It was a good morning. My hard work the evening before had set me ahead of schedule on the day’s tasks, and I felt satisfied with life. A text message came and the day got even better: my Lucky Lone Star Quilt was done! I raced to pick it up, bring it home, spread it out in my living room… and then I danced a happy dance.
First of all, that blue! It is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made with color in a quilt. But the purpose of these photos is to show off Melissa’s gorgeous quilting. The question I asked when planning and making the quilt top decided the quilting as well; I looked at it and saw traditional orange peel quilting in the star and modern straight lines in the blue background. (Edited to add: blue solid is a Moda Bella solid, number 9900 167, Amelia Blue)
I was lucky enough to have the perfect amount of plaid fabric left to make a binding. Soon I’d finished the quilt (followed, I must admit, by another little happy dance). Really, quilting is such a personal and creative experience; so much of us goes into them! It’s wonderful when a quilt makes my soul bubble over with joy, and this one does that every time I look at it.
I make a lot of quilts. I hope this is one that my children keep when I’m gone.
This lucky lone star quilt is a sister quilt to my Mod Lone Star quilt. Lucky has smaller, and more diamonds in it and the quilt itself is just a little bit smaller. Both quilts use the same technique with beautiful results. (pattern information below!!)
I told Melissa what I wanted in the star and in the background, but the borders were hers to decide. She added a beautiful feather design in the top and bottom borders of the quilt. I love her choice and her quilting adds to my feeling that this is, indeed, my lucky lone star quilt.
More good news: the pattern is also finished and available now in my Craftsy shop! This is a fun project, and videos to aid in making one are currently in production. You can download the pattern, then choose fabrics and watch this space for more information about a quilt along and videos!
I hope you will sew along, but even more than that, I wish for you some lucky moment that makes you dance a happy dance.