Saturday, 29 November 2014

A piece of HISTORY with some French influx

I’m not sure still about the outside 

blocks for the corners, but the draft

 looks about like this.

Couple of months ago I won a Jelly Roll of Moda Paisley Park from Kansas Troubles Quilters. Honestly, I love, LOVE this fabric design! But... such a fabric needed a pattern with some historic air about it and I’m not good at following instructions and copying somebody’s design. So I was struggling with ideas. 

 Finally I did choose the Lonestar. It’s historic and at the same time gives plenty of  freedom for adjustments as sqeezing a full size quilt out of one Jelly Roll is basically impossible.  

After some twiddling with diamond shapes I realised that I need one more colour and the only one (hardly) suitable from my stash was some vintage French fabric (SOULEIADO, BY SOCIETE CHARLES DEMERY "TISSU") which was lurking in my stash for few decades. So Lonestarfom Kansas will have some nice French twist.

Now with this little French influx I had enough diamond shapes for my Lonestar. This is the first block done. I like it a lot so far. (CHARLES DEMERY fabric is 4th row from the right).  The rest of fabric is Paisley Park by Moda.


  1. You've definitely achieved a vintage feel - the fabrics and colours are very well matched. I love these diamond based stars (but not brave enough to try one!)

  2. The Paisley Park fabrics look like they were just waiting to be friends with charles Demery Ann! This is going to be a very beautiful quilt!