There are certain quilts that must be on every quilters list to make at least once in their lifetime. Things like Log Cabin, Churn Dash, Dresden Plate, (any) star block, Drunkard’s Path, and certainly the Lone Star.
To date, I’ve made quilts for my oldest 2 children, and the grandchildren of course. But I have 2 more children I needed to make quilts for. I decided to make my middle son (now 23) a Lone Star quilt. He is 6′ 4″, so even a quilt for snuggling on the couch would need to be larger than usual.
I pulled together some fabric scraps from my stash and then bought a couple of yards of chartreuse fabric to make it pop. The solid fabric is Kona Slate. Each diamond is 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and measures 6 1/2″ point-to-point.
Then once I had the lone star together, I cut it down one side. Let me just say, that was super scary. I shared with you previously here and here some of the challenges and lessons learned while piecing it, so to take a rotary cutter to it at this point was nerve racking. If I messed it up, it would have to be remade. But it worked great and the part I cut off, I flipped over to the back.
I quilted it lightly with parallel lines 1/2″ apart following the lines of the star.
It was so big, I didn’t even get a complete view of the quilt until we were able to hang it for pictures. (By the way, it’s really hard to photograph such a large quilt.) I LOVE how it turned out! It’s so beautiful!
Finished at 70″ x 90″.