It's DONE! This poor little feathered star has been in my sewing room since 2006, I think. It was a summer challenge at quilt guild - create a star (any star) using 2 provided fabrics and any others you wanted. For some odd reason, I wanted to make a feathered star - it seemed like a fun challenge Silly me, being new to the whole quilting scene still, did not realize that feathered stars are generally made quite large. The challenge was a 12" block. So when I couldn't dig up a pattern on-line for a 12" feathered star, I drafted my own.
Those feathers are really tiny! This block was made as a practice block. I thought it best to try out the pattern, before cutting into the challenge fabrics. So I pulled some fabric from my (small at the time) collection, and got to work. Once it was done, I had the courage to make the real block, and this poor little fella was stuffed onto the shelves, and long ignored. Thanks to Judy's UFO challenge, it is now a completed quiltie, ready for donation to the local children's hospital.
The quilting is a combination of feathers, meander, and straight line quilting (in the border). I'm getting braver with my quilting these days.
Cari is showing off the backing fabric. I picked up a lovely bright yellow print on my last stash building trip, and it seemed just right for this colourful star.