This charming little LeMoyne star is the sashing corner post for an antique Blazing Star quilt in my collection (see below). Love the scrappy star and what a lot of work for a corner post - most are solid squares or simple piecing, like 4 or 9 patch blocks.
Here's the main star block - Blazing Star block.
This c. 1885 blazing star is a good example of the colors, fabrics and styles of quilts of the 1880's and 90's. It has 2 red novelty prints with horseshoes (equestrian designs were very popular) and the typical reds and blues and light shirtings. The small star corner posts elevate the quilt and the double pink sashing is the crowning touch for this quilt star. Please click on the photos to see more detail of the fabrics.
Stories in the Stitches: East Tennessee Historical Society Quilts - *Detail of a quilt by Iora Almina Philo Pool (1855-1903), Rugby, Tennessee.* *East Tennessee Historical Society* Now that the heavenly bodies are back whe...
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