Several years ago someone asked me to make a lonestar quilt. At the time I saw all the little diamond pieces and was very intimidated, so I said "No." Fast forward 5 years. One day I came across this post by Terri Ann of Childlike Fascination on the Moda Bake Shop. Here was a way to make a Lonestar quilt using strip-piecing. Settled - I was going to make the quilt.
From the moment I decided to make the quilt, it all came together very easily. I'm not saying that it didn't take time and effort, but this quilt was very rewarding. The fabrics were all pulled from my stash (excluding the backing) and I didn't second guess my fabric choices...no internal debating...no ripping and re-doing. I just pulled fabric, sewed it together and was happy with how it came out. It all felt so good.
I backed the quilt in "Puff" fabric from Cotton + Steel, and bound it in two different beige prints that were also used on the front of the quilt. The quilt measures approximately 72in. x 72in. (I added bigger boarders than the original pattern).
This quilt is destined to be gifted and I hope that the recipient loves it as much as I do!