This is the Queen Size Lone Star Quilt Yvonne, my quilt teacher, machined pieced. Friends from Weaver Mennonite Church quilted this blanket by hand as a gift for me over 20+ years ago. This is when I lived in Pennsyl-Tucky and where the quilt was made.
The trick to sewing a quilt like this is cutting the exact same sized pieces and sewing a quarter of an inch seam with each piece, so the quilt will flatten evenly when it is on a bed (or a shed…for taking pictures). If the piecing is off or the sewing is not spot on, the quilt will pucker like a little fabric volcano at the center of the quilt.
As you can see, Yvonne is a gifted seamstress, quilt template design arrangement extraordinaire, excellent at using engaging colors, and a master hand quilter!
This is why I fell in love with her quilts, and this is where the seed of desire was planted to make something just as warm and homey for my family.
I give thanks for Yvonne and her craftsmanship abilities, and her patience with me (and my little ones) back in the day! I give thanks for talented people who can use their gifts to bless and teach others. I know my life has been blessed in several ways by knowing Yvonne.
Hope the pieces of your life are coming together!