Thursday, December 23, 2021

Day 22 - A Magical Month of Antique Quilts - Seeing Stars

 I think I'll be able to find a few more antique star quilts ... Here's another one, a quite Christmasy French Star quilt. Click on the photo to enlarge and see the amazing piecing and quilting!

Here's the full quilt. Doesn't it just sparkle!! Circa 1870, Southeastern Pennsylvania

The French Star is an unusual and uncommon pattern and one of my very favorites. It is part of my Patterns Through Time trunk show. Because the French Star block has some difficult piecing with those elliptical pieces between the LeMoyne Star points, it is not a common pattern. It was printed during the quilt revival of the 1930's but still did not become a regularly made block and so I feel lucky to own several examples. 

These quilts are part of my antique quilt lecture: "Patterns Through Time" which illustrates quilt history and the evolution of quilt patterns. The lecture feature a dozen different quilt patterns with 2 or 3 examples of each pattern - and yes, those are all real antique quilts (not photos). You can get up close and personal with these wonderful historical artifacts. Patterns Through Time is also available as a half day lecture where you can really study and drool over these beauties. I'm available to come to your guild, show, shop, etc. Hope to see you and share my collection with you! Or we can do a virtual trunk show!


  1. It's been lovely to view your collection! Have to admire these quilters for piecing those ellipses, I'd had taken the shortcut and appliqued them! Interesting that these and the one from Day 7 are done as Lemoyne Stars but the one from Day 20 looks like the ellipses are added to Sawtooth Stars?

  2. This quilt glows. Thank you for sharing.


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