There were three Lone Stars in my Grandmother's suitcase of orphan blocks. I saw a picture of a Lone Star table topper on Pinterest and thought it was so cute and decided to do table toppers with these three Lone Stars. I think Yiayia would like the idea.
|This is the first one completed.|
It is a quiet little riot of Federal blues, reds and pinks.
And perfectly imperfect with one of the star points 'out of pattern'
and a little piece of make-do tan fabric.
|The other two Lone Stars are indigo and white.|
One is completed, the third one is a work in process.
|I'm hand quilting the stars and finishing the edges|
with a traditional knife or butt edge binding.
To try to keep the star points from getting too wonky,
the center pieces are all quilted first leaving the edge pieces
un-quilted when I do the knife edge bind.
Pippa Ross at her Welsh Quilt blog has a wonderful
tutorial on how to do a traditional knife edge binding.
|The second star done.|
|With all my Grandmother's quilty things, I am always|
prone to pondering whose shirt or dress did that fabric used to be?