Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Looking for this pattern

  1. #1
    Super Member jillmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    O-H-I-O
    Posts
    1,334

    Looking for this pattern

    This is a variation of a feathered star-but it appears to have asymmetrical feathers. Or am I missing something?!
    I emailed the blogger, but her blog has not been active for awhile. I would love to purchase this pattern.

    http://polkadotquilts.blogspot.com/2...n-houston.html

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Saskatchewan
    Posts
    745
    I think most feathered stars have different numbers of points on the two sides of the triangles, although I'm not sure. I found this pattern that looks the same as yours, just in different colours: http://ucquilts.com/bomjune2014.htm

  3. #3
    Super Member jillmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    O-H-I-O
    Posts
    1,334
    Thank you Jennifer! I have been googling for hours! Your site never came up in my searches. I have made a few different feathered stars, but they have had the same number feathers on all sides. Many many thanks!

  4. #4
    Super Member jillmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    O-H-I-O
    Posts
    1,334
    Jennifer’s link is a 24” star....I found a 12” paper pieced pattern if anyone is interested. Apparently this version of a feathered sta is called Star of Chamblie.

    http://sewnbyleila.blogspot.ca/2012/...y-marlene.html

  5. #5
    Senior Member Jo Belmont's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Reno, Nevada
    Posts
    715
    There is a very extensive, picture-loaded tutorial on the Feathered Star. I have never made one, want to, and will follow this tutorial myself. See what you think. Go to: http://sewhappy10000.blogspot.com/20...-tutorial.html

  6. #6
    Super Member jillmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    O-H-I-O
    Posts
    1,334
    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Belmont View Post
    There is a very extensive, picture-loaded tutorial on the Feathered Star. I have never made one, want to, and will follow this tutorial myself. See what you think. Go to: http://sewhappy10000.blogspot.com/20...-tutorial.html
    I used your link to make this block.....its a great tut! But it is different than the block in my original link. Give it a try-starch your fabric first and sew slowly...it was not nearly as daunting as I imagined!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Saskatchewan
    Posts
    745
    Wow! I've never paid much attention to feathered stars before (looked too complicated for me). I did some Googling this morning, and you're right - they do nearly always have equal numbers of points on all sides! This has absolutely blown me away!

    Once I discovered this, I had to figure out the difference. Basically, if the star is based off a square centre with HST's for the points, they will have different numbers of spikies. If the centre is an octagon, they will have the same number of spikies. Thanks for helping me learn something today!

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    21
    That is a pretty in-depth tutorial! I've always admired the feathered stars - I'm tempted to give it a go myself now! After I've finished all or my ufo's perhaps...

  9. #9
    Super Member jillmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    O-H-I-O
    Posts
    1,334
    [QUOTE=Jennifer23;7977345

    Once I discovered this, I had to figure out the difference. Basically, if the star is based off a square centre with HST's for the points, they will have different numbers of spikies. If the centre is an octagon, they will have the same number of spikies. Thanks for helping me learn something today![/QUOTE]

    Haha.....but.....in the feathered star that I made with an octogon in the center ( I posted the pic above)-the octogon is just a square with snowballed corners. Hmmmm....As I research FS’s, it seems that there are many variations. I have some books by Marsha McCloskey on order from our library. I am in love with these blocks! I made a paper pieced FS using this free tutorial...
    http://www.threadedquilting.com/no-y...feathered-star
    Its a great tut, and I have since purchased more of her patterns. She is just starting a quilt along with feathered stars.

  10. #10
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    33,946
    Your feathered star looks perfect.

    Welcome to this board.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.