|Flower Pots and Stars, circa 1920|
I called it Metropolitan Home Star and used it as the basis of a quilt featured on the cover of my second book, Supersize 'Em Quilts. I wanted to call it Metropolitan Home Star, but my publisher nixed that idea. I just called it "That Spikey Thing . . .
|That Spikey Thing on the cover of my second book|
Those are 21" blocks so I could paper piece the spikes on a regular piece of paper (7" printable section). You only paper piece 4 units per 21" block. The other 5 squares can feature a nice, large scale print.
I also made this quilt as a class sample using batiks
|That Spikey Thing with a staggered block setting|
Lastly, I found a picture of a quilt featured in an April 1996 issue of Quilter's Newsletter that reproduced Flower Pots and Stars, eliminating the top row with the single pot and two sets of spikes. It was made by Miriam Allen and she called it Joy of Spring.
Why have I posted about this today? Well, I was cruising the Pinterest boards and came upon the Antique and Vintage Quilts board of Darra Williamson (a professional quilter, famous in her own right for a few decades). It just took my breath away. She has over 750 pins of the most glorious quilts and you can bet where I'm spending my Pinterest time in the next few weeks!
I think that Flower Pots and Stars quilt is enjoying living in a private home somewhere. She will surface one day and capture more hearts with her exuberant colors and come-look-at-me attitude! Until then, if you happen to see her, will you tell her I'm looking for her?