February 27, 2012

Glows for Lone Star

First Glow Block Progress
Today I started my first radiant glow for the Lone Star Quilt.  This block isn't finished as each block has 8 glows to radiate between each of the 8 diamonds.  I think the person who came up with this quilt must have loved the # 8!

I really like this close up picture as it shows off the background I picked as well as for the first time showing you the true color of the batik in the glows, which is the same fabric as I used with the center star and star tips.

The white on white paisley fabric turned out to be the perfect compliment to my Lone Star Diamonds.  I was certain this quilt would have a  cream background but cream, khaki, gold, and tan all  washed out my crisp colors.  Any good quilter knows if you're having that much trouble head for something basic like black or white so it was without worries that I headed for the White on white fabrics and found this one that really made them pop.  What do you think of the fabrics all together?
Lone Star Diamond with
Partial Glow Block
The center of this glow will be made from the white fabric, I've already cut all of those out, as well as the background concave curve which is also white.  Have you been up to anything good?  Our Lone Star Support Group meets this Saturday, so if you're wanting one of these beauties for yourself...


Vicki said...

This is going to look amazing. The purple hand dye for the glows is great since it ties together the Lone Star with the fabric in the two points giving it unity. I love the white on white paisley because as you say it really makes all the fabrics shine and doesn't wash anything out.

I can hardly wait to see this one completed.

stitchinpenny said...

You are so right the paisley white on white is perfect! I love it.

QuiltSue said...

This is going to be a stunning quilt. I agree, the white background is exactly the right choice to make all your other colours stand out.

Hazel said...

That is looking amazing!