I am using the beautiful Malam batiks from Jinny Beyer.
They are so soft and are such beautiful colours.
When I am making a lonestar with a lot of different coloured fabric making up the 6 main coloured sections I put them in piles so its easy to choose them.
I then lay them out in the sequence I want them to be sewn onto the lonestar interfacing making sure that I don’t have two dark fabrics either next to each other or on top of each other. This applies to two light coloured fabrics too!
I lay them on the ironing board and iron down one then pin the next one, sew it down, come back and iron it down and then start again.
Sew the background to the points and join 4 points together.
It is really important that you square up the quilt now before you add the additional top and middle pieces.
once the top and middle sections are added you can trim off any excess fabric but your quilt top should be square.
This is as far as I have got so far………….
Okay I finally got back to it and finished the other side reversing the middle rectangles.
I just need too add the background to the star, square up the right section and then attach the end strip, cut off excess fabric and then join the two halves together.
Finished, now to quilt, I am thinking gold thread!!