Somehow she knew. Good friends are like that. I've always wanted a Lone Star quilt but have never tackled one. I know there is an 'easy' method of strip piecing so you don't have to deal with all bias edges, but still. Tracey's piecing is perfect and I love it that she used a natural linen as the background.
There is a huge contrast in texture here: the star is made of buttery soft Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks voile that just begs for you to pet it! And those points are all neatly contained in the (by comparison) rather coarse linen. Dreamy!!
Just look at those colours...I hadn't seen many of these prints in real life yet and I can't believe the gorgeous intensity of the colours. I can see now why so many people are embracing the voile for quilts, both for colour saturation and the amazing hand.
Thank you so much Tracey for noticing I was reading about a lone star quilt in this book, for making me this gorgeous quilt from such special fabric and for being such wonderful, supportive friend!
Speaking of supportive, do you know about Tracey's endeavour Quilt Hope In? I am in awe of how she turned inspiration into action and set up a charitable Etsy shop where 100% of purchase prices go directly to support expectant mothers and children in Haiti. Do you have a quilt you'd like to donate? Looking to buy one? Visit the blog for all of the info!