Sunday, 8 January 2012

Lone Star day - Post 5

I want to thank everyone who took part in yesterday's Lone Star day.  It was an interesting day and it's going to be great to have a group we can call on when we (i.e. "I") run into trouble.

Lynn  is going to be using the Eleanor Burns book that I am also working from.  She was lucky enough to be given a Go! cutter for Christmas and will be using that to cut the strips.  She went fabric shopping yesterday (what wouldn't I give to have a shop near enough to do that) and I love the fabrics she's chosen.

Elizabeth actually started her quilt before Jane and I officially announced this group.  She is using a free pattern she found online and some gorgeous blue and green fabrics.  It could be very useful having Elizabeth further on than the rest of us, as she can test this pattern for us, and has already found one error in it.

Hazel has drawn up a gorgeous design, in exactly her colours.  She also asked for advice on books, and has received some useful feedback already.

Teresa has told us about nine books on the subject, and they all look great.  She is not new to Lone Star quilts, having made four, yes that's right, four of them in the past.

Last, but by no means least, my co-host Jayne, was delighted to find that she was much further on than she remembered on the quilt that she started nearly 20 years ago and that she intends to finish with the help of this "quiltalong".

I also want to thank everyone else who helped by making suggestions about my quilt centre, and the tips we were given about starching everything.  (I'm still not sure if we have to starch ourselves though before we start cutting!)

The next Lone Star day will be on the first Saturday of February (which I think is 4 February), when Jayne will be the hostess.


  1. This quilt-a-long is a great idea, thanks are due to you and Jayne.

  2. Sue, what a nice little wrap-up of yesterday's activities! This summation is a good idea, and it's a good thing you did it - I would never have thought of it. Giving me all sorts of "lessons," aren't you? :-) I'll be a better host in Feb. for having learned from you in Jan! Let us know when your fabric comes in!

  3. I love LOne Star quilts. I made one several years ago using the Lone Star pattern by Jackie Robinson. It had great colorful directions and was easy to follow.

  4. Thanks, Sue. I'm looking forward to seeing your fabrics.

  5. Great wrap up post, sounds like everyone is well underway. :-)

  6. I just love that pattern...can't wait to see all the finished tops.

  7. Oh I really need to join in on your days. it will be the first Saturday. Yep...gotta get a post done! And your button up on my blog.

  8. Is there going to be a Christmas Quilt-Along this month?


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