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Thread: Boston Lone Star

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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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    Welcome from Central California. Good Luck BrendaK

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    That's a really awesome quilt! Have you seen the pattern in a smaller size? I think I'd probably just add more blocks/rows to the boston common sections to get to the width/length you want and then border as desired. As to yardage...I always over buy. Boo boos, you know. It's about the only way I have any 'stash'. I don't buy something just because I like it. I only buy for projects. You should be able to get a pattern for the lonestar with yardage requirements; same for the boston common blocks. Go from the 54" for the lonestar that was mentioned earlier, add the boston common blocks to see what your quilt width would be and multiply. Add a couple of extra yards for each element and you should be okay.

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    Actually, my wonderful resourceful non-quilting daughter asked an Amish store site, and was told it's simply a Trip Around the World bordering, as it were, the Lone Star. So, I make the Lone Star, square it up and add "Trip" squares until it's the right width/length. Simple, right? Right. I must be NUTS!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terri Morin
    Actually, my wonderful resourceful non-quilting daughter asked an Amish store site, and was told it's simply a Trip Around the World bordering, as it were, the Lone Star. So, I make the Lone Star, square it up and add "Trip" squares until it's the right width/length. Simple, right? Right. I must be NUTS!!!
    No more than the rest of us!

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    Hi and welcome from Alaska. I knew someone with the last name of Morin many moons ago back East. I don't hear that last name very often.

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    Welcome to the board...from New York.

    The quilt you want to do is beautiful. Looking forward to watching it progress.

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    Wow! Is that gorgeous!

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    Welcome from Illinois.

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    Hi and welcome from Kansas

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    We have many Morins in Ma. At least where I grow up. Even went to school with Theresa Morin

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    What a wonderful wedding gift! Lucky young couple!

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    Hi!and welcome from Indiana!! Can't wait to see what the quilt looks like when you get it finished. You WILL post pics, won't you??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terri Morin
    This is the site of the Boston Lone Star - http://www.familyfarmquilts.com/prod...cat=205&page=1
    Welcome to the board - see how awesome this place is??
    You can also go to your LQS for some help in measurements and conversions if you are not a mathematical whiz !

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    I searched and there doesn't appear to be a pattern for this design. Therefore I would have to graft it out.
    I would start with probably Eleanor Burns Lone Star design for the center Get some very large graft paper and then graft out to determine the size of the corners. The important part is making the squares and triangles in the corners in even increments. This can be achieved by adding narrow borders between the center and the corners.

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    Hi Terri! Welcome from Texas ... I've never done that pattern but also planning to make a quilt for my youngest son's wedding. I haven't settled on a pattern yet. I'd love to see yours as you progress.

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