My favorite stars to date. Love that yellow! First with a little Prussian blue background.
Then with a little "illuminary" c1890 we call them neon today
and one more for good measure
You will notice that I have kept with Barbara's suggestion of trying to think like a 19th century quilter. Using ever scrid (yes, that is an actual word, at least in my vocabulary) of fabric (even if the direction is wrong) in order to fit it into my block. Of course that means that where you see a point chopped off or a seam that doesn't quite match, I have done it intentionally because, after all, I like to follow rules LOL.
AS I mentioned in my last post, I do love these yellows and have quite a few in my stash. I have found that they are almost always printed with a bit of red in them. ( A quick note on how lucky I am to have a good friend (Cyndi) who owns the quilt shop where I buy 99% of my fabrics. (Busy Thimble), Litchfield, Maine. If you will notice the two fabrics on the left are similar prints (based on a true antique fabric that I have in my possession, but couldn't locate this morning) from different manufacturers. When the fabric on the far left arrived at Busy Thimble it was almost neon bright. Cyndi took it all of the bolt, softly overdyed it, washed and ironed it and put it back on the bolt (with proper documentation!). Now that is dedication to true reproductions! This one is now much closer in color to the actual antique print. Lucky me!!
You can occasionally find them without red, but then I love them all!!