You were supposed to see my final Lone Star next. I made a cutting error and didn't discover it until too late; I had used all of a few fabrics. So, it was back to the local quilt store.
I was able to find the same, or similar, fabrics except for one - the red and white gingham. I ordered that online (I hate to get fabric online because I want to see the fabric) and went on to the next blocks. After working on the Lone Stars the piecing was easy. I had put the blocks off because of the applique. It wasn't fun and the points are not as sharp as I'd like, but they are done.
This block is the 2nd signature block in the quilt. I haven't decided if I'm going to be adding the signature or not.
Now you can see the background fabric for the quilt. The original blue wasn't quite this bright but it is the closest that I could find. Who knows, the original might have been exactly this color and faded over time. It is Bella Solids Bright Sky.
That's enough applique for now - it's not my favorite. For my more modern version of this quilt I will be thinking up something else to use in it's place - the first time I've done that so far.
The block is 17 x 9 and I think it will be fun to come up with something to use.
In the mean time, my order for the gingham got cancelled because the fabric was out of stock. I took that as sign that it wasn't meant to be and have substituted a pink fabric. It's a shame - I loved the gingham in the Lone Star - but that happens sometimes.
So, now I'm on the Lone Star again and I'm still hoping to get it done by the end of the year. Won't the star pop on the blue fabric?