It is Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet today. Thank you to Lynne. Well here it is... This Lone Star is partially sewn and up on the design wall while I agonize over choosing a background fabric.
The quilt seems to want to be noisy. Originally inspired by this, it is morphing into my own take. Instead of putting more mini Lone Stars into the corner blocks, I've decided to make Princess Feather blocks instead as they will give the quilt more movement. Am going to applique motifs of some sort in the triangles although I'm not sure whether these will be flowers or animals or some combination of the two.
Like Kelly from Pinkadot Quilts, I used printed interfacing from Quiltsmart that I bought ages ago. You can read her great visual tutorial about the process here or watch a video from the company's owner on Youtube.
A non-stick teflon or silicone pressing sheet is a must for this technique. I started without out one and made a nasty mess of my iron. Once I got into a rhythm, making the diamonds went really quickly. The points all match perfectly and it was very easy to do. Now there will be a brief pause in this quilt's progress until some of my background options arrive in the mail... So far so fun...