Tuesday, 9 June 2015

still the star of the show!

This week 
I put my lone star all back together again!

a clothesline and a sunny day! 

piecing the binding

I took my finished Lone Star quilt top along to our Monday Modern group for 'show & tell' last night, {lots of inspiring pics here @ the modern monday photo pool}.
Admittedly, there's nothing 'modern' about this quilt top with it's traditional pattern & old fabrics! But  - it did prompt an interesting discussion around what one actually does with those unfinished projects, and also what some of us I can do with a dated fabric stash!
The original fabrics in this quilt date well back to '85, lots of little small scale prints, goodness, fabrics and tastes have certainly changed over the years! But after trying to give this quilt top a bit of a makeover, I'm glad I opted for not changing the integrity of the original quilt - well, not too much anyway - by leaving the star untouched!
I have been chain piecing together leftovers from those old fabrics & some blending scraps from my basket for the binding. I used a 2" acu angle ruler to then cut my binding strips - I've had the ruler for ages but never used it before! It was very handy lining up the diagonals prior to slicing! Hope you had some time to sew this week too!

a bit more #29
pop on over to Megan's 
another Monday Modern group member who writes here 
... an interesting dilemma! 

Linking up for another 'show & tell' over here at ihavetosay
and over at Lily's Quilts here at the small blog meet
and then with Lee for WiP Wednesday here

* Edit: just found an excellent Lone Star tutorial
here at moda bake shop


  1. Looks good Linda - love main background fabric and your binding is going to be great.

  2. I love what you did to give that old WIP a new life. Giving it a more interesting background to lay on and adding some pop with a bold red border was ingenious. Makes a great Man Quilt. Our guild is collecting for our local veterans hospital's long term care patients so I am focused on masculine themes right now. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    1. Oh thank you so much! It was a bit stressful at times there... it nearly all ended up back in the wardrobe! Cheers, Linda

  3. I missed the beginning of this project, but I sure like the end. I too have a pre-modern stash to deal with; lots of design challenges.knitnkwilt.wordpress.com

  4. Way to revive an older WIP! I have "some" older fabrics (ahem, quite a few) and try to mix them into more modern projects- but sometimes it works, and sometimes, not so much.

  5. That replacement fabric is perfect for that quilt. The star is so beautifully pieced it needs to be on display rather than in the bottom of the wardrobe. I would be interested in a demo of the 2"acu ruler at the next meeting (or sometime). Sounds interesting.

  6. Not really my type of project but I like your color placement and thumb up for working on old WiP!


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