Feathered StarsApril 8, 2008
These are the remains of a grand plan I once had. I was going to make a feathered star quilt with 16 feathered stars These stars were to be pieced all by hand as I did not have a sewing machine at the time. We are talking about 1996 here. I had so much trouble with these stars.
The first star ended up flying through the clouds. We were living in a condo on the 23rd floor at the time. I loved to take my sewing basket out on the balcony to sew. Well, one day the wind whipped up and whisked my first block over the railing and off to who knows where. Later in the day I looked around down on the ground but there was no sign of it.
Block number 2, the top one above, came out ok so I proceeded on to block number three. It wasn’t until I had finished block number 3 that I realized 2 and 3 were no where near the same size. Bummer! I didn’t know any tricks at the time for adjusting block sizes so I gave up the whole quilt idea.
I quilted and bound the two completed stars separately and they now hang in the kitchen. I occasionally think I’ll start over again on the feathered star quilt and see if I could rise to the challenge now that I have more experience.