My Lonestar Mini quilt for the Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt swap heads to the post office this afternoon.

Lonestar Mini

I’m a big fan of this tutorial for a Lonestar Block from the Hopeful Homemaker. Don’t try it without starch unless you have magic at your fingertips and in your sewing machine.  The starch is SO helpful for keeping your fabric from shifting and losing your points.

I’m not a design expert, but I prioritized matching the outer edges over the center points. I originally wanted my center points perfect, but my mistakes showed up more on the outer shape of the star. I unpicked, focused on matching the outer seams, and was much happier with the result.

Lonestar Mini

I put a little Amy Butler on the back and straight line quilted with some Aurifil. Now, off she goes to my partner!


Quilt Stats
Size: 17″ x 17″
Fabrics on front: Petal and Plume by Bari J and Art Gallery blenders
Fabrics on back: Amy Buter from the Love line for Westminister fabrics
Binding: blue from my stash
Thread: pieced with Aurifil 2024 and quilted with Aurifil 2600 – both 50wt.


Linking with Amanda Jean for the list of Friday Finishes.


  1. Heather @ QA Creations

    The colors you choose worked really well to show off the design.  I’ll definitely check out that tutorial, since I am unfortunately not your partner… 

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