2/05/2012

Lone Star QAL, better late than never!

I'm late but I have a good excuse, really I do. Friday we spent to day in Elko, NV. It was the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering & we have family & friends that go every year. One day isn't nearly long enough but we can't leave the ranch alone any longer than that unless we can find a sitter that's good with horses & dogs!! We left early in the AM & got home after 11. I'm still recuperating and I'm really hoping to be able to stay overnight next year...
And Saturday we spent the whole day trimming horse feet, currying, brushing, doctoring if needed & conditioning manes & tails. Then we went to dinner in town & fell in bed by 7:30. So much for a night life!! Here it is Sunday eve & I've accomplished absolutely nothing but feeding the critters.

And how's my Lone Star going. I've dug through my stash & pulled fabrics for what I'm hoping will be western/cowboy kinda colors. Dale has been bugging me to make a cowboy/horse quilt. Well, I really don't want a horse quilt on my bed, so I'm compromising. Cowboy/Western colors on the front & Horses on the back. And if he doesn't complain I'll make him a Pinup Cowgirl pillow case!!
So without further ado, here's my fabric choices, all from my stash!

Just noticed that the Med. Brown fabric is missing from this grouping.

And here's a mock up of the star from EQ using solid colors.


I've been reading & studying the different techniques used by different designers for making the stars. Most of are very similar. Main differences are in the pressing & the order of sewing the diamonds, setting triangles & setting squares together. So basically you can use the pattern you like, with the piecing technique that work for you. Unless there is paper piecing involved, then follow the pattern!
I've decided to use the Jackie Robinson , Animas Quilts pattern. Her Lone Star pattern makes a Sq. lap size with a plain border or a King sized with several pieced borders. Oddly I can't find any pictures of the King sized online, so I guess it's a surprise. As soon as I getting the cancer quilt I'm working on quilted & bound, I can start!!! Happy Quilting...

3 comments:

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

It should be beautiful. Can't wait to see it made.

QuiltSue said...

I love the fabrics you've chosen. It's going to be really stunning.

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