I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...
I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my great grandmother, two grandmothers, and my Mom when I was barely in grade school and I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s and worked for a major quilt book publisher as Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief for 5 years. Now I have my own business, designing quilts and tote bags and anything else that strikes my fancy. Go to www.joyofsewingandquilting.blogspot.com to see my projects and whatever else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you'd like to make in my Craftsy store!
The Lone Star pattern is a favorite with quiltmakers and so are baskets. What a natural to combine these two design elements in a single block. Rotary-cut everything you need for these three wall hanging variations and strip-piece the stars.
Extensive directions include lots of tips to ensure piecing success. In Christmas prints, it's a poinsettia basket but try it in garden florals or country prints for an entirely different look.
Poinsettia Baskets Quilt: 41-1/4" square
Baskets All Around Quilt: 28-1/2" square
Poinsettia Baskets Runner: 23-1/4" x 53-3/4"