Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Feathered Stars by Marsha McCloskey

Our guild had Marsha McCloskey as guest lecturer in October.  She is known for Feathered Stars and has been quilting since 1979. 
Did you know there are two different kinds of Feathered Stars - Grid Based and Radial.   Grid based looks like the Ohio Star.  Radial stars are when the points are evenly spaced, like le moyne stars.   Here is her sampler - all grid based stars with different centers.

She doesn't enter her quilts into quilt shows, but others who have used the feather star as center medallion, have won ribbons.  Sh brought along a few more quilts.  She loves to use toile fabrics and uses large scale chintz for borders.   
 This one is a radial feathered star - see the difference?  They are based on Le Moyne Stars. 

 She said this is the most difficult feathered star to make, so make it large.  (Below)
 Triple Feathered Star (below)

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