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  • Writer's pictureMegan Best

Lone Star Blog Hop AND Giveaway!

December is my last (for the time being!) post as an Island Batik Ambassador. I am NOT leaving Island Batik, but moving more towards the designer part of their team. Watch for some FABULOUS things coming up. Lots of secret stitching for upcoming magazines and catalogs!

Anyway, this month is all about the Lone Star. I am seeing this quilt design EVERYWHERE. Scroll to the bottom for the giveaway info.

My surprise bundle from our July shipment included this collection of fabrics:

Bamboo Blooms is a stunning collection.

Once I had the collection, I played with Lone Stars in my EQ program.

I kept putting all the colors in and out until I had a color selection I loved.

Since I am a more modern piecer these days, I put my lone star off center and added solid borders rather than pieced ones.

After I got the design down, I strip pieced the fabrics.

A new rotary blade is key here.

Pin if you must to get the points to line up. I am not a pinner, but on occasion I will use one or two.

I set the star with Island Batik solid black. It is BY FAR the best solid black I have ever used. I have bought bolts and bolts of solid black fabrics, so I know what I am talking about. This is the BEST.

I loaded the quilt on one of my Longarm Quilting Machines, My Handi Quilter Avante.

I am going to give this lap quilt for a new baby. I used Hobbs Heirloom batting inside this quilt.

I am quilting it with the most adorable quilting design by Anne Bright, Sea Turtles For Jade. I LOVE it, and can't wait to use it again.

So Cute!!!!

Add a sturdy machine binding, and the quilt is ready to go.

This was a fun a fairly quick project.

Try a lone star, as it is a hot project these days and fun and easy to accomplish.

Now for the giveaway:

Visit all the Ambassadors for their take on a Lone Star quilt!

Week 1:

December 5:

Gail Sheppard, Quilting Gail

December 6:

December 7:

December 8:

December 9:

Visit Island Batik’s Blog for your opportunity to win!

Week 2:

December 12:

December 13:

December 14:

December 15:

December 16:

Visit Island Batik’s Blog for your opportunity to win!

Week 3:

December 19:

December 20:

December 21:

December 22:

December 23:

Visit Island Batik’s Blog for your opportunity to win!

Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik and Hobbs Batting.

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Roxanne Schiffbauer-Sposato
Roxanne Schiffbauer-Sposato
Dec 08, 2022

Beautiful! Those fabrics really set this design off. Love the off-center design.


Dec 07, 2022

This is a great quilt. I love how you set it off center and how it pops on the black background! I, too, think Island Batik makes the very best solids EVER!! The quilting motif is precious and perfect for a baby quilt!


Dec 07, 2022

Love the lone star modern take! And the sea turtles are perfect!!!


Quilting Tangent
Quilting Tangent
Dec 07, 2022

Love the turtles.


Dec 07, 2022

Congratulations on your new position. I will certainly miss your creative work on the Ambassador side. I love your whimsical play with the lone star aquatic theme.

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