Colorful Quilts to Brighten Your Day

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Big Star Quilt

Is there a certain type of quilt that when you see it, you just can’t help but smile? For me it’s quilts with bold, bright colors! Those bright colors seem to spread hope and joy like a ray of sunshine. Here’s a few bright quilts from my renters. This is Mary’s Lone Stars quilt. I…

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Judy’s Lone Star Wallhanging

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Judy works at one of my local quilt shop gems, Among Friends Quilt Shop. She made this patriotic Lone Star wallhanging using the Quiltsmart interfacing that helps keep all those pesky bias edges tamed. I love the fabrics Judy chose for this quilt. Judy likes simple designs and leans toward more traditional almost hand quilted…

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Bonnie’s Lone Star is on the Frame, and Debbie’s Batik Star is Ready for the Spotlight!

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Bonnie has been incredibly patient waiting on me to assemble her Lone Star quilt. It needed setting squares and triangles. The star itself was made out of a gaggle of fiber types some of which had really stretched out of whack. To say it was a bit of a challenge is an understatement. I ended…

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Lone Star vs. Star of Bethlehem: Which Name Do You Prefer?

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I’ve got to say that I cringe a little when I get a lone star quilt in. I love them, but they are incredibly difficult to piece. You’ve got bias edges everywhere and trying to get everything to lay flat can be challenging for even the most experienced piecer. If the Lone Star doesn’t lay…

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Bettye’s Lone Star

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Show and Tell is my absolute favorite time during my local quilt guild meeting. All that eye candy is just wonderful! I love seeing how much talent all the women around me have- they are amazing! Well, there is one lady in my guild who rarely shares her quilts during Show and Tell. I’ve always…

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