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half of a lone star---into a quilt?

Old 10-19-2014, 06:58 PM
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Auntpiggylpn posted a great idea. But I was wondering how this half Lonestar would look as a sun rise (possibly out of an art type quilt) Question--would this have been an 8 point or a 6 point Lonestar?
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:54 PM
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You could make it into a half circle quilt with the star points pointing up.
Mounted to a piece of foam insulation board it could hang over a sofa or a bed for a modern piece of art.

Can't wait to see what you finally do!

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Old 10-20-2014, 04:10 PM
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The sunrise look is a great idea. I was thinking of taking two quarters of the lone star, having the two center parts of the lone star pointing toward each other, so that the lone star points point to the top of the quilt and the bottom of the quilt. This would make a quilt longer than it is wide, unless you do something to make it more square. Alternatively you could have two quilts with one quarter of the lone star in the center.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:05 PM
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Thanks for all the input. The lone star is made of colored Christmas prints. I have no sofa table or fireplace so was thinking of bed size quilt. I do like the idea of splitting the star. Thanks for the link to 'better off thread' this looks like the way I might go.
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:05 AM
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I think you could make a beautiful quilt with half of a lone-star!

I would probably applique it, rather than try to piece it to a larger quilt.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:14 AM
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I too had printed off the link that auntPiggyLpn had provided some time ago for the Lone Star that I was interested in making. I think that would be an incredible use of your find! Can you show us a pic of what you got?
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:08 PM
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I thought depending on how many points you have you can diassemble them and space them out having either the background fabric or replace with solid coordinated pieces. Does that make sense?
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ebony View Post
On a recent trip to local thrift store I bought a bag of fabric. Inside was a fully pieced HALF of a lone star! It measures over 48" from point to point. My question is this--has anyone ever appliqued a HALF of a lone star onto background fabric and made a quilt?

I have seen seen one half of a Lone Star on a solid gray background in a modern quilt book/show.
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