Lone Star Sampler- Mc Calls Quilting

Rarely does the sun and the moon align just right that 2 of my quilts are featured in different magazines the same month. So February 2014 must be lucky for me.
Check out McCall's Quilting January/February 2014 
issue to
see my Lone Star Sampler quilt.

I am not much of a wine drinker and I am not a huge 
fan of the color purple, but as soon as I saw the 
Vin Du Jour by 3 sisters,
 I couldn't resist.

 I set forth to see what I could do with a Jelly roll. 
This collection has the perfect balance of lights and darks. 
Almost exactly half darks and half mediums/lights making the combinations of values endless.
 I  started playing with a lone star block to see how many
 different color studies I could do using the 
light and darks to determine the the pattern.

 Strip piecing the sections and reversing some of the strips makes this quilt look more difficult that it really is.
Which is your favorite star block?
 I am torn between
 block 1, row 1
and block 3, row 2 or
possibly block 1, row 3.


By the time I had finished the stars I had fallen in love with the grape tonal all over and
had to use it for some of the backgrounds.

Lone Star Sampler: 2 1/2" Precut Jelly Roll™ Strip-Pieced Quilt Pattern
image provided by McCalls Magazine
To read more about this issue, click here. I hope you enjoy this quilt as much as I did making it.

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