This is the eighth year for project quilting and the challenge theme for this week, "8 is Great", was perfect.
I was inspired to make an 8 pointed Lonestar. I designed the layout in EQ7 and added 8 New York Beauty blocks and 8 distorted New York Beauty blocks.
The Lonestar was the fastest part to put together. I used strip piecing and it went together in a couple hours.
I used all my brightest rainbow batiks! The next row of New York Beauties was also pretty quick, had them done in one night. The last row of distorted New York Beauties took the longest with all those pieces in the outer ring. The end of my week had me up late every night in order to finish by the deadline, but it was definitely worth it.
No time for fancy quilting on this one. Just stitch in the ditch for now around the major sections. Maybe later I will go back and put in some free motion in the stars. But this week didn't allow for any fancy free work.
This one measures approximately 38.5 inches square. Started and finished in one week in Lake City, SC. It's my first finish for the year and my new favorite quilt!
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