and cream.
Lone Star Layout Plans
Here is the layout I plan to use. This layout will bring my quilt up to about 100" square. I think if I make this a bed sized quilt my husband will never let it come off of the bed much less go and live with someone else. I would have never thought that he cared where my quilts go to live, but there have been one or two that I've theorized about giving away and he's gotten sort of a stony gargoyle expression. I'll have to try to remember that the next time he tells me a quilt looks "good".