The beauty of a Lone Star lies in its radiating color and precise piecing. Study the Lone Star Diamond Point Layout in planning your color selection. Placing two or three fabrics together of the same color family, but of different values - light, medium, dark - will make your star appear to glow. Also keep the color of the background in mind because you will want your star, especially the points, to have a strong contrast. Exercise patience in planning, cutting, and piecing. Desert Stars was originally published in Leaflet #6698 Quilts that Honor Tradition.