|A Lovely Year of Finishes!|
My Lone Star Quilt top is complete and my February goal has been met!
Pattern: Lone Star from Quilt Smart
Fabrics: 9 colors of New Aged Muslin by Marcus Brothers
Size: 38 inches square
My Lone Star quilt top was made with a clever product called Quilt Smart Printed Interfacing. I'd never heard of the product until last fall when my Dear Friend told me about it. It sounded too good to be true, but after putting this little star together I know that everything she said about it was true.
The foundations are printed on light weight fusible interfacing. All of the fabrics for the star points are cut into rectangles, there are no diamonds with stretchy bias edges. The rectangles are applied one at a time. You align each piece using marks on the panel, stitch on the lines, flip the fabric over, and fuse with the iron. It's very easy and goes surprisingly fast.
For the first half of the Lone Star I used my regular iron. I recently bought a mini iron and used it for the second half. The mini was great for this, but certainly not required.
After all the pieces of the star point are stitched down the interfacing is folded on marked lines between each column and stitched. This forms the diamond shapes. The sections are trimmed to the final shape.
Quilt Smart is a great way to make a Lone Star Quilt! This pattern comes in this small size 38 inch size, as well as a 58 inch size. When I was on the website this morning I noticed a gorgeous broken Lone Star, too. Quilt Smart, click HERE for the website. Quilt Smart is available online and in many quilt shops
My Daughter noted how much I enjoyed making this quilt top, and for my birthday gave me kits for the Mariner's Compass and Mariner's Star. I'm looking forward to playing with these!