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Thread: So i'm thinking lol how bout a lonestar quilt? what is to stop me? :)

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    I plan on doing the cheater type -- HSTs - I've got a pattern somewhere....I don't like dealing with diagonal anythings....

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    This is a picture of the Broken Star I did last summer that seemed to keep growing! It really got to be a BIG quilt, and we hand quilted it at church. I was really glad when it was done. But I am ready to try another one sometime in the furture. :?
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    That IS gorgeous!

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    Here's a photo of only the second quilt I ever made. And it's the first one I cut myself. (My first quilt was a kit.) I used the strip method and it went together very easily. It's still not finished being quilted. I'll get back to that someday soon. After I finish my niece's graduation quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    Here's a photo of only the second quilt I ever made. And it's the first one I cut myself. (My first quilt was a kit.) I used the strip method and it went together very easily. It's still not finished being quilted. I'll get back to that someday soon. After I finish my niece's graduation quilt.
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    Wow!

    I gotta stop looking at these pictures, I'm getting inspired to try one! I need to get some things finished first. lol

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    I too have always wanted to make a Lone Star Quilt, but always feared the pieceing process. Last year the local quilt shop offered a different way to make this quilt using half-square triangles. My center (star) is complete and now I need to finish making the migrating geese and border blocks. It is a huge quilt, but I feel like I have accomplished something. Good Luck to you in your endeavor :) Please keep posting how you are doing with it.

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    Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! My favorite color is blue, so this really makes me drool :wink: Was this done by strip piecing or another method?

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    Oh thanks so much everyone for showing your lonestars! They're gorgeous! I love how the dif colour combinations make such different looks in the lonestar, so beautiful guys! Oh and mytwopals, love how you did a burgandy trim around yours :)

    Yes, i'm strip piecing it, uhm, made my own directions lol. Thats how i got a big booboo. I did 2 1/2" strips, but when i sliced the sewn strips, i sliced them too small, so started over and used 1 1/2" strips, and it's working perfectly, i'm really loving doing it, especially that i figured it out myself :)

    Oh, as for those set-in backgrounds, nah, you guys know me, easy is the word. Why did anyone invent lonestars to have fitted corners, that person should have been outlawed by the quilting policxe!!!! lol lol I will make my corners with a simple diagonal seam in them, easy peasy, right? hope so lol, my lonestar, my way :)

    But problem is, i cant just stop at one, im enjoying it so much, that im making 4 more to go with it, so i might do a type of broken star like yours shemjo, only mine will be dif i think. Awesome pictures everyone :) :) :) Maybe i will take pictures tonight, maybe lol :)

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    Quilterpup, I have a Lone Star kit using the Quiltsmart method...hopefully I'll finish the quilt this summer. I had seen the method in a demo...actually, I took part IN the demo...and liked it. Agreed...very easy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb M
    Oh and mytwopals, love how you did a burgandy trim around yours :)
    I hate to admit this, but the red border around my lonestar was to correct a mistake. I made the corner blocks too large and didn't want to take them all apart and cut them down. So I added the border to make up the size difference. The quilt will have the same red used for the binding, tying everything together. Its actually a deep red with black fabric. Not burgundy at all. The picture doesn't do it justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb M
    I think it will be easy??????? lol :) I know how to do strip piecing, so with that down pat, all i have to do is cut my finished strips at 45 degree angle, and i have that on my cutting mat :) so easy???? lol want to try one with me? :)
    I'm actually working on one. (picture of my progress on my blog karaj.typepad.com).
    Cut my strips at 2 1/4". Don't forget to off set the end so that you're not cutting off a huge chunk of unusable strips.

    So far... pretty easy.
    Here's what mine will look like...

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    Keep us up-to-date on your progress. I'm afraid to try one, too.

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    i tried it without starch. i will try again, but with starch next time.

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    Wow!!! Barb, you are doing a fabulous job and I applaud you. I would not even begin to attempt it!!!

    Thanks everyone for posting your pics too--all the quilts are beautiful.

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    Oh Kara, yours is going to be gorgeous!

    So what am i learning so far? hmmm lol I've learned that i don't have the lonestar mastered, but it is being conquered lol. What's the dif? Mastered means the way it's sposed to be, conquered means, fudges and all, it Will obey me!!!!! LOL LOL LOL So this one is going to be fudged and conquered, and hopefully my next one will be mastered lol.

    I liked the star, so i couldnt stop with one, i'm turning it into a centre star, with a partial star in all four corners. It might be a wallhanging for over my bed, cus i dont have a headboard, so that would look nice, or it might be the centre medallion to a quilt for my bed, havent decided yet. First i have to get this conquered :) :) :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb M
    Oh Kara, yours is going to be gorgeous!

    So what am i learning so far? hmmm lol I've learned that i don't have the lonestar mastered, but it is being conquered lol. What's the dif? Mastered means the way it's sposed to be, conquered means, fudges and all, it Will obey me!!!!! LOL LOL LOL So this one is going to be fudged and conquered, and hopefully my next one will be mastered lol.

    I liked the star, so i couldnt stop with one, i'm turning it into a centre star, with a partial star in all four corners. It might be a wallhanging for over my bed, cus i dont have a headboard, so that would look nice, or it might be the centre medallion to a quilt for my bed, havent decided yet. First i have to get this conquered :) :) :)
    It looks really god to me, going to add to my list thanks to you Barb! :wink:


    Ninnie

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    Hmmm I like the idea of makin it the center star then doing the corners as you suggest..
    hmmmmm Now it looks like I may have to make another star ;) ;)
    Thanks :P

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    Many years ago I took a class on this. Here is the link to the book I have on an easy way to make the lonestar by strip piecing. I see it is now on clearance for $3.00.

    http://www.quiltersrule.com/bargainb...oks/qr-b3.html

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    It looks great Barb!!! Great job!!!

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