Saturday, 7 January 2012

Lone Star day, post 2

Hello again.
Sorry to be late back from lunch. You can blame my daughter, Mrs Nomad, who called in for a coffee and gossip! Anyway, as I promised, here are some links to free patterns for this quilt.

  • The first one, here, was supplied by Elizabeth from Sand and Sunshine.  She has already started her quilt, and has discovered an error in the pattern, which she writes about on her blog.  Thanks for the input Elizabeth, that's just the sort of information I was hoping we'd be able to share on these days.

I found all the following by just googling something like "free Lone Star patterns"

  • Kaye Wood's Shimmering Star .  This one does make sense, but you need to read it carefully to see what she means in one or two places.
  • All People Quilt have a pattern for a quilt, here with a Lone Star in the centre, surrounded by LeMoyne Stars, but the Lone star is strip pieced.
  • Free have a section where someone asks for an easy strip pieced Lone Star pattern, and if you click on this link, you can scroll down until you get to the question and the answer.
They are all for strip pieced versions.  I am sure there are also free patterns for anyone who really wants to cut out individual diamonds and sew them together, but for myself I would prefer to do it this way.

I must go and get the dinner on, then I'll be back and will tell you about a couple of books with great patterns in.

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  1. They sound great Sue. I can't imagine trying to deal with all those little diamonds. My star would need 512 of them. Eegads!

  2. I'm anxious to see your Lone Star quilt. I've always loved that pattern, but never had the courage to make one. And what a good idea to have a "support group." :-)

  3. I've been wanting to make more Lone Star quilts for ages so thanks for the 'gentle nudge'.

    First I have to find the EQ discs, load them on the laptop, bla bla bla. Then I can play with colours and fabric quantities. My one and only LS so far was small, the next one is going to be BIG !

  4. Thanks for the links Sue! I admit I did (very) briefly think 'I could cut accurate diamonds with the Go Cutter and piece them' before coming to my senses!


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