Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tinsel Time

I held off until after school started, but this Christmas project could wait no longer. As soon as I saw Cotton & Steel's fun Tinsel* line at Spring Market, I knew it would be perfect for making Lynne's Lonestar Circle quilt from my book. I'll be teaching this quilt for two local guilds in the coming months and I needed a full-sized sample. Students will have the choice of making a mini like the three I've made, or this 55" square version.  I'll also provide info on fabric requirements for creating a radiating design with only 5 fabrics plus background, or using two alternating colour ways like I did in this Tinsel version and this mini version.  Fact: the full size is more forgiving and actually an easier make than those mini versions!

>Tinsel Lonestar Circle

I've got a folkart-inspired appliqued tree skirt that I've loved for years but after seeing the Tinsel fabric in all it's amazing cuteness, I thought I'd try and make this project and transform it into a new tree skirt.  Then this incredible stroke of luck happened....

Tinsel Lonestar Circle

The centre points turned out perfectly. This is part careful planning, measuring, pinning and sewing, but also part quilting voodoo. How can I cut that gorgeous centre star right outta there? Not happening. 

Tinsel Lonestar Circle

Hello, new holiday table cloth.

8 comments:

Esther Dunn said...

Love it!! Just recently finished my mini from Quilt at Sea which turned out awesome thanks to your "mark the intersections" tip for perfect points.

paulette said...

WOW!! Amazing quilt!

Sarah Vanderburgh said...

Beautiful! I have some Tinsel fabric too - but it's still staring at me from the shelf :)

Kay said...

Absolutely stunning. x

LethargicLass said...

Hilarious! But I agree, to cut would be crazy LOL... it is beautiful Krista :)

Dianne said...

That star is centersational!!
I'm going to hope for some "quilting voodoo" on the next one I make. I may give the larger version a try. Lord knows I have enough Christmas fabric ;0)

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Leanne said...

No, you sure cannot cut that perfection out. I love this pattern with these fabrics.