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Thread: Boston Lone Star

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    Junior Member Happiness is...'s Avatar
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    Hi All - I'm new to this blog. It seems like we all can be very helpful to each other, as well as being good on-line friends.

    I need a little help. My son is getting married in a year or so, and, of course, I want to make him and his fiance a very special quilt. I made my daughter a double wedding ring star, which turned out simply gorgeous. I'm thinking of making Matt the Boston Lone Star, which turns out to be a combination of a Boston Common block and Lone Star. My problem? How do I (a) find a pattern for a king size? or (b) develop my own pattern? And, then, how do I determine how much fabric? I'm one to find a pattern and follow directions, but this one looks so very, very special, I just have to make it. Any advise or help?

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    I'm no help but did want to welcome you to the Quilting Board:)

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    Thank you. Looking forward to reading everyone's info.

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa. I have made a lone star, but not a boston lone star and mine was a queen. I am sure someone will come along here who has made what you are asking about (smile). Welcome.

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    In looking at the picture of one.. it gets larger the more trips around the world ya add around the center.. looks relative easy.. do you have any kind of pattern for any size yet?

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    the large lonestar pattern makes a 54" star---which looks quite nice in the center of a bed...then bordered- with a plain-star-plain border to get it up to the size of the bed would be the way i would go about it.
    there are some absolutely beautiful lonestar quilts out there===start...browsing---you will get so inspired!!!

    i usually start with graph paper with a frame of the size i want the finished quilt---had to learn to do this so i quit making 14 foot long quilts---i had a problem stopping for awhile---had to learn how to make them stop growing :)

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    No, I don't. Just starting to really think about it.

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    I'm really pretty set on the Boston Commons/ Lone Star idea. My bed area is 80" x 80", including maybe a 2"-3" border before the drop.

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    I tried to attach a picture of what I have in mind. I'll try again.

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    This is the site of the Boston Lone Star - http://www.familyfarmquilts.com/prod...cat=205&page=1

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