Here I am revisiting the quilt I shared last Wednesday made from the beautiful Peyton Collection by Windham Fabrics. I was sent a bundle of fat quarters. I love the challenge of having a limited amount of fabric and setting out to make something bigger than a pot holder or place mat!
|Peyton's Star. 28" x 28"|
-- Large scale floral print
For the borders I used two more fat quarters (light red floral print and the light red blender) and a few scraps from the star fabrics.
Remember, this Lone Star has NO y-seams. Everything is straight seam sewing!
The fabrics again:
|Peyton Collection by Nancy Gere for Windham Fabrics|
|5 fat quarters of the Peyton Collection are my giveaway|
I am using my GO TO Lone Star pattern, which makes a 19" (approximately) block. That means I need 8 squares of background fabric: four 7" x 7" and four 4" x 4". I actually had to think before cutting willy-nilly.
I first decided which fat quarter would be the Lone Star background. I used the larger scale print with the red and green flowers. You can get all 8 squares from the fat quarter (18" x 22"). I staggered them this way just in case you don't have a full 22". You can scoot that last 7" square up into the empty space above it if need be. All I can say is: Measure twice, cut once.
|Take your time cutting!|
My Lone Star is made of eight Four Patch Diamonds. I cut 4 strips 2-1/2" x wof (22") of the red and 2 strips each of the khaki print and the green print. Using the 45 degree line on your ruler, slice off the left side of the 2-1/2" green strip (see below).
|Trim the left side to 45 degrees using your ruler|
|Sew these two strips together|
|Trim khaki strip and add the red strip as shown|
|Trim red strip even with bottom strip on both strip sets|
|Cut units 2-1/2" wide|
|Continue cutting every 2-1/2"|
You need eight units of the khaki and red; eight units of the green and red. One of each are placed together to make one Four Patch Diamond. Notice the placement of the colors. It DOES make a difference. The green and khaki diamonds have to be on the ends as shown:
|Take care to place your patches as shown|
|Make 8 of these Four Patch Diamonds|
|Lay your triangles out so they look like this|
|Align triangles with tips and sides of the Four Patch Diamonds|
|Press toward the background fabric|
|Align as shown|
|Stitched and pressed. 1/4" seam at top tips of Four Patch Diamonds. They will NOT need to be trimmed|
|Again, use the 45 degree line on your ruler to help you get a straight cut|
Time to sew them into the four block units. We are NOT stitching them as we auditioned them for the triangles. We are making SQUARES and not large triangles. Sew two units together along the sides where the large background fabric triangles are. Yes, you can see the seam (as opposed to a traditional Lone Star, but I'm out to feel successful and not stressed. And when it's quilted, you won't even be able to tell.
|Sew two units together as shown. Repeat 3 more times.|
Press this long seam open:
|Press long seam open|
Sew the four units into the center star:
|Press seams open when you can for a flatter, smoother front|
OK. I'm running out of steam. Let's finish up so I can go take a nap!
I made Nine Patch units for the border. I cut 16 squares 2" x 2" from the small floral print; 16 squares 2" x 2" of the red blender print; and 4 squares 2" x 2" from the left over khaki scraps. I made 4 Nine Patch units
|Make 4 of these Nine Patch units|
I had to get creative for the triple borders, so here is what I cut. Measure your star and use that to cut the following (mine was 19-3/4" square, unfinished:
Four green 2" x 19-3/4" strips
Four small scale floral 2" x 19-3/4" strips
Four dark red 2" x 19-3/4" strips
Stitch as shown. Attach to quilt sides; press. Trim last two sets of borders even with the center, add a Nine Patch block to each of the short sides of the borders, press, and sew to complete the quilt top.
And here is the quilt again, finished. This was quilted on my HandiQuilter Sweet 16 sit down machine. I loved how quickly I was able to do it. I didn't do anything fancy, just some loops. I guess you could say I'm not so much a quilter as I am a looper!
|Peyton's Star, quilted and bound with the remaining red blender|
I made the same size Lone Star two years ago with the Rebecca Collection by Windham. The diamonds were a single fabric on one and a four patch on the other. Can I show you those?
|Two Lone Star table toppers, same size block|
Here is how to be eligible for the giveaway. Visit the Windham Fabrics Facebook page and give your input on this collection (Peyton). Come back here and let me know if you've ever made a Lone Star block or quilt before and if you ever did it with NO y-seams. I've been doing it this way for 25 years and it was anathema when I first published it. Shocking!
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