Tuesday, March 3, 2009

More info about the feathered star

I love this quilt, and I can't blame anyone for asking about it. I've been a big fan of Jan Patek's for years and years, and have managed to acquire - often through Ebay - almost all of her books and many of her patterns. I know this pattern was never published in a book or as a stand alone pattern. Many of the previous Girl Gang's have been a separate book, but not this one. The feathered star by itself was published in 2003 in a book called Piece and Plenty that she co-authored with Cherie Ralston. It was actually Cherie who drafted the feathered star for this quilt.

All I can suggest is that you keep an eye out on Ebay for anything by Jan Patek. It's possible that someone will want to sell their Girl Gang collection.

In case you are curious, I've posted a drawing of the complete quilt. All design rights - of course! - belong to Jan Patek and/or Cherie Ralston.

6 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

Wow, your posts have been great. The Girl Gang Feathered Star is so pretty, looking forward to seeing the next setting fabric.

Kigwit said...

I'm glad you're back. I was afraid you would close down your blog. I dont comment v. often as I usually read blog while I'm expressing breastmilk in the morning but now that I'm not doing that any longer I will try to say hi once in a while. Love your blog and I like the Girl Gang quilt. Lovely.

Jeanette said...

Wow, love it! That is going to be an amazing quilt. Thanks for reminding me about simplefolk.com. I like ordering from her.

Quilt Hollow said...

Can I say like them both?! Seriously...both are spectacular!! I went and looked again...like red. But then....blue. Both! Sorry I'm not help! Do you have a planned spot for the quilt?

McIrish Annie said...

so glad you are back! love the applique blocks you did. I am in awe of anyone who can do needle turn applique. not my cup of tea but the work is beautiful!

I like the quilt with the red.

Becky said...

This will be no help. I do like the second setting, but when I looked at the first setting I thought it would be great if you just put the darker on the outside, and the blue next to the center. See, no help. One other point, if you are putting both basket blocks in right side up, why not put the carolina lillies upright as well?? This is really a cool quilt, whichever way you choose to set it. I don't usually like plaids / stripes because of their wonkiness. However, you do as I do when using them, you cut them so the lines are all straight!! I hope you are having fun with this quilt, I'm certainly enjoying reading about your progress.