I’ve been watching the new Cosmos (I still love the old one), and they just revisited the Six Sisters constellation stories. This is one of my favorite constellations, though I can only remember a few so it’s not that huge of a declaration. It’s loosely inspired from the “Seven Sisters” quilt block, though there are twelve stars total, hence the name.
I wanted to use the Hex n’ more ruler to make a “star within a star” quilt. I swear I have seen these in traditional quilts, but I couldn’t find pictures of them. I must be searching for the wrong thing. Does anyone have a name for what this “six pointed star in a star” pattern might be called?
I can’t decide which way is the top. If you flip it like this, it kind of looks like a game of tetris?
I started this in November at a quilt retreat, and was working really hard at it all weekend till I ran out of fabric. After I got home, I put it in a box and it stayed there until a few weeks ago. The Columbus Modern Quilt Guild is having an “Unfinished Object” challenge and I decided to crank out this beast. Nothing like social pressure!
The back is almost my favorite. I used a DS Quilts print and some leftover triangles from larger scraps.
This uses up a bunch of gray and coral scraps, the background is a sheet from Target. It has a nice light silky hand and the quilt turned out really light – it will be a great summer quilt and I can’t wait to take it on a picnic, though I never go on picnics? I was trying to be really brave and bold with color and may have gone a bit overboard but hopefully the darker background will resist stains after I start my new picnic hobby.
As a PS I wish I had had time to finish this beast of a quilt for the scrappy category – which I am calling the Mad Farmers Medallion after the Wendell Berry poem. I’m hoping to have it done by the fall!