Today is Lone Star Quilt Along day on 'Quilt Times' with my good friend QuiltSue. I started sewing these units last month using a pattern from:
I'm afraid I haven't got much further in the last month but I am working my way through piecing the big diamonds and now need to decide about a background fabric. The photos in the book show quilts with a light coloured background but I tried my diamonds on a dark purple marbled fabric:
Last night when I couldn't sleep I was leafing through a copy of Ricky Tims 'Rhapsody Quilts' and came across a photo of his Dad's Lone Star which Ricky set in a curved frame and added lots of feathery applique. I think I'll be finishing this quilt simply but it did get me thinking about possibilities for future quilts!
QuiltSue and I are going to spend a day next month in Ricky's company. Not a private audience unfortunately but at a seminar hosted by Patchwork Parade in Oldham. I'm pretty excited - I just love his work!
When I sat down for a coffee break this morning and went to Sue's blog I had to smile. She has a lovely new header of a row of pieced flowers in pots. Look what I was working on at the time:
I've recently based a class on this and one of my students has beaten me to finish: