Here's a full-on shot:
Did you notice the original cream stars?! Isn't that cool how they fade in/fade out? Yeah, I've loved tromp l'oeil (eye-fooling) stuff for a long time, and designs that overlap and shadow... surprises within a quilt!
I like that I made a smaller star (Ohio Star I think) in each of the four corners to carry through the theme. It's hard to tell, as I used a red rayon thread in the border, but there I did loops and meanders and the five-pointed stars you draw as a kid without lifting your pencil. Notice the little-bit-wobbly quilting of a five-pointed star in the corner star?! But also note that I wasn't afraid to: A. just go for it, and B. use contrasting thread!
Here's the label, and yes I've always always labelled my quilts, and I'm so glad I have, as that is so important to record important details.
Pattern: original design; a 9-patch exchange through that year
Size: 65 1/4 X 65 1/4"
Backing: Northcott, David Textiles, and various others
Batting: Warm n Natural
Made in November 2001
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