Good Monday morning! Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday.
After 3 days of not stepping foot in the studio it was full steam ahead yesterday. My MIL's home was decorated for the holiday and it inspired the darker side of my quilty brain. My regular followers know that I change style and colors about as often as I change my pants. Instead of digging through the scraps and designing I went to the flimsy drawer. This was designed over a year ago for the Master bedroom. King size! Lonestar quilts are my go-to pattern, its a love affair.
There was no plan for the quilting. I just grabbed the arc ruler and used my blocks and seams as a guide. The only markings made so far is one centering dot on the yellow square, and it was eyeballed. Makes the quilting go so much faster if there's no marking.
Do you have a go-to pattern, one that you really like? Most quilters go-to pattern is super simple, but when thinking of go-to, I think it's one that everyone swoons over. And by changing the colors it can take on a totally different look. They make great gifts, because everyone recognizes them. Although they look hard, once you've made a Lonestar by using the strip method or Quilt Smart, you'll wonder why you never made one before.
Here's another one I made for my dad, called Four Directions. The border design is fusible applique.
And this one was beautiful until I tried to get the bleeding colors to stop. Lesson learned on pre-washing all fabrics.
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