These stars that cover the whole quilt top often work really well.
Even when the sewing is a bit problematic the graphic impact saves the quilt.
You can see why everybody wants to make one---at least one.
When the graphics work they are impressive.
But sometimes stitchers bite off more than they can chew.
I showed seven-pointed stars in an earlier post.
It's surprising how common seven-pointed stars are.
The six-pointed stars seem to have been planned,
as there's a long tradition of six-pointed stars.
Here's one from about 1840.
She might have planned it as a seven pointed star.
And here's the extra point.
The one-pointed star?
There's so much that can go wrong.
From the collection of the American Folk Art Museum.
See information about their current exhibits here:
This one belongs to Deb Rowden.
It's the star (so to speak) of her collection of
Thrift Shop Quilts.
See her blog Thrift Shop Quilts by clicking here: