QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Fireworks for New Year's Eve

Corrine Riley collection
Smithsonian Institution
There seems to have been a fashion for a Star of Bethlehem
with strip pieced backgrounds.




From the Quilt Index and the Michigan Project

From Laura Fisher's Inventory

Diamonds and stripes


Or Stripes and Stripes

8 comments:

suzanne said...

Very bold and wild. Not a one of them works for me. And after all that work to make the Lone Star center.

Kerry said...

I was just thinking of Kaa and about to break into "trust in meeeeeeee!" LOL! Barbara - you needed to issue a warning to wear sunglasses first! ;) Fireworks indeed!

Robin said...

Delightful! Happy New Year to you!

Denniele said...

What amazing stars they are...sets a mind to spinning. Perfect for a celebration of a new year. Thank you!

Lori said...

WOW! Happy New year!!

Susie said...

Love this! Great inspiration for making something that already pops! pop a bit more!
Thanks!

JustGail said...

I love the 3D effect that the ones with mitered stripes have. The others, I sort of agree with Suzanne. At least the quilt makers took care to keep stripes from going every which way.

Barbara Brackman said...

Gail---I'd call that keeping the stripes going one way overcautious. I love the craziness.