The class is for a Lone star quilt made of 3.5" strips, sewn together then cut into diamond sets. So, thought I would post about it.
Those are then sewn in to diamond sections. A total of 8 of these diamond sections are needed to make the quilt.
I had made a deal with my daughter-in-law a while back to trade living room furniture. I FINALLY have a comfortable chair for myself now. When I can get my youngest daughter out of it. At any rate, I had planned on making this quilt to lay across the back of the couch, that is why I used the fabric from the curtains. I had a high backed sectional, took up the whole room. We traded out the furniture today, so now I have a nice couch and oversized chair with an ottoman. HOWEVER, I did not realize that the sofa set has a much lower back and that a series of pillows makes the back of the sofa. It is not going to work for me to lay a quilt across it. I will figure out something though. The quilt is 44 x 44 inches.
The main thing is that I learned some new things, finally have made a Lone Star quilt and I had a lot of fun. We also were given a pattern for a much larger Lone Star quilt using 2.5" strips. About twice the size. I am thinking about making it, but have found a kit very similar and I really love the fabrics in that kit. I normally don't spend the kind of money a kit goes for, but this may just be the exception. I will however think about it a while longer. Who knows, maybe it will go on sale.
Speaking of sales, of course the shop was having a heck of a sale. They had a lot of clearance they were trying to get rid of. I helped them out with that, brought a lot home. For the first time, I did purchase a couple of kits. Both were reduced to the point that I could not buy the fabric for the price, not to mention it comes with the pattern. Both are smaller throw size or child size and I will use them for gifts or raffle donations. Some of the fabric was marked down to $2.20 a yard...how could I pass that up?
Almost forgot, I promised to post a photo of the quilt top I made recently for the orphanage quilt project our church quilt ministry has taken on.
That's all for now, have been moving furniture all day and now am ready to sew a while and work on finishing up this Lone Star project.