Kathy’s Lone Star Quilt

Kathy's Lone Star Quilt, longarm quilting by Angela Huffman

The Lone Star Quilt is an old pattern known by different names. Besides Lone Star, people have called it Morning Star, Star of Bethlehem, Mathematical Star, and Star of the East. They are beautiful but can take a little skill to prevent the center from being too full to quilt and keeping the corners square. […]

Colorful Quilts to Brighten Your Day

Big Star Quilt

Is there a certain type of quilt that when you see it, you just can’t help but smile? For me it’s quilts with bold, bright colors! Those bright colors seem to spread hope and joy like a ray of sunshine. Here’s a few bright quilts from my renters. This is Mary’s Lone Stars quilt. I […]

Judy’s Lone Star Wallhanging

Judy works at one of my local quilt shop gems, Among Friends Quilt Shop. She made this patriotic Lone Star wallhanging using the Quiltsmart interfacing that helps keep all those pesky bias edges tamed. I love the fabrics Judy chose for this quilt. Judy likes simple designs and leans toward more traditional almost hand quilted […]

Bonnie’s Lone Star Has Its Binding

Bonnie sent me the star portion of this lone star only. She wanted it set into the setting squares and triangles and then quilted. It was quite a task – but didn’t it turn out lovely? You name the fiber and I believe you’ll find it in the star. The variety of fabric types made […]

Patriotic Lone Star with Sentimental Ties

LoneStar WS1

Juanita brought me this lone star top that her Aunt had hand pieced a very long time ago. It was in great shape and I really liked the small star in the setting squares. That is a design touch I haven’t seen very often in lone stars. Juanita shared with me that her now deceased […]

Kathy’s finished Lone Star Quilt

It is done and delivered!  Kathy loves it and I think I’ve convinced her that she should enter it in the KY state fair. It is stunning in person. She made this for her daughter in Florida and it will have matching shams on her bed. Kathy knew her daughter wanted fall colors and quilting […]

Lone Star vs. Star of Bethlehem: Which Name Do You Prefer?

I’ve got to say that I cringe a little when I get a lone star quilt in. I love them, but they are incredibly difficult to piece. You’ve got bias edges everywhere and trying to get everything to lay flat can be challenging for even the most experienced piecer. If the Lone Star doesn’t lay […]

Joan’s Layer Cake, Flying Geese Garden & Bonnie’s Lone Star

Busy, busy, busy! I taught the APQS Beginning Longarm Quilting class on Saturday to 4 great students and excited new APQS machine owners. We covered a ton of material and had fun too. The class is open to stand up frame owners of any machine type and it is free for new APQS owners. Other […]

Bettye’s Lone Star

Show and Tell is my absolute favorite time during my local quilt guild meeting. All that eye candy is just wonderful! I love seeing how much talent all the women around me have- they are amazing! Well, there is one lady in my guild who rarely shares her quilts during Show and Tell. I’ve always […]

Lone Star Quilt with Freehand Texas Roses

This is an authentic Lone Star Quilt from an authentic Lone Star Texan! Debbie found me through my website and contacted me about this quilt that needed a bit of help. It had some rust stains which Debbie doctored with lemon juice and Texas sunshine. The quilt suffered from some excess fullness which was a […]

Lone Star Quilt Sneak Peak

Here’s a sneak peak at Debbie’s Lone Star quilt. I know, such a tease! Quilted Joy Blog Stop by QuiltedJoy.com for design inspiration, quilting options and pricing on new or used APQS quilting machines.  

Lone Star Quilt Happy Dance

Lone Star Quilt

Susan’s Lone Star is complete! I took some closeups of it today. I put curling feathers reaching out into each of the Lone Star points. The feathers add a rich texture to the center of the quilt. In the setting squares, I used squared-off feathered wreaths that look quite sophisticated. The large outside border has […]

Lone Star Quilt Corner Blocks

Star Conerstones

I still don’t have a wide shot of the Susan’s Lone Star quilt- it is HUGE!  The best part is all the open space I have to play in on her quilt. The outside border has these incredibly well made stars.  I’ve never been brave enough to piece something like this. The most impressive part […]

Lone Star Feathered Points

Lone Star quilt

I’ve got this beautiful lone star on the frame right now. I love the combination of batiks with the other fabric motifs. The lone star has a great contemporary feel, doesn’t it? I’ve finished the stitch-in-the-ditch work on the whole top, and I have done one of the star sections with a curling feather. It […]