Wednesday, September 11, 2019

🌟 My Favorite Quilt Block 🌟 Blog Hop

Hello everyone!  Welcome to my stop on the My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop hosted by Carla at Creatin' In the Sticks.  Thank you so much Carla for letting me participate in this hop!  I hope you all will be sure to visit Carla's blog to enter the drawing she has going after you have visited and commented on the blogs today!



I have had a lot of fun checking out everyone's favorite blocks the past couple days, and no surprise, there have been a lot of star blocks.  I am here to share even more with you!

I am highly attracted to all the star blocks, but really love Lonestar quilts.  I looked the block up in Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns (1993) and it says the name Lone Star first appeared in the Ladies Art Company catalog sometime between 1028 and 1934, as well as in patterns from Ruby McKim and Carlie Sexton in that same time period.  It's quite fun to look through this book and see that the Lone Star name was used for 8 blocks that all look very different from what I associate lonestar with!

It is no joke when I say I am very attracted to this block.  I even use it as part of my business logo!  (For those of you who are new to me, I am a longarm quilter in Walla Walla, WA.)


The logo was inspired by the first lonestar I made, which was for the Picnic Blog Hop a number of years ago.  John (my husband) said he felt I had truely become a quilter after I finished that quilt, and thus felt it is a good representation of me and my business.  Isn't that sweet?  Here is my patriotic lonestar with a denim star backing:


I made a flannel baby quilt for a family friend a few years ago:

This is closer to a Lemoyne Star but it's so similar that I am including it; a tree skirt that I made for my Aunt Carolyn:

Just last year I made this beach quilt:

I recently finished this denim backing for my sister's quilt, only to realize I made the top entirely too small!  So, borders will be happening soon... lol!

The Christmas runner is one I began last year, it's a work in progress.  The tiny blue and white star will become the centernof a spool block for a spool quilt that I have in progress, it's so cute!  The diamonds are about 1/2" big.  And the pretty block behind them all is the barn quilt I painted this summer!  I hosted a class for my guild and we had a lot of fun painting our favorite blocks to hang on our houses.  I believe one even was hung on a barn!

In case anyone is wondering, yes, I y-seam all those corners.  It was one of the first techniques I mastered when I started quilting about 7 years ago, and I have since realized I prefer less seams if at all possible.  We will see how long that lasts!

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope you will visit my fellow bloggers today and please be sure to leave some comment love!  I would like to know, have you made a lonestar quilt?  If so, what colors?  I am always on the lookout for more star goodness in my life!

Thursday, September 12th

Websterquilt
Cynthia's Creating Ark
Nutz 4 Redwork
Quiltsbyjoanne
Ms P Designs USA
Pampered Pettit
Hill Valley Quilter

Have a wonderful day!
~Brandy

Thomas helped me get our newest addition to the sewing machine family in place this last weekend.  This is my great-great-grandmother's machine, a White treadle that I was told was used to make my great-grandma's diapers.  Seems likely, as the patents listed on the machine range from 1877-1890 and Great-Grandma turned 95 this year... I feel quite fortunate that Grandma said I was welcome to have it as I was the only one to recognize what it was!

28 comments:

Mary said...

I love the 2 color star in your Logo. Makes me want to make another Lonestar Quilt. I have also learned to do Y seams. Glad you got you Family Treadle Machine.

Danice G said...

'Love Lonestar quilt block, and yours are all so pretty. On my to-do list for sure.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

All your stars are wonderful, and I really love your logo!

Sharon said...

Beautiful lone star blocks! I've made one, actually a quilt in royal blue, red, and yellow. It isn't finished, since I have a large stack of UFO project and haven't figured out how I want to quilt that one (yet). Thanks for the inspiration!

Carla said...

Your logo says it all. Your favorite block is a great representation of your business, you've really made a lot of Lone Stars. I've only attempted one but would like to make another. I love y seams for some reason. Thank you for the inspiration and joining the hop.

For the love of geese said...

I think I have met my match. Someone who loves a block as much as I love my flying geese. It was so tempting to make a quilt full of flying geese for this hop.Your Lonestars are gorgeous, thank you for sharing.

Carol S. said...

So many gorgeous stars! I've never made a Lonestar block and Y seams are just too scary for me, but you really inspire me with how beautiful they look. Thanks for sharing!

ShirleyC said...

I haven't made a Lonestar quilt, but my mom made several when she was able to quilt. We used ours until it wore out! Yours are all great! The denim one is really neat.

Karrin Hurd said...

I haven't made a Lonestar quilt, but it is on my to do list. Thanks for showing us your beautiful quilts!

Calicojoan said...

I love Lone Star quilts. One of these days...I keep telling myself. You might be pushing me off the cliff though. That day may have to come soon. Beautiful quilts and I "LOVE" your logo!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your stars are gorgeous. Definitely a block on my to do list. Nice antique machine, and even better with the history.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! Those are all great additions to the Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Aurora said...

That's a great block. I love the tree skirt and the beach quilt.

Nancy D said...

I have not made a lone star, but it is on the list. I have made a feathered star, and found a string star quilt that I would love to make. It was very unusual, which is what caught my eye. Maybe I will do a year of stars!

Diantha said...

I have never made a lone star block, but after seeing your different variations I definitely want to make one!

Janice Holton said...

Wow! You are the Lone Star queen! I would love to make one of these someday. They kind of intimidate me. Thanks so much for sharing all of your beautiful makes. :)

Kathy E. said...

You are a Lone Star master! They are all beautiful and I admire how you change them up into different quilt shapes. Yes, I have made one Lone Star mini quilt and I made it using scraps. It hangs in my sewing room!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Awesome work! I've never made a lonestar quilt - those Y-seams scare me!! LOL Thanks for sharing!

teachpany said...

Congrats on the new machine. I wish I had my grandmother's machine. Maybe my cousin will leave it to me, lol. Great block, too. I've started a Lonestar, but need to get it finished. I want to make smaller stars for the corner blocks, and that's where I got stuck. lol.

Stitchin At Home said...

Love your lonestar quilt!

legato1958 said...

Love your Lonestars and helper, Thomas!!
Susie

Susan said...

Wow! Gorgeous star projects!

Charlene McCain said...

What beautiful quilts! I especially like the beach one. You have definitely mastered the Y seam! Thanks so much for sharing your stunning work!

Leah said...

I love lone-star quilts too!! I have made several myself so I can truly understand your love for them. :)

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Beautiful quilts!

tink's mom said...

It is amazing how different each example of this star looks, all wonderful. Congrats on the new addition. its lovely.

Jan Snell said...

Lovely! I love the denim quilt. Looks like you tacked it rather than quilting?

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

So much pretty quiltieness in this post! Thanks so much for sharing! xx