I’ve given away a lot of quilts over time, and most of those I’ll never see again. Even when they go to loved ones, I don’t always have the opportunity to see them, for various reasons. Right now, though, I have the pleasure of visiting one of them. And with that visit I can see it is well-loved.
In the fall of 2012 I made a quilt for each of Jim’s siblings. There are eight of them, and I wanted each different and suited just to that person. This one was for a younger brother and his wife.
It’s been loved since I gave it, with a little sun-fading and evidence of being washed. I’m so glad it is being used, rather than stored in a closet somewhere.
The block is a variation on an Ohio Star and is easier to do than it might look. The star points units don’t have fancy seaming. They’re just hourglass blocks that have been trimmed. You can find some photos of other uses for the blocks and directions for making it here.
Here is the same quilt design but using a standard Ohio Star block. I gave this quilt to a friend of my son’s on the occasion of Son’s commissioning in 2013.
You can find the pattern for it here. Note there are a few differences in placement of fabric. And if you want to make one using the star block from the top quilt, make that block instead. They both finish at 15″.