I am just so excited to be a featured chef over at the Moda Bake Shop today with my newest quilt: Jellied Lone Star. Inspired by the Hopeful Homemaker’s Lone Star Tutorial. I expanded the concept to include both pre-cut jelly roll strips as well as a no Y-seam method to sew the star together!
It’s a lengthy tutorial but while at first glance it looks quite challenging it comes together so wonderfully and you’ll have a beautiful lone star medallion measuring 59″ x 59″.
My favorite part about this pattern is that it’s a traditional design revisited with a contemporary spin. That spin being no Y-seams and strip piecing rather than lengthy English paper piecing or cutting and piecing 400 individual pieces.
One thing that makes today really gratifying is that my very first quilt (which I am laying under while writing this post) was a Moda Bake Shop tutorial, so that’s really where I got my start quilting so it’s a full circle that makes me thankful for the supportive online community that cheers on each other’s successes. Jellied Lone Star was quilted edge to edge by Brenda Bergdoll at the Fabric Stash in Charlton MA.
Some of you may remember you’ve seen this star before, though a bit smaller in my rainbow grunge quilt with the arrows that made me a bit frustrated…
You can read more about that project in my post about what happens when you print paper piecing patterns scaled down. I also released that fun paper piecing arrow pattern for free on Craftsy.
In designing these two quilts quilt one thing I was surprised that I couldn’t find online was printable for coloring your own lone star design. After creating one to use myself to write up the tutorial I thought this would be a neat download to share with everyone!
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