Patriotic Lone Star, ~74" square, pieced by Jill Scherer, quilted by Jackie Smith
Jill Scherer says that she makes a new patriotic quilt each year, which she displays on July 4th. In her Patriotic Lone Star, carefully-placed values of red and blue give amazing depth and movement and create a luminous glow. The quilt is based on the Lone Star Salute quilt pattern and fabrics by Jinny Beyer (scroll down for the pattern link).
You might think that this quilt, with its many diamond shapes, is difficult to piece. However, you only have to create strip sets, then cut the pieced strips on a 45-degree angle to make rows of diamonds. The rows of diamonds are then pieced together, aligning the seams. Check out the method in the easy-to-follow video tutorial below.
As of this writing, the Lone Star Salute pattern and kit are available at jinnybeyer.com.
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2015 Arizona Quilters' Guild show.