“Clarified Stars” aka “Ghee Whiz!”
I should be posting photos of our wonderful “Small Quilts from Antique Inspiration” exhibition this past weekend, but I am shipping this one off this week so I wanted to post it.
As some of you may remember, these are the “Time Warp Stars” that many of us did as a sew (and learn) a-long through Barbara Brackman’s Civil War Quilts last year. You can read about the project on my “dedication” label on the back (click photo to enlarge):
This will be going to the American Quilt Study Group for the auction at the annual seminar in Tempe, AZ.
These were done in the potholder style which lent itself very well to the project. Since each week we were to learn about a specific fabric, I was able to use it for the stars on the front and represent it on the back of each one as well. Two chances to get it right!
I had so much fun with Barbara and others who joined in. I think we all learned a lot about our magnificent 19th century fabrics. I know that part of the lesson was to go out into the quilt shops of today and search for the correct fabrics. Because of my wonderful relationship with Cyndi at the Busy Thimble, I will admit, I did NOT have to go shopping. However, I might have had trouble with the quercitron arborescent chintz, had I not actually been at Cyndi’s the day Barbara announced it. I was convinced she made it up, but the yellow bolt arrived the very day I was there!