Friday, July 20, 2018

Feathered Star ~ Ready to Quilt!

I had been wanting to make Rebecca Bryan's Feathered Star pattern since the first time I saw it, but I wasn't sure if I had the necessary skills. But when she announced her Feathered Star Quilt Along a few months ago, I thought it might be an opportunity for me to push myself and upgrade my piecing skills.

I love star quilts in non-traditional settings, and what I really love about the Feathered Star is the black/white stripes that shoot out from the star. I bought the pattern hoping it would be Foundation Paper Piecing (which is my solution to difficult to piece quilts) but discovered it wasn't. I then made my own paper piecing template, but decided not to use it. How would I be able to grow and upgrade my skills as a piecer if I don't challenge myself? So I decided to make this the traditional way.

I used a bright and saturated rainbow bundle called Geogram by Samarra Khaja, and I used the black/white stripe from Panache for the stripe print.

When the first few stars came out and they didn't look too bad, I was so relieved. I know that I probably stretched the bias edges some but it didn't look too out of shape. I also made a modification to the original pattern so that the border edges had as little bias as possible.

I think it's quite lovely! Next week is supposed to be the quilting week of this quilt along, but I don't think I can do that as the longarm is pretty occupied at the moment. For now, I'm so proud I actually made this top!


  1. Good for you, pushing yourself to overcome something that intimidates you! Isn't it satisfying to know that you can do it now? The quilt is fantastic, Liz! I love those colors! Looking forward to the quilting, when you have time to do it. In the meantime, I hope you put that up and admire your work for awhile!

  2. Congratulations for getting the top done and stretching a bit!

  3. It's a really neat pattern, and your blocks look great!

  4. I love all the stripes and bright colors! And great job overcoming your piecing hesitations. I'm going to enjoy seeing how you end up quilting it, and seeing what is coming off your bars next!


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