Icy Strips Lone Star Quilt

By: The Purl Bee
Icy Strips Lone Star Quilt
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Even if it isn't winter, you can bring a sense of relaxation and coolness into your home with the help of the Icy Strips Lone Star Quilt. With the right fabric, this will easily become one of your favorite vintage quilt patterns with its natural elegance and classic star quilt pattern. You won't have to worry about how clean this pattern will look because the tutorial breaks down in steps how to make the individual star quilt blocks. Refreshing your home doesn't mean you have to spend money; such a beautiful pattern is a perfect example of the value of scrap strip quilts.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size22 inches wide x 22 inches long

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePieced


The Lone Star quilt block pattern is one of the oldest and most easily recognizable to Americans. There are many variations of these quilt block patterns, including stars that have six points, eight points, or more.

Lone Star isn't the only name for these quilt blocks, though. This pattern has been referred to The Star of Bethlehem, The Blazing Star, The Morning Star, and was also known the Mathematical Star in England and on the East Coast.

Before the age of sewing machines, these quilt block patterns required a high degree of aptitude to complete, because every little diamond has bias edges. Not to mention the triangles and corners are typically set in with the "Y" seam, so if the quilter was not careful, she could easily end up with a cock-eyed or crooked star. In fact, one might be able to find such handmade stars in an antique shop, because such handmade quilt blocks are incredibly rare these days.

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I love how subtle this pattern is - very classy!

This project would not open, sad.

This is beautiful


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