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Homestead Star Quilt - About the Design

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Homestead Star Quilt - About the Design

Quilt pattern #2 of Plains and Pine is here... The Homestead Star! About the Design Three sets of my great-grandparents were homesteaders on the Northern Plains of Montana. I think of them often especially during the long and harsh Montana winters and wonder how they did it. They came to a completely unfamiliar place and had to build a new life and build everything they needed to survive. I imagine them using what they had on hand to make quilts out of necessity to stay warm during those long winter nights. I can’t imagine the difficulties they faced and overcame so I...

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Big Sky Star Quilt - Tester Versions

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Big Sky Star Quilt - Tester Versions

Quilt pattern testers make the quilt world go round and I had especially good ones test the Big Sky Star pattern.  Two Color Version Three of my testers made the 2 Color version and it's amazing to see the differences of the three. First up - Kim. I was thrilled to have Kim test the Big Sky Star because she makes beautiful Lone Star quilts so I knew she would have especially good feedback.  Instagram: @kim_konen Website Next up - Genna. Genna not only makes beautiful quilts but her quilt photos are so amazing. Her Instagram is one definitely worth following for quilt...

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Big Sky Star Quilt - About the Design

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Big Sky Star Quilt - About the Design

The inaugural pattern of Plains and Pine is here - the Big Sky Star Quilt! I am so excited to share this design with the quilt world. A little background on the design... The Big Sky Star Quilt is a variation of the classic Lone Star design. I've loved Lone Star Quilts as long as I can remember. I grew up on the northern Plains of Montana on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation where Lone Star quilts abound. Giveaways of beautiful hand-quilted Lone Star Quilts are common at basketball tournaments from players on a reservation team to fellow teammates, other teams'...

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