I took pictures of the entire process in hopes of sharing a tutorial for it sometime in the future. I thought this looked really neat. I love the red center star.
So after I got the star finished I had so many ideas of what to do next I made up a few different options to see what I liked best. I wanted to use some applique on the set in corner squares and maybe even the triangles too. I tried birds first.
I didn't like my first 2 attempts at all. After the time and work that goes into the Lone Star I really wanted to make this just right as well as show case these pretty fabrics.
I did like these birds but I decided against them all together.
I decided to fussy cut the beautiful roses from the larger floral prints. I used the checked and striped fabric as baskets. I appliqued them to Riley Blake baby pink Swiss Dots.
Later, I embroidered handles on the blocks with a brown colored embroidery floss.
I thought a lot about making a round robin style quilt.
I made some Churn Dash blocks to go around the center star. I liked it a lot.
I was going to add Lemoyne Star blocks to the corners of that round. I laid it out and let it sit for a few days. I decided on simplicity instead and made a wall hanging to showcase the Lone Star.
I quilted in the ditch following the star's seams as my guide.
I'm so happy with it.
I was going to stipple but I was afraid it would take away from the star.
I used a scrappy binding and I think it turned out really cute.
I have plans to use those Churn Dash blocks and appliques pieces for another quilt. I am going to use every little scrap of this beautiful fabric!
4/18 - Riley Blake Designs
4/19 - Emily Ann's Kloset
4/20 - La La La Patchwork
4/21 - Simple Simon & Co.
4/22 - Down Grapevine Lane
4/23 - Veni Vidi Vicky
4/25 - Why Not Sew
4/26 - Jedi Craft Girl
4/27 - Allie & Me
4/28 - She Quilts a Lot
4/29 - Lilabelle Lane
4/30 - Das mach ich Nachts
5/2 - Tied with a Ribbon
5/4 - Carried Away Quilting
5/6 - Oh How Sweet
5/9 - A Spoonful of Sugar
5/10 - Greenfietsen
5/11 - A Bright Corner
5/12 - Ellis & Higgs