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Thread: Lone Star Strip Pieced - The beginning

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    Lone Star Strip Pieced - The beginning

    After seeing so many lovely Lone Star Quilt projects I decided to bite the bullet and give it a try.

    I found a pattern at angelfire.com that made sense to me. Or at least it did until I started cutting the 45 degree strips. Not a problem with the pattern or instructions, a problem with ME - sometimes I can be so dumb!

    Any way after reading, re-reading and reading again I finally THOUGHT I had figured it out and took the plunge and began sewing the strips together. Two sewn...not happy with the points. Carefully rip out the seam, reposition the pins and try again...still not happy. I am frustrated! So I walked away and left it for the next day.

    Thought about it again. Repositioned the pins and sewed the seam once again...Ta da, the points match. I am practically jumping for joy!

    Thank heavens for STARCH! Without it I'd be doomed.

    Here is the completed first 'arm' of the Lone Star...I now have two completed. I have to say that as I continued sewing the strips I only had to rip out part of one seam. I am taking the remainder of the evening off - don't want to mess up a good thing.
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    i have not taken the risk of doing one but your is great. maybe some day i will. thanks for sharing

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    Great job. I can see y the points had to be perfect and they are!
    Linda

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    love the colorful fabrics and kudos to you for tackling this project. looking forward to seeing the finished project!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Nice! Definitely on my to-do list as well, along with a double wedding ring. I've been saying that for 20 years tho.

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    Such pretty fabrics! You are off to a great start!
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    Great job & beautiful colors!

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    Kudos! Good job - the 'arm' looks great.

    Isn't starch *wonderful*! Another tip - you can glue baste the seams together instead of pinning - put a wee drop at the intersection where the seams will meet (at the 1/4"), press and sew! This is using Elmer's School Glue - which is washable. There are special bottles that give you a nice teeny drop or thin line (craft/paint stores might carry them).

    Your fabrics are gorgeous - this is going to be a stunning quilt!
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    Beautiful! I love the colors and you are doing a great job!

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    Thanks for the tip about glue.

    I told my aunt about my points problem. Wondering how obsessive I was going to be. She suggested that I place the item on the floor and look at it. If the problem point(s) weren't visible I could leave them alone. The change in perspective what I was seeing as a problem didn't show at all.

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    ....if you do nothing there will be no result. Mahatma Gandhi

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    Good for you for sticking with it. The fabrics are fantastic and will make a stunning quilt!

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    That is one that is definitely on my bucket list.
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    That's on my to do list as well. What size is that one? Did you start small or is it big? Just curious. I have one in a magazine but its huge and then smaller ones in the corners trying to work up my nerve! Awesome job and I love purple too
    *Rachel*

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    That is beautiful!! The fabrics remind me of somewhere tropical...which is nice to think of on these cloudy dreary days!
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    congrats on finishing that much. i've not done one. must be a bear working with all angles!!!
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    Starc or Best Press!

    Also realign your ruler every to every other cutting. It doesn't take much to get off angle.

    Some quilters prefer paper piecing or using QuiltSmart for doing this.

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    The finished size will be 69 inches.
    ....if you do nothing there will be no result. Mahatma Gandhi

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    The Middle

    I have been slowly getting this done...I was on hiatus due to a two week visit from my mother in law. Suffice it to say she doesn't inspire creativity. Since taking this photo I have completed another 'arm' of the star. Just two more to go!
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    Wow love the bright colors.
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    Wonderful stuff!! They are well worth the agony. Keep going, I love your colors.

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    It is going to be beautiful when it is finished. Great job.
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    I love your colors. I have actually made 2 of these. I also reached the point where 'close' was good enough on the points. I never thought about putting it on the floor and then checking to see if the points bothered me. I laughing follow the rule of the galloping horse. Hang the quilt on the wall. Ride by on a galloping horse. If you can't see the problem there is no need to fix it. Hee! Hee!.

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    Great work!! What works for me when I am doing this pattern is to put a pin right through the point the two seams cross, and then stitch exactly over that point. It works every time!

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    Almost finished!

    Okay...I am now to the point of sewing everything together. I may wait a few days!
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    Oh, I love it! Those are my colors!

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