Finally we have the Lone Star Quilt from start to finish!
If you would like to see the original blog posts & instructions on how to make the Lone Star have a peak here
This quilt was long arm quilted by Kim Bradley in a figure eight pattern, I talk a bit about that pattern choice here.
The blue spot fabric I used was very sheer, I didn't want to be able to see through to the other side & I also didn't want my messy seams to show.
After talking it over with Kate (who works with Kim) I requested if at all possible pretty please could they use a double layer of wool wadding to help over come the see through issue......
I'm glad I wasn't there when it was being done, I'm sure my name was being hexed!
Miracle of Miracle (not really a miracle as Kim & Kate are very clever) the quilt is perfect and has a double layer of wool wadding, making it the heaviest quilt I have ever held!
& not see through, as you can see from the back
Its also really lovely and plump with the double layer of wadding
This quilt is a big Double bed size or even a queen size
I'm happy with the spots! I was meticulous enough with my cutting to have them all running in the same direction but I wasn't that bothered about the joining up, I like that they are off set a little - it gives the quilt a bit of movement.
Be wary if you do use a patterned fabric as your base for the lone star, you will need to think about direction of prints and how you will cut/ sew it
If your still after the diamond template to make this Lone Star have a look here
Any Questions? don't hesitate to ask :)
If you have made a lone star quilt put it into the lone star Flickr group
or if you have your own Lone Star Tutorial - Link it in the comments