Friday, December 13, 2013

Hawthorne Hues and a Lone Star Quilt

Hawthorne Hues by Hawthorne Threads
A new line of solids! Presenting Hawthorne Threads own line of solid fabrics ~ Hawthorne Hues ~ a collection that will compliment the modern quilter's stash, one that feels young, fresh, and exciting.

There are 24 glorious and saturated colors to fit the mood of virtually any project and the collection is available in yardage and Fat Quarter Bundles.  Swatch Rings are also available and no doubt very helpful to have on hand when choosing colors.

Hawthorne Hues - from top to bottom:
Plum, Avocado, Goldenrod, Red, Turquoise, Silver, and Black.
I was very excited to receive a complimentary fat quarter bundle of the whole collection.  The bundle looked like a rainbow of pretties and were smooth and soft to touch, but I really wanted to see for myself what the fabrics were like to work with.  And so, I chose seven colors (pictured above), got out my rotary cutter and made my first (half) Lone Star Quilt ~ 

Ta dah!  The Lone Star was strip pieced in small sets - from fat quarters - and the fabric behaved beautifully. Piecing the strip pieces together was a little trickier and it was a bonding experience for my seam ripper and I. Once I got the general idea of how to match the seams it was a breeze, alas my Lone Star was just about done. The fabric tolerated my sewing, seam ripping and re-sewing very very well!

I have quilted this quilt with an overall grid - again - creating a modern and contemporary look for this very traditional quilt design.

For the back of the quilt I have used a popular design - Cardinal Stagger - from the recently released Charley Harper collection. Every quilt needs a great quilt back ...

This quilt is for sale and is listed in my Etsy Store.

You will find the listing here:  Modern Baby Quilt.

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With thanks to Charlie and Lindsay from Hawthorne Threads for the bundle of Hues.

Perhaps a bigger Lone Star Quilt is in my future. Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. A beautiful little quilt.
    Loving that bundle of solids!!
    Andi x

  2. Beautiful! And so glad to read a review of the Hawthorne Hues. I received a swatch ring yesterday, but was anxious to hear from someone who has used them

  3. Absolutely beautiful it😍

  4. I love the half star. What a stand out.

  5. I love this so much. Just beautiful.

  6. Your piecing is so incredibly precise - and there's no hiding with solids! Beautiful work!

  7. I really love this quilt - I was contemplating learning how to do a lone star quilt via Craftsy and this has just made up my mind. I love the way you have done just half - so stylish!

  8. OMG totally wonderful! I would love to try my hand at a loan star quilt!!
    Did you use a pattern or tutorial? Any info on the how to of this quilt would be great and I would be ever so thankful!!

  9. Wow, this is such a clever and striking placement of the lone star!!! I absolutely love it. And I agree with the above comment - would love to see a pattern for this!! :)

  10. i'd love to know more about the fabric. how do these solids compare to others on the market? is the fabric more similar to kona or art gallery?

  11. Very clever. Really like this.

  12. Amazing quilt, love the fabrics. You are always an inspiration...

  13. A great use of colour and design.

  14. Beautiful! I love everything about this, including the striped binding and those gorgeous canaries! What a knock-out baby quilt.

  15. This is really beautiful, Rita! Years ago, one of the first things I tried was a lone star quilt. I got about halfway done and gave up, not knowing at that time that half a lone star would actually make a beautiful quilt. This is stunning. Of course I love it extra much because it is solids!!!

  16. I love this quilt what beautiful colours !

  17. Thank you so much for such a lovely write up Rita! As ever, your use of color and form amazes me. We are so glad to know you enjoyed working with our new solids!

    Happy Sewing,


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