Thursday, January 10, 2008

Feathered Stars!

I absolutely LOVE feathered stars! They have never been easy or fast blocks to make - but I finally sat down, drew out a pattern that I could make using paper foundations... and voile! This quilt is one of the ones that I will be teaching at the Quakertown Quilts retreat down on Galveston Island. It will be a fun retreat - and Quakertown always makes sure there are plenty of chocolates on hand to keep us smiling.

Here is the feathered star that will be made in the workshop; there are four of them in the finished quilt:

Sue's Feathered Stars (c)2008 Susan H. Garman

I don't know what it is about feathered stars that makes them so attractive - but I suspect it has something to do with all of the triangles, which make our eyes dance across each block.

I'll be posting more later on - happy stitching!



  1. Oh, Sue, I have looked EVERYWHERE for a paper pieced feathered star pattern with no luck. I'm not even remotely close to Quakertown Quilts, so taking your class is out of the question. Would you consider selling me this pattern? Please email me privately.

    Thanks so much! Suzanne

  2. Suzanne - Please email me at shgarman@comcast dot net and I'll give you an answer (I separated the address a bit to keep spam from being directed to me, but you get the idea).

  3. Sue,

    I'm in Suzanne's position. Could I PLEASE pay a pattern from you too???


  4. Sue, I am like you, I've fell in love with feathered stars but am frightened by making one. I know it will be all wonkey by the time I get anywhere near finished. What method, book or instruction would you recommend for one to use? I've sewed more than 20 years now and would no way tackle this type block tomorrow without having guidance first.