Mar 09 11
I spent most of last weekend creating a different type of feathered star quilt. This one is made of 4 large blocks and here’s the center of one block as I worked on it last weekend: (Sorry about the lighting issues)
This quilt’s “flavor” is kind of understated, so I don’t think it would be effective to do much decorative thread work in these block centers. My thread choices were pretty subtle compared to what I normally do! I did add a layer of trapunto only because I thought the quilt was kind of boring without it. Here’s a shot of the backside of one block:
And here’s what a full block looks like…now you can start to see why I called it a different type of feathered star quilt:
I really like how the curves of the feathers make the star look as if it’s dancing! This quilt is really simple. Once you piece the 4 large blocks together, you get:
I liked this pretty well, but it looks even better once a small pinwheel of feathers is added to the intersection of the 4 blocks:
…and here’s the finished top:
This was very fun to make and it went together lickity-split!