Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April's Rainbow in Progress

So, this is my first time making a Lone Star Quilt.  Sorry I wasn't able to get all of the star in the photo.  This is photographed on my design board and I can only stand a few feet back from it.  Not really the best placement for a design  board, but I can always check things out from a distance by going outside and looking through the window!  It's interesting to me how a stack of fabrics can translate so differently into a quilt depending upon the design that is chosen.

So what do you think of my first attempts at a Lone Star?  Do you think my points are matching up well enough??  Ha ha, ok, I'll let you in on a little secret.  I made this using a product called Quiltsmart which uses fusible interfacing and clever techniques to help build more complicated quilts faster and more accurately.  I am going to be working on examples of different Quiltsmart products over the next while.  I am so excited about the products that my plan is to trial selling them in my Etsy shop (to Australians) for a while.

I'm deciding on the background color today.  I'm thinking of going with Kona coal...

12 comments:

FabricandFlowers said...

Beautiful!I've heard of Quiltsmart. Do tell....

fiberchick said...

Yours looks gorgeous! I LOVE Quiltsmart. I blogged about my LS here: http://fiberchic.blogspot.ca/2012/02/lone-star.html
It is amazing how different Lone Stars look with different fabrics. Looking forward to seeing yours finished! It is going to be a stunner...

Annie said...

Ok...I thought...matching well enough?!!! are you kidding me, they look perfect! hahaha you cheat you! This is looking awesome!

natski said...

Holy cow this is amazing!! so much detail, I can't beleive how quickly you put it together. Well done it gorgeous

pippablue said...

Amazing! Such a lot of work :)

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

It's beautiful! Look forward to seeing how you quilt it.

Ullhärvan said...

I think it looks beautifully perfect!

Katy Cameron said...

Very cool. So this quilt smart, perfect piecing then?

Loulou said...

This is gorgeous. You have inspired me to start cutting into my DS fabrics!

badlandsquilts said...

It looks great! I have been considering the quiltsmart lonestar set for a while for a baby quilt but wondered how the interfacing would affect the drape?

Hitch and Thread said...

Fabulous! Will have to look into quiltsmart myself.

Violette Severin said...

Never heard of Quiltsmart but will now need to look into it. The Lone Star is hard to piece correctly. You did a great job!

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