Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Velvet Stars - Stolen But Not Forgotten

Ten years ago this month I had a suitcase of 30 (GASP!), yes THIRTY quilts stolen while on a teaching trip to California. Never a one showed up, but I try to think of it this way: they are hanging on the giant quilt rack in the sky, right?

I blogged about it a few years ago in Ode to My Stolen Quilts (clever, huh?)

Anyway, I was thinking about Velvet Stars today and thought: this would make a NICE FREE PATTERN! Then "she" would look down on me gently from her starry perch and thank me for remembering her.

Velvet Stars, 48" x 62"
The block is 12" x 12". This comes from my first quilt book: Bold, Black and Beautiful Quilts, AQS 2004. The pattern is a multi-page pdf and includes templates, though I'm sure you can use the stitch-and-flip method using a rectangle and square to get those star points.

Join me, won't you, in a remembrance party for Velvet Stars! Select your brightest prints or even work it up in black and red. She's a star worth the time and I know you'll enjoy the celestial ride!

FREE PATTERN: Velvet Stars

9 comments:

  1. Lovely pattern - just right for using the solid colors I've been collecting. Thank you.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern. I'm sorry someone took it from you.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern. I'm sorry someone took it from you.

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  4. Sew many possibilities with that star pattern. Would make a great Quilts of Valor. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this pattern. I have a lot of ideas for this one. I am sorry someone stole all those quilts and you never recovered any of them.

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  6. What a heart breaking thing to happen. And a generous design to share with us all!

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  7. Thank you for the pattern. I love it and it will make a great red/white/blue soldier quilt. I remember that happening, and I've always wondered where they went. Sometime this spring, I will start working on this one for American Hero Quilts.

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  8. I just finished the velvet stars quilt top. SO MANY comments on it--posted on FB. Will start quilting it tomorrow--I LOE it and it was made all from scraps I had on hand--trying to get all my scraps used before I buy anymore fabric!!

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  9. Was the quilt made out of velvet?
    I'm sorry that happened to you. I sure wish the quilts would show up one of these days. It would be nice to know where they have been.

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