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Designer Inspiration

Ever since I saw my first Lone Star quilt in a library book in 1972, I have been drawn to Lone Stars. Shortly thereafter, I made my first of a half-dozen traditional Lone Star and Broken Star quilts. Fast forward to 1987 when I wrote my first book on Lone Stars, Shining Star Quilts.

One of the quilts in my book, , had a block that inspired my pattern for . It had black diamonds down the long diagonal of the block and rings that were a shade darker on one side of the block than they were on the other side. I don’t think anyone noticed the shading because it was pretty subtle. I always wanted to make another quilt based on that idea, but using a more substantial difference in values.

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