Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hitch Your Flowers to a Star

This is the quilt that is shown in my header - Hitch Your Flowers to a Star - that I finished in 1988.  It is machine satinstitched appliqued and hand quilted.  I found the idea in an old Quilt magazine that used a large star with an applique in each empty block.  The blocks are large - about 17 1/2 inches square - with a wide sashing and border that is quilted with a feather row 
The center of the quilt with a feather motif quilted on each point around the block.

More of the blocks in the quilt.  I quilted motifs in the centers of the designs that had a space.
In later years, I did the wallhanging over the bed from some of the leftover fabric that I still had and machine quilted it.  I have always loved this quilt and have had it on the bed for lots of years.  (Click to enlarge)