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Old 08-12-2013, 06:20 PM
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I am planning a Lone Star variation using many shades and colors of semisolid fabric. I vaguely remember hearing or reading advice about what to use for the center, something about too light (or was it too dark?) looking like a hole in the middle of the quilt. Does anyone know if it is true? Thank you.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:35 PM
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Look at some of these and see what appeals to you. I think I'd prefer a darker center.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Lone...%3B1224%3B1189
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:09 PM
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I went back and looked at the two I made and I made each with a darker centre. It was just visually pleasing to me. I think it made the centre more solid to me...I'm sure I had some sort of reason when I laid out my fabrics.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:18 PM
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One of the books that I have on Mini Lonestars mentions that putting a darker color in the center helps to hide seams that don't quite match.

Apparently I didn't listen
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Ohmygosh Sue I love the teeny tiny lonestar....you know I have to make one now.BTW, love how the blues sort of look like ice crystals breaking up.
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Sue,
I am so impressed by those of you who make these tiny little quilts, but that is almost overridden by the question: "Why? Are y'all crazy?!!" Lands a mercy!!!

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Sue - your mini-Lone Star is gorgeous and beyond belief!!!
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Thank you for the advice. Those quilts are all stunning...what an inspiration!
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Sue, It's absolutely fabulous.
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