Sunday, August 16, 2015

AQ01: Antique Blue Stars

The big reveal of the Mystery Quilt bundle!

I should've checked the weather before making that last post - who knew it was going to rain for 5 days? But finally, yesterday, the clouds parted and we laid out the quilts (in 97 deg direct sunlight - ouch!).  The photos aren't the best because we were working in oppressive heat, and I didn't want to tug and pull at the fragile tops anymore than necessary.

So, on with the quilt show!


Blue and off-white quilt
hand-pieced and machine-stitched
Has brown spots on one end

This is the first of the ten quilts in the bundle. The blue stars were hand-pieced, but the larger blocks were machine-stitched together.

Washed out a little in the bright light

Close-up of the front

No longer for sale

Back of the block
I like how the background of the pieced stars is whiter than the alternating blocks.  Intentional or not, it really makes the stars pop out!

Another close-up of the stars.
I'm sure this quilt has a better name than "blue stars", but I can't reach my copy of Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.  Any idea?


  1. can't wait to see the rest..........amazing......and thanks for the pic of the star on the back too.........

  2. Thank you, Chooky. The rest are more colorful and are so different from each other 😊


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