Best of Fons & Porter: Star Quilts

Overview

Star quilts are one of the most popular patterns with quilters, and the sky's the limit when it comes to the variety of star patterns that can be found. Patterns range from simple Ohio Stars to intricate paper foundation pieced designs. Quilts in this book from the editors of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine and its special editions include a spectacular Mariner's Compass, a beloved Lone Star, a unique slanted star, and a variety of other traditional Star patterns for all skill levels. Each quilt is ...

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Overview

Star quilts are one of the most popular patterns with quilters, and the sky's the limit when it comes to the variety of star patterns that can be found. Patterns range from simple Ohio Stars to intricate paper foundation pieced designs. Quilts in this book from the editors of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine and its special editions include a spectacular Mariner's Compass, a beloved Lone Star, a unique slanted star, and a variety of other traditional Star patterns for all skill levels. Each quilt is shown in a lifestyle photograph and an assembly diagram, accompanied by a complete materials list and step-by-step instructions.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Stars are an enduringly popular quilting motif, and this collection, curated by quilting grandes dames Fons and Porter, includes 27 different projects that prominently feature stars. The patterns range from beginner to advanced, techniques include basic patchwork and foundation paper piecing, and several of the patterns require plastic templates or specialized cutting tools. A variation of each design is given in a different color palette, reminding quilters that there's more than one way to look at a quilt pattern. VERDICT Like other books in the "Best of Fons & Porter" series, this is a good value that includes projects suitable for a variety of skill levels, as well as straightforward directions and expert advice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609003784
  • Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 985,626
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Marianne Fons and Liz Porter have been working together for more than 30 years. From teaching quilting classes in the 1970s and 80s, they went on to host the No. 1 quilting show on public television and establish the popular magazine, Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting. They also operate a quilt shop in Winterset, Iowa, and a web site, www.fonsandporter.com.

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Table of Contents

Jewel of the Prairie 6

Stargazing 12

Stars of the Night 16

Teeny Tiny Stars 20

Quilting the Mini 24

Nancy's Fancy 26

Smokey Point Star 30

Folk Art Fancy Stars 36

Friends are Daytime Stars 40

Star of Bethlehem 46

Radiant Blue 54

Aspen Feathered Star 62

European Feathered Star 68

Little Wren 76

Conestoga Star 84

Hunter Star 90

Sowing Seeds 94

Arabella's Courtyard 100

Luminosity Stars 108

Winter Stars 114

Sunburst 120

Mariner's in a Pickle 126

Spice Islands Compass 136

Storm at Sea 144

Ozark Star Table Topper 148

Uneven Star 154

Slanted Stars 160

Techniques

Sew Easy: Trimming Points 11

Sew Easy: Sally's Oversize Custom Cut Triangles 22

Sew Easy: Mitered Border's 23

Sew Easy: Using Tri-Recs™ Tools 45

Sew Easy: Pieced Diamonds 51

Sew Easy: Bias-Strip Piecing 61

Sew Easy: Set-In Seams 73

Sew Easy: Quick Triangle-Squares 74

Sew Easy: Cutting Half-Square and Quarter-Square Triangles 107

Sew Easy: Mirror Images 112

Sew Easy: Making Split Diamonds 116

Sew Easy: Paper Foundation Piecing 135

Sew Easy: Cutting 60° Diamonds & Pyramids 152

Sew Easy: Cutting Hexagons 153

Sew Easy: Uneven Star Point Units 159

General Instructions 164

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