Saturday, June 29, 2013

Florence Lone Star

Houston Modern Quilt Guild was given the amazing opportunity to play with Denyse Schmidt's upcoming fabric line Florence. Fabrics arrived in mid-April and most everyone jumped right into making their projects (Becca even finished her project in time to send it off for Denyse's Quilt Market booth!)

Like usual, I came up with a hundred ideas for my bundle of 18 fat-eights, but I just couldn't commit to one... either the size of the cuts wasn't right, or the colors weren't right, or the pattern wasn't right. The one idea I kept coming back to was a lone star. During the Post Sewing Summit Swap Deb made the MOST AMAZING lone star mini-quilt for her partner. I've probably looked at the Flickr picture once a week since November, and every time I think "someday..." Well, what better time than a challenge to try out something new!

Florence Star

I used Janice's tutorial for a Scrappy Lone Star and it came together so easily! In fact, the star was easier than adding on the extra background fabric (since after chopping off some of the pieced star I was working with lots of angles that needed to be squared up).

Florence Star

I can't wait to hang this on the wall in my sewing room.

Florence Star

Quilt Details
Top Fabric: Florence by Denyse Schmidt for FreeSpirit and Kona Coal by Robert Kaufman (unknown white, but most likely Moda Bella)
Backing Fabric: Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt for FreeSpirit
Pattern: Inspired by Trio Stitch Studio and Scrappy Lone Star Tutorial by Better Off Thread

I'm linking up for June's A Lovely Year of Finishes (here and here)


smazoochie said...

It's beautiful! I've only made one Lone Star, may be time to try another.
What did you do with the other points? I don't know if I could have cut them off!

Phyllis said...

I saw this on IG, it is beautiful! I certainly could not have cut off the points, such a perfect star! But the quilt has turned out great, the little white stripe surrounding the star is perfect!

Sara said...

I am star struck!! lol Always enjoy looking at a lone star!

suemac said...

Very nice. I have been following your progress on IS so it is nice to see the finished project.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Looks amazing!Congrats on the finish.

Carolyn said...

This is great. I have seen this pattern quite a few times, too, and keep thinking about it. So pretty!

Becca said...

Very pretty! I like the quilting too.

Thanks for the shout out!

Chris S said...


Janice @ Better off Thread said...

It looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love your fabric choices and quilting. The white around it really makes it all pop. Thanks for linking back to me!

Christine S said...

This is amazing, absolutely beautiful!