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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The other feathered star


We were given hand outs for 2 distinctly different types of Feathered Stars.  I made one at the workshop and wanted to make the other just for the knowledge of construction.  This one is far from perfect but I have the general idea of the places I need to be more careful if I did another one.  That is a BIG IF too!  The background in the large print is a rich royal purple and it looks very blue on my monitor.

21 comments:

Jackie said...

It is beautiful! I have to say that if I remember correctly, when I took Marsha's class, I don't think I completed the whole star. It is in a project bag somewhere. Maybe I ought to finish it. I really do love a feathered star, but they certainly aren't the easiest of blocks to piece.

Beth said...

Another great star...

Beth-Near Chicago

Sewing Junkie said...

I know this isn't your style of block, but well done anyway. Sometimes a change of pace does us good. Great looking block. Chris

jacquie said...

a star like that is a real skill builder! it's beautiful!

karenfae said...

I made a Christmas Table Topper with a large feathered star in the middle and had trouble with it, it came out in the end but not without a little but of seam ripper involved!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Sue said...

Wow I am impressed. I don't even try triangles!

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Very nice job on the feathered star. Lots of tiny pieces for sure. I've only made one feathered star, and even though it was a 20-inch block for a medallion, it gave me grief!

Vicky F

Sam said...

Last time I made a feathered star was in the 90s for a group project and they didn't let my star join the club.
You go, girl!

imquilternity said...

It's a beauty! And, the background fabric you picked is just perfect. It looks as though it's already been quilted. I don't blame you for not wanting to make another one, since they are a lot of work for ONE block! lol

Anonymous said...

Looks perfect to me. Color is gorgeous on my monitor. I can see why you say" IF if did another one". Precision stitching for Feathered Star is for those who really love it. Great reward when completed.

J~MT

Wendy said...

The colors you chose are gorgeous! This is my favorite block of the two. This would make a lovely candle mat.

Cameron said...

Such intricate sewing! You do such a great job. I haven't tried anything with such small pieces yet, may need to get more new glasses. Another great one.

Quilting4U said...

Well, if it is not perfect, I could not tell! It is so eye catching, I venture to say that no one would notice if it wasn't perfect, I sure didn't! I love it!

Cathi said...

That block is so beautiful -- the fabrics, the design -- everything!

Laura said...

Very pretty!

Patty said...

That's a beautiful block. I love the flower centered in the middle. I never think about doing that when I start cutting fabrics.

Karen S said...

I think that the feathered star is the most beautiful of all the traditional blocks. I love the flower in the center of yours. Nice work!

Quiltdivajulie said...

IF would be the operative word for me as well. LOVELY to look at but I suspect I would tire of the precision very quickly (or else it would take a verrrrrrrrrrrrry long time to make enough blocks to create a flimsy).

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

the colors are fantastic!! looks great wanda!

Muddling Through said...

It IS a beautiful block, but I don't see it anywhere in my future. :) I have enough trouble with squares.

Chris said...

I love the fabrics you selected. Very regal!