This lone-star quilt kit was in with my Grandma's sewing stash. My mom ended up with a lot of Grandma's sewing stuff when she moved to assisted living a while back. And my sister ended taking this project home and piecing it together. I love how it turned out!
I did a funky split feather in the corners and corner to corner in the star.
I was worried about how wonky this thing was going to be to quilt--all those diamonds were pieced individually- lots of biased edges going on here! Everything was going very well until I got about half-way down the quilt, when it became very apparent that I was going to have to make a tuck! This was my first time attempting a tuck, and after reading Jenny's tutorial I decided to go for it!
I ended up tucking in about 3 inches of extra fabric in the middle of both setting triangles. I took an 1.5 inch tuck and tapered it in to the point of the setting triangle. (in the top photo- the tuck is in the top and bottom setting triangles)
It turned out pretty well and was not too scary to do. I did hand stitch the tuck down after I quilted it so it is barely noticeable. However, the quilt does have an hourglass shape to it--not sure how one would have avoided that. So it is not perfect by any means, but considering the circumstances, I'm still pretty happy with the way it turned out. I guess that's why they don't sell lone star kits anymore--they sell jelly-rolls and strip-piece them! (Better off Thread has a tutorial here.)
We are going to be giving this quilt back to Grandma- all finished!