Wednesday, September 23, 2015

It's A Finish! and Lancaster Blue Stars

I finally finished a small Four Patch Medallion reproduction which I started in January. It's really the last of the small pieces I made earlier this year and quilted this summer. 

It's 20" x 20" with 1" squares.

 Center detail. 

The back. Hand quilted in cross-hatch with straight lines around the center medallion.

The original quilt is from the Ann Hermes Doll Quilt Collection and I first saw it on Pinterest. Ann has a wonderful blog Notes from the Quilt Lab and has recently published a book Pennsylvania Pillowcases and Other Small Treasures. I refer to her book often for ideas on color combinations when making stars. You can see it here

Lancaster Blue stars from last week. 

This shade of blue looks right to me . . . 

Two favorites.

Blue with white polka dots for the points. 

A double blue and a double pink :) Perfect together?

I have another small project in the works--Lori's Country Roads quiltalong. The first step is done--9 sets of red and blue four patches.

Happy Sewing!

Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer


  1. What a wonderful reproduction of my antique quilt. I love it!

  2. You're mini antique repro has a great authentic look. Lots of wonderful fabrics. You're always on top of the star blocks and pull out some wonderful fabrics to represent each category. I started Lori's quilt too. Looks like another cute project.

  3. Love love love your antique mini quilt ! The squares are 1" ... wow ! Was the quilt too thick to quilt it by hand ? Congratulations for this cute quilt !
    Love your stars too specially the second !

  4. Great little quilt! You really know how to capture that antique look! Your stars are great as usual. I'm trying not to be bored with mine. They are small and I feel I should be consistent - but yours are joyful!
    great start to the sew along

  5. Great little quilt - such tiny precise squares. Do you have a secret for getting the whole thing so precise and squared up? Your Lancaster blue looks great. I am behind with my stars...