Once my centre blocks were all assembled and sewn together with the sashings, the time had come to decide on the borders.
Numerous red fabrics were pulled and auditioned along with different versions of stars. This is the final selection for the borders. I definitely love the two different star sizes.
The more stars were made and pinned onto the border, the more I was falling in love.
Here is a close-up of the stars:
At last, my top is finished and I am haunted no more. Haunted? Read on.
Debra was also at this show (before we became friends) and every so often we would talk about this quilt and again asked: "was there a pattern"? Finally Debra and no-blog Mary asked if I could draft up the block. Well, yes, I think I can? It wasn't easy drafting that pattern, but finally it came to be. You can go here for a tutorial on how to make your own block.
It turns out that the Kingston guild had a blurb about this quilt at the time of the 2005 show. The quilt that inspired the guild ladies to make this quilt came from Donna Thomas. You can go here to read more about it.
here, an email was received from the designer and copyright holder of this pattern. Andrea Blackhurst is her name and her pattern appeared in Quilt magazine, fall 1996. The photo below is how this quilt appeared in the magazine (thanks Andrea for giving me permission to use your photo).
Now, it is time to get on with another UFO!
Have a great day!