Lonestar — Stage One

Have you missed my posts?  I misplaced my camera cord, and couldn’t upload photo’s.  And what good are quilting/art blog posts without pics?
This morning I found it and just in time to share the quilt I’ve been working on the last couple days.  This is a Lonestar quilt that I was brought from a customer.

The first thing I am doing is stabilizing the quilt (SID), doing top and bottom borders, and setting in the motifs and center quilting.   Once this stage is complete, I’ll unload this quilt, turn it, quilt the side borders and start the background fill.

Up to now, 3rd day in, I am seeing the bottom of the quilt top.  Here’s what I’ve accomplished so far:

Lonestar-center-wreathThis is the wreath we (the customer and I) chose for the center of the quilt.  Lonestars can be tricky to piece and have every section come together perfectly in the center, so we avoided any issues by setting in a center wreath.

Lonestar-pointsI’ve now completed all the CC (continuous curve) in the center star portion.

Lonestar-WreathAll of the corner block wreaths are set in.  There will be more detail work to be added to these blocks in the background, this is just stage one.

Lonestar-border-fullnessI’m down to the bottom borders now.  See the fullness in these?  The outer border (burgandy) has no fullness in it at all.  To compensate, we’ve chosen to use Quilters Dream Wool batting, the puffiness of it will eat up some of that excess.  Also the choice of quilting pattern will make a difference, but I’ll show that next time…….

For now I’m off to check on the pot of homemade beef vegetable soup on the stove…… (no pictures of that! lol)…….

8 thoughts on “Lonestar — Stage One

  1. Judy –

    That looks YUMMY! I’ve never used that batting and am going to have to get some. Where do you get your supply? Directly from them?


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