Drafting a Quick Lonestar Quilt
This last week I have been immersed in preparing for the Minnesota Quilt Show. It is two weeks away and I've been updating my handouts and files that I share with my students.
As I was doing so, I started playing with one of the layout options in the Electric Quilt library. Using this layout and a simple 6 x 6 block I was able to create a very quick lonestar quilt. This would be very easy to modify for any size grid. It just depends on how many rings you want in your lonestar.
The fabrics are a new line from Moda called Snowbirds. They were designed by Laundry Basket Quilts. I'm not sure if they are even in the quilt stores yet -- but it looks like a fabulous collection.
Here are the design options I came up with -- all using the same 6 x 6 block. For the applique I decided to use a block I am teaching in my Patch Draw class in St. Cloud.
Do you want to know how I drafted all of this in eight minutes? Check out the video tutorial below.
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5/31/2014 02:31:02 am
Great, makes me want to learn EQ7, have had EQ from beginning but am not good with it
6/2/2014 09:14:36 am
Thanks for the tutorial.
6/6/2014 12:36:19 am
I love the tip. Thanks so much for sharing.
6/13/2014 04:46:26 am
That was amazing! I never would have thought you could do a Lone Star that way and I'm going to try it by creating a project right now! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Love these tutorials- - - do keep them coming please.
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