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)


  1. Very, very pretty Carol. I have a book on large one block stars that lend themselves to applique additions. They always turn out just so very pretty.

  2. Carol this is my favorite of your quilts so far! It's just sew pretty!

  3. This is simply amazing! I really love the light colours and applique.

  4. beautiful quilt, wonderful colors, the best!