Out of all my finished quilts this is my second most favorite. I'm not really a pastel person, or a purple person, but for some reason those were the colors I picked and I still like them.
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The pattern name is "O My Stars Quilt", I named my quilt "My Feathered Star Quilt", I know not very clever. It really deserves a better name.
This is a nice queen size quilt, 89" X 95".
This pattern is from a Leisure Arts Book, Stars in a Twinkling. I didn't notice until I started writing this blog, this book doesn't list a designer....how odd, someone had to come up with this pattern.
Here's a secret when picking out a medallion style pattern. If you have plain borders between each pieced border, you can make adjustments when your blocks don't end up being that perfect required size.
I started making this quilt in a class. For two different afternoons we worked on the center block. It was a nightmare, the chairs were about 6 inches too low for the sewing tables, the irons were worthless and there was no room to spread out. Plus those little triangles making up the feathers, they were a horrible size, something like 1 and 7/16ths of an inch! So I get it done and it's not a pretty sight, nothing I would want to spend the time and effort putting 8 borders around.
After mulling over my options I decided to make the center star again, at home, in the comfort of my sewing room, with the large sewing space and comfy chair, that's the right height. I'm so glad I did, it took an entire day but it turned out much better. So the center feathered star in this quilt was my second effort.
She did a different pattern in each border.
After I made my new center star, I decided I was done with the class. I did check in every now and then to see how the others were progressing, but I sewed the rest of it at home.
This is post number 98, I'm getting closer to my 100th post! I hope you're able to come back and check out my most favorite quilt and my giveaway.