May 06, 2012

Lone Star Border Thoughts

Here is the beginning stages of my planning for the border of my Lone Star.  I saw this really amazing Lone Star Quilt, which you can see here, it was made and quilted by Jennifer McRae whose website you can visit here (though she doesn't have any pictures of it on her site).  The details, both in the border and in the quilting are really remarkable.  The more you scroll down, the more images there are of the amazing details.  If you're wondering about your Lone Star, or just want to feel like oh my goodness now what, check that one out.

EQ5 does not have a lonestar block, at least not one that I can find, so rather than let that deter me, I took pencil in hand.  As you can see the leftover trapeziods will surround the quilt, and then from there I'm not sure.  I think I'd like to do something in the corners...  Maybe more paper pieced blocks with the rays flaring in towards the center of the quilt (the reverse of the ones shooting out of the star).  When I look at the quilt as it is now, there is a pale blue that speaks to me.  You can see what I'm talking about here. I'd like to do seomthing with that and I'm thinking I'd like to move away from the white, allowing it to be contained within the center focus.  So maybe brown or black for the background to really light the center fire?  Or perhaps the other way around with the blue as the background and the details in black? 

Anything jumping into your mind for those big open corners?  The border is about 16" from trapeziods to the edge of the quilt. 

1 comment:

QuiltSue said...

That will look wonderful, and I agree with you, the corners will be crying out for some more rays.