Red and White Feathered Stars

Preparation of the centre blocks is almost complete. All that’s really left is to do is the grading of seams on the first 6 blocks.

It presses beautifully. The final six blocks have had all the seams graded. Why I left it with the first six I have no idea, but it won’t take long and is definitely worth the effort. It will make the quilt drape better, there will be no chance of the red shadowing through to the front and it will make the quilting easier.

I stacked them together for fun. It will be fabulous to see this quilt centre put together, but taking a picture of it will definitely have to wait until we can get out on the roof garden. Which, by the looks of our weather forecast, may not be too far off at all.

Making these blocks has been so much easier than they look, thanks to the perfect stitching lines and matching points of Inklingo, that I’ve got an idea for a completely different feathered star quilt that I’d like to make.

Baxter had to get in on the act of photographing the blocks. Mr. Q.O. labelled this one, “The Critic.”

Although it was Mr. Q.O.’s birthday yesterday, Baxter got a present. One of our neighbours gave this to him. He absolutely loves it and played with it for hours.

9 thoughts on “Red and White Feathered Stars

  1. Your star is gorgeous! I reckon Baxter is holding the block down so it won’t blow away. Kitties love scrunched-up paper on a length of string, don’t they? We used to hang one from a door knob to make a fun toy, when our cats were younger.


  2. Cathie, the star is lovely in red and white. your little stars make me want to go and stitch a couple from out diamond swap right now. Baxter definitely looks like a big boy now. Our girl at 22months is just starting to grow hers, and Spud cleans her!


  3. That quilt will be absolutely stunning!

    Baxter approves, no doubt! But of course when a new toy emerges, he will completely forget about the quilt blocks!


  4. Your center block I assume is your “original” design as I didn’t see it in the Feathered
    Star workbook area. Is it 6″ finished…or larger? This is truly a dazzling block…but mostly because of your “special” touch with the center block! Do you change your thread color, depending on what your stitching…or do you match the background…or the red???? What size thread and kind of thread did you prefer? I have resisted adding anything more to my “wish” list….but I think I will have to buckle…and put this on…in bold type! :-)))))))))))))))))))


  5. These blocks are sooooo gorgeous!! Love them!!! How many do you have done todate? Those points are oh so very sharp! Beautiful work 🙂 Yes Baxter definitely agrees!! Ellyx


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