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« on: August 31, 2009 04:17:47 PM »

This is my most recent quilt-a lonestar pattern with different colors.  I know the bride doesn't like the color blue-and that's my favorite color, so it was a small challenge to not incorporate blue of any sorts.  But, I really liked how it turned out and really have grown to be quite attached to it.  But alas, another quilt not for myself...one of these days I will make one for myself.

So-on to the pictures!!

Me holding the final product!


The front and the back complete


Already being put to good use by Maggie!! 

The complete backing that shows the quilting-really simple, it was a $3.00 flat sheet from wal-mart and simple lines (one of these days I'll venture into more decorative stitching but for now, stitch-in-the-ditch and straight lines work just fine!) 

A close-up of some of the fabrics

An early photo of the piecing stage...I really just didn't want this photo to be displayed on the main page!!   Grin



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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009 04:46:05 PM »

Gorgeous - you did a great job!!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009 05:26:49 PM »

It is really pretty. I have a question

What are you doing on that last photo? I am really new to quilting and haven't done much research so I am unfamiliar with a lot of things.

I really like how it looks like spirals in the center.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009 07:12:39 PM »

That is absolutely gorgeous!!

You should be very proud.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009 07:35:04 PM »

wow.  that's really pretty!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009 06:21:24 AM »

charaxesdistanti, she's laying it out on a "quilt wall".  You can use something like the back of a vinyl table cloth (the "fuzzy" side) or some large piece of felt, etc, hung on a wall or over a door.  Anything that you can lay your quilt pieces against, that will hold them from sliding down.  Like velcro, but not.  That way you can step back and look at the quilt as a whole, as it's being built, and try re-arranging blocks as necessary.  Basically it helps you get perspective before you quilt it together.

zen-crafter, that is beautiful!  I have always wanted to try a lone-star, but never got around to it!  Maybe one day soon...  Did you use a book or a tutorial online for the pattern?
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009 05:17:02 PM »

Thanks everyone!!  And yes, that is a quilt wall-what I could make of one though...it was actually a fleece blanket that was extra and just lying around, so I put in on a wall to judge how everything is...not too mention it helps me from losing pieces!!   Smiley

I borrowed a book from my library by Jan Krentz, Lone Star Quilts.  Which is a great book, it's really good at providing different options to create your own quilt without following any patterns or instructions 100% but certainly you can choose to do it that way.  There are plenty of photos from others who have used her instructions (I think from the classes she's taught) as inspirations aside from her own quilts.  In the middle of the book she explains everything in detail that you need to complete a lonestar quilt, and offers some in depth instructions in the specific patterns (as well as offer estimates of yardage).  In the back she offers a chart of finished sizes based on how many diamonds are in your points and how wide you cut the fabric for it. 

It's a fantastic book and it's defintely on my Christmas List-normally I just borrow books from the library to preview them before I "invest" in buying them and this is defintely a book I want to own. 

This was my first real lonestar quilt, I have completed one from a magazine that was a modified lonestar which was a great baby step for myself-but I'd say dive in a make one-even if it's a small wall hanging or whatever.

Thanks again everyone!! Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009 07:21:28 PM »

Beautiful!  What a fantastic wedding gift!
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009 05:54:16 AM »

Sadly, the Bowling Green Public Library doesn't have it, and neither does the library at Western Kentucky University.  Both libraries actually kind of fail in the craft and quilt book department, let alone books to read for fun...  WKU has lots of historical books on quilts, but they are all non-circulating.  I'll have to check to see if inter-library loan can help me out.
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009 12:47:50 PM »

Sadly, the Bowling Green Public Library doesn't have it, and neither does the library at Western Kentucky University.  Both libraries actually kind of fail in the craft and quilt book department, let alone books to read for fun...  WKU has lots of historical books on quilts, but they are all non-circulating.  I'll have to check to see if inter-library loan can help me out.

I love requesting books through inter-library loans...it's the best way to check out books that are not available at your local branch.  Good luck and I know when you see the book it will not disappoint!! 
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