Slowly but surely, projects do get finished up around here!
I made this Lone Star block earlier in the summer as an experiment for potential quilted Christmas gifts. I decided against using Lone Star blocks as a jumping off point for gifts, but I did turn the block into a pillow. I think McKenzie approves, but she'll never get to lay her head on it, so who knows?!
The pillow worked out great on the sofa at our camp! To my eye, the pillow would look better with a larger border around the LS block, but I was using a pillow form I had on hand (16"), so I had to trim the border to fit the pillow. Note to self: for pillows, choose a quilt block size several inches smaller than the desired pillow form, to allow for a larger border around the block.
This table runner was inspired by a blog post and a mini charm pack of LePavot fabrics. I later learned this block setting is also called Patience Corners.
I used fabric from my stash for the blocks and backing. Some straight-line quilting added the right amount of crinkly texture. Binding also from the stash.
Dear Hubby made the oak ice box many years ago. It's a great place for seasonal decorations!
Speaking of seasonal - I did not expect to be making hurricane preparations again in October! Current predictions call for New Orleans to be on the outer edge of the storm, but we are told not to be complacent, as the forecast could change once the storm gets into the Gulf of Mexico. The area where the storm is forecast to go ashore is still recovering from Hurricane Laura, so this is a double whammy. December 1st (the end of hurricane season) can't get here soon enough!