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Thread: My First attempt at Lone Stars!

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    This is my second quilt and my first attempt with a giant Lone Star! The method I used was really simple with the help of The Joy of Quilting by Joan Hanson and Mary Hickey...really!

    I tend to shy away from traditional quilting fabrics so these are a blend of silks, taffetas, velvets and polyester blends.

    I am off on another quilting adventure with handmade appliques and my kids can't wait to see who gets the next one!

    This is the front
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    This is the back. King Sized PLUS
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    This is actually the BACK of the quilt.
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    No picture :cry:

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    I know! I followed all the directions and cannot figure it out. I am trying again

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    WOWwee WOW WOW :mrgreen:

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    Thanks! It's nice to hear a comment like that from someone who knows how to do this! I swear it was that book!! She even shows where to put the pins so the corners line up!

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    Your quilt is Beautiful!! :D I
    really like your idea of using
    different fabric's. Nice treasure!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    The different fabrics make it look really sumptuous!! Good job!

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    WOW ! And super WOW !
    Great Job :mrgreen: Love the way the different fabrics make it look :thumbup:

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    Awesome job. I love the satiny fabrics you used. Very shimmery.

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    Wow :!:

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    Very nice. I like the shimmery fabrics!

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    Don't let the doggy on the bed if it has a habit of diggin before it lays down.My brother has a quilt like yours an I had to replace some of the
    silk on it cause the doggy's tore it apart with the feet.ok
    There very pretty quilts . 8)

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    Wow again!! You did such a beautiful job on it!!!! :D :D

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    Your quilt is beautiful! You have a lot more guts than I do to do a Lone Star.

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    What a beautiful quilt. I want to be one of your kids. I want one too.

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    Welcome treeboss! Nice job!

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    What a stunning quilt and I love the Lone Star!!! Good job :D :D :D

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    I can't say enough about that book...The Joy of Quilting...I learned exactly where to place the pins and the way she details putting the pieces together, it really was pretty easy! Once I got the first point done, I knew I could do it. What have you got to lose? It's 2" strips...you guys must have that kind of leftovers sitting around!
    Thank you all for the kind words! I am into my third quilt now and learning the wonders of water soluable webbing and fusible interfacing to make my own appliques! Much easier than some of the paper methods, since alot of my fabrics are so delicate.
    Can't wait to post photos!

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    That is one stunning quilt. Beautifully put together....I love the use of fabric, very adventurous. Can't wait to see more of your creations.

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    Love your choices of fabric. And a lonestar quilt :mrgreen: Great job.

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    I think it is beautiful! I made a Lone Star with a kit I got at a Silent Auction at Guild about 3 yrs. ago.
    All of the pattern had been cut out from an Aunt Martha's Kit. I paid $1.00, and it turned out just fair. It would have been really good, except I got in a hurry with the borders.
    Keep quilting, as this one is beautiful.

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