I have really been enjoying running up a few machine pieced quilts lately. For years all I have been doing is applique but this year I have decided to get back to my routes & turn my hand to some more traditional quilt designs as well as the applique, if only just to keep my skills up to par!
I saw a wonky Lone Star quilt on Pintrest that sparked my imagination so, any excuse to head to the fabric shop I went with a colour scheme in mind & got to work. Of course I came out of the shop with totally different colours then I had in mind but you get that . . .
My intention was to make it in bright oranges & pinks but I fell in love with these very femine delicate colours.
It was a fabulous challenge as all the angles in the diamonds are cut on the bias so it all gets quite stretchy when you sew it together – it required delicate hands & lots of pinning! Using vintage linens & some Liberty Lawn only added to the drama!
Quilting it was another challenge (although I have to confess I didn’t quilt it) but deciding how to quilt it was tricky! But on the advise of my very talented quilter it has come up a dream.
so, there it is . . . finished in all its girly loveliness.