Susan’s Lone Star is complete! I took some closeups of it today.
I put curling feathers reaching out into each of the Lone Star points. The feathers add a rich texture to the center of the quilt. In the setting squares, I used squared-off feathered wreaths that look quite sophisticated. The large outside border has switchback feathers and a folded ribbon border on the far outside edge. The eight point stars have feathers in each point with curly q’s coming out into the corner blocks.
This incredible Lone Star quilt was meant to honor her husband’s grandmother’s thrifty patchwork skills and is entitled “Memories of Mamma.”
This is one of the things I just love about being a longarm quilter – I can link generations through my work. What a humbling task; and I get a kick out of it! Now I just have to box it up and ship it to her. I wish I could mail myself in the box and deliver it personally.