I've got my plan for my real Lone Stars. No more practicing! I'll be using 2.25 inch strips of fabric using the entire width of fabric.
Most of the fabric I purchased was in the form of fat quarters and the yardage I had was mostly chopped up. So, I had to go to the fabric store yesterday.
For the traditional quilt I needed whites. Most of other other fabric in the star wasn't used or used sparingly in the rest of the quilt.
I was worse off with the modern fabrics and had to find four more fabrics. And the background fabric. I picked a very dark gray. 2 of the blocks that I've pieced don't work on the gray background so I may redo them. That's what happens when I make up the quilt as I go. Luckily there are easy blocks.
Today I'm prepping the fabrics so I'll be ready to go next weekend.
For the traditional quilt I'm following the colors in the original quilt so it was easy. For the other star, I've rearranged the color sequence more than I want to admit. The fabric is cut now so I'm committed.
As I've been practicing I've discovered that the colors I pick for the stars always turn out better than I think they will so I should be OK.