Lonestar Crazy

I started my day free motion quilting but by 10:00 a.m., I was slicing up more Vintage Modern jellyroll strips to make another lonestar block. This is not a quick block to make but very satisfying, I find the process oddly addictive.

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When I chose the fabrics, this is how I envisioned it though I did experiment with the circular fabric in the centre.

One little mishap that is happening less frequently the more I make this block is this little offset, it drives me a little nuts, especially if it’s 1/4″ or more.

So back to free motion quilting, something I haven’t done in a long while! It was fun to get back into it and although rusty and jerky, I had fun and am ready for more.

Have a great weekend!

Jellyroll Lonestar… Kinda.

I signed up for Kimberly Einmo’s Jellyroll Quilts class on Craftsy and I really loved her tutorial on the easy Lonestar. Even though I’m not a big fan of stars in general, with the right fabrics I think they can look really good. After I’d pieced my four quadrants, I shuffled around the pieces. (Sorry about the weird colours in my photos.)

Typical Lonestar

Half Lonestars

I love this but don’t know what to call it.

These remind me of flights for arrows.

This is what I ended up doing using Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for the stars and quilter’s linen.

For the back I used Tula Pink’s Damask Dot in Pomegranite.