Another Quilt Finish

You've seen this quilt before. I call it Metropolitan Home Star. That's because I first saw this vintage quilt in a Metropolitan Home magazine in the late 1980s! Here is the page I tore out of the magazine. I had it laminated and I still have it!

Here is my recent finish, as I am also retiring this workshop. I've taught it a few dozen times. I converted the large points to paper piecing. This is a smaller quilt because I only used one star. The block is a whopping 21" x 21". Each of those paper pieced units is 7".

Single Metropolitan Home Star: 31" x 31"

I made a large, four block quilt for my second book (Supersize 'Em Quilts, 2009) and my editor/publisher didn't want to use that name. I had to call it "That Spiky Thing." And it was so beautiful that it made the cover of the book!

Here are the parts before I assembled still another quilt, only this time in an asymmetrical assembly.

Block parts

And the quilt (before final borders).

Metropolitan Home Star in browns

Check out my Etsy listing to see several more quilts using this simple star pattern: Metropolitan Home Star. If you love to paper piece (and this is an easy block because you pre-cut your strips), then this certainly would interest you. It's a great way to showcase some large scale prints, too!


  1. I love the colors and fabric in the second one and I like the layout in the last one. I believe I have that book. I will have to check my bookshelf.



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