Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Moving Along

Dinosaur Quilt

I finished embroidering my dinosaurs.  Aren't they cute? The designs are by Anita Goodesign.  

While these cute designs were sewing out I was busy making the Lone Star Quilt.

Lone Star Quilt

Never having made a Lone Star Quilt before I was kind of at a loss.  So I went on You Tube and found a wonderful video.  I was kind of hesitant at first, because it was a paid lesson.  It was GREAT! 
The name of the DVD / Video lesson was Jan Krentz Teaches You to Make a Lone Star Quilt.  It was a 72 hour rental... only for $3.99.  Well worth the price.  Its about a hour and half long. You can find it here at: 

I used Jan's method through the whole process.

I cut my strips and sewed the strip set pieces together.

Each set was cut into individual strips.

Then sewn into a diamond shape. 

Following Jan Krentz's instructions, I made a smaller diamond shape to use as a guide. I cut out small diamonds out of scraps and used a glue stick to make the template.  I then numbered each strip so I wouldn't make a mistake while sewing the diamonds together. The smaller piece is used to help line up proper placement while pinning the strip sets. 

Here is my completed diamond.  Perfect points!!! 

I then blocked each diamond set.

And here is the center block! All I can say is Wow... It was very easy. Great instructions.  Can't wait till its finished.


  1. It looks great! The colours you picked work really well together. I just started a miniature one of these to try out the technique - hope it turns out this well.

  2. Can you please share the link to the online class for your lovely lonestar quilt?

  3. Hi Mary.... You should be able to click on the link in the post, but if not here it is..


    If it doesn't work do a search for: Jan Krentz Teaches You to Make a Lone Star Quilt

  4. The lone star looks fab and the feather quilting just sets it off.