Sunday, August 16, 2009

Started a new project...

I cut out and started sewing a new project yesterday. I have been wanting to make a Lone Star quilt for a long time. Awhile back I found a pattern I liked, gathered the fabrics and they have been just waiting for me to begin. Not sure how that stripe is going to fit in, but I just had to use it....
I wondered how hard it would be to sew, as everything is on the bias, but so far it is going well. She (designer) recommends not pressing these diamonds until you get the whole thing together, as you risk stretching it out of shape. That makes sense, so I am not pressing them. This is as far as I got. I only have one class this week, so hopefully will get the rest of the diamonds done.

Off to work...tata!

12 comments:

JustCindy said...

Oh the Lone Star quilt is going to be beautiful. I love the stripe.

Exuberant Color said...

the stripe adds a lot of texture and on the monitor it joins the 2 color groups.

Barb said...

Looks like it is coming together good....

Gina said...

That's one of the quilts on my to do list aswell. I'll get round to it one day

love and hugs Gina xx

Susan said...

Oh my...this is going to be beautiful! I love the colors!

Fiesta said...

Jean your fabric choices are stunning, This is going to be one awesome quilt!

The Rabbit Factory said...

One of my all time favorite quilts...the Lone Star. You color choices are fantastic and this will be one beautiful quilt when you are finished. Any plans for the outside triangles and corner blocks?

Vivian said...

I'll echo the compliments already given -- love your fabric selection. Thanks for the hint about being patient & not pressing too soon.

Judi said...

I also love your fabric selection, I think the stripe will work great. I made one years ago but I did it the Quilt Smart way, it was easy.

call me crazy said...

Ooo, I've always wanted to make a Lone Star too. Yours is going to be great, I love the vibrant colors!

Holly said...

Wow you are brave. I have been wanting to try this pattern too. Maybe I will after I see how yours turns out. How big will it be finished?

Eileen said...

Gasp!! This is going to be stunning!!