This is the fourth block in the Treasure Chest Quilt from Quilt in a Day's facebook page.
My four blocks so far.
I missed the Lone Star sew along that Sue of Quilt Times http://quilttimes.blogspot.com/ held this past Saturday. I guess I'm not ready yet, but I do have my fabric chosen and plan to begin cutting this week. I was going through my quilt magazines looking for a pattern when I came across this ad:
So I visited the Janome USA site, found the pattern and printed it out.
I'm not rushing this project, even though it was a spur of the moment decision to do it. It's an advanced quilt project that has numerous challenges, such as offsetting the strips accurately, then cutting them in a 45 degree angle accurately, and sewing in the set in triangles. I've read that one of the biggest challenges is to not have a puff in the middle of the star after the points are sewn together; in other words having it all come together and be flat. And I am visiting the sites that Sue's quilter friends are mentioning, because every bit of knowledge helps.
I did think about ordering Eleanor Burns's book on the Radiant Star, but a revised edition is coming out this month so I held back. The Janome directions seem to be good, and I do like the applique on this design.