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.

Pre-Requisites

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.

Supplies
Star fabrics:
– 5 fabric choices, one quarter yard cut of each. This must be a LONG quarter, not fat quarters –  it is vital that you have the full width of fabric, selvedge-to-selvedge. You will want to choose fabrics that cover a light / dark / medium range, and contrast well with your background fabric. Avoid large-scale prints. (These can be scraps as well, as long as your scraps run the full width of fabric. Ask Julie if you want to go scrappy and need help – we only need a few inches for some of the colors!)
• Background fabric:
– 3/4 yd for background
– additional 3/4 yard (so 1 1/2 yards total) for border
• Thread in a neutral color
• 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
You will also need a laptop, ipad or tablet to connect via zoom. Zoom link to be sent prior to class. You can use a phone but it’s not ideal as the screen is small.You will also need all your basic sewing tools! Scissors, seam ripper, pins or clips, Iron

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