I finished the 32 blocks of my lone star quilt. Tomorrow I will go buy the fabric for the background and backing (and possibly a border and binding, too).
Before I show you the pics, I'm going to list the fabric requirements for just the lone star. This star is a 58" square as I've laid it out. For my colors, I'll list them a to g going from the center outward.
b (purple and blue) - 5 1/2" (so buy 1/4 yard)
c (lavender and blue) - 8 1/4" (so buy 1/4 yard)
d (light blue on dark blue) - 11" (so buy 3/8 yard)
e (light sea green) - 8 1/4" (so buy 1/4 yard)
f (dark lavender and light blue swirl) - 5 1/2" (so buy 1/4 yard)
g (dark purple) - 2 3/4" (so buy 1/8 yard)
For the broken lone star that I plan on making, the fabric requirements are quite a bit higher. I have my camera at the ceiling and this is as much as I could get in the picture. Once it's all together on a background, I'll take it outside for a pic.
a (medium purple) - 11" (so buy 1/3 yard)
b (purple and blue) - 22" (so buy 5/8 yard)
c (lavender and blue) - 33" (so buy 1 yard)
d (light blue on dark blue) - 44" (so buy 1 3/8 yard)
e (light sea green) - 33" (so buy 1 yard)
f (dark lavender and light blue swirl) - 22" (so buy 5/8 yard)
g (dark purple) - 11" (so buy 1/3 yard)
background - 2 7/8 yard (Six 12.5 inch strips and Two 13 inch strips for the 20 squares and 4 triangles. One of the 13 inch strips will be for two of the triangles and two of the 12.5" squares).
These amounts assume precision cuts by you and the employee cutting your fabric at the store and no mistakes. You will also need more for whatever border or binding you need.
Last night as I was drifting off to sleep, I was thinking about all the ways I could arrange my diamonds. I thought I would share some of them.
You could also make a quilt of the four smaller lone stars just as big blocks to make the quilt, but I didn't lay that one out. I had other ideas last night in bed, but I got tired of laying them out and really these were the most fun.