Humble Star

Humble Star

Whenever I look for inspiration from 19th Century quilters, I am drawn to quilts that speak to me either because of pattern, color, or fabric. The quilt that I chose to interpret is one that I’ve looked at many times in Small Endearments by Sandi Fox. It appealed to me because of the complexity of the center and the colors and varieties of fabric. I’ve named it “Humble Star” because of the intricacy of the center star that is surrounded by simple blocks. I wonder whether the original quilter made that center block and decided that she wouldn’t make any other stars. Another possibility could be that a second quilter took the center star and finished it in a quilt. The most interesting possibility to me is that original quilter wanted the quilt to come out just as it is from the beginning. Whichever scenario is closest to reality; this was an interesting project to complete.