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Thread: Lone Star fabric advice

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    Lone Star fabric advice

    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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    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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    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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    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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    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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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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