Saturday, July 7, 2012

Seeing Stars

This year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and historian/quilter Barbara Brackman has an excellent blog1812 War and Piecing, to commemorate the anniversary through quilting.  Her newest post addresses various star blocks found in pieces of the time.  It is interesting to note how very little these have changed over the years, though with all the new technology they are certainly easier and quicker to produce than our quilting ancestors would have found them to be.

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Here at The Quilted Purl, there has been some excellent work done with stars recently as the above picture shows.  Unfortunately, Marisol believes the beautiful pillow she made was probably destroyed in the fire last month, but she is already working on another!

Do you like to make four patches?  If so, follow this link to A Quilting Life, for a quick and easy way to do so that almost guarantees perfect points, and a free pattern to make the table topper below.