Lone Star Quilt Block (or baby quilt)
In this three-part virtual class, we will make a Lone Star quilt block, one of the most admired traditional designs in quilting! This block features many advanced patchwork techniques, including strip piecing, angled cutting and piecing, and sewing y-seams. It is also a wonderful exercise for playing with fabric and color palettes and experimenting with color layout.
Our block will finish at 30”, which you can repeat on your own to make a larger quilt, or you can add an optional border to a single block to create a 40” baby or wall hanging quilt. These options are noted in the fabric requirements.
Note: this photo shows a smaller example of this block! Julie will email you a coloring sheet and info to help you prepare as needed.
This is an intermediate to advanced patchwork technique! You must be very comfortable with your machine, cutting fabric accurately with a rotary cutter and acrylic quilting ruler, sewing accurate 1/4” seams, and understanding basic patchwork terminology. If you’re not sure, please ask! You will be much better prepared for this project if you take the Intro to Y-Seams class, or have practiced sewing y-seams on your own.
• Rotary cutter, self-healing cutting mat, and acrylic quilting ruler *with 45-degree angled markings*
• Pilot Frixion marking pen or other fine-point marking pen
• Standard machine sewing supplies
• Bottle of Best Press starch alternative or Flatter – recommended, but optional