QuiltSue of QuiltTimes is hosting a QAL for a Lone Star quilt on the first Saturday of each month. It's intended as a self help group so there are no deadlines to meet, just hints tips and a sharing of ideas and patterns. I do like the idea of making a Lone Star so I started by browsing the patterns available in EQ7. This one caught my eye - probably because it is in 'my' colours! I do like the feathered star but of course that will be harder to sew than a plain star.
Searching the web I came across Jan P. Krentz's website where there is a gallery of some amazing Lone Star quilts. My favourite is this one. Whoa! Even more complicated ...... but I really like it!!
Jan has written several books including one called 'Lone Star Quilts and Beyond' plus she has a DVD on the same subject. I am very tempted to buy these. Does anyone out there own the book or DVD or can tell me more about them? There is a taster of the video on Youtube and also some video tutorials on the HGTV website featuring Jan. I haven't watched these through yet but they look very promising.
QuiltSue has posted some useful links to online patterns so check them out at QuiltTimes. Also visit the other QAL participants to see what they've found.
I think I'll have to spend quite a lot of time on the planning stage before I plunge in and make the quilt. I want to take my time with this (for a change) and make a really good job of it. I'll let you know how I'm getting on next month!