Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Stars in a Time Warp

Big accomplishment here! 
Today is the last installment of
Barbara Brackman's year-long
study series, and I made it through the whole thing!
Our final assignments were
 shawl prints,
 printed textiles which resemble woven paisleys: 
stick prints:  
 and cracked ice prints:
both of which were popular novelty styles
during the 1800s.
I learned a great deal about textile history from this series, and also spent some quality time throughout the year rummaging through my stash for appropriate fabrics!  I was able to come up with at least one example of every week's study topic -- what can I say beyond "deep stash." :) 
I've ended up with 44 stars that have blue fabrics:
 and 114 stars that don't include any blue colorations:
The blue stars are on my To-Do Short List 
to become a strippy quilt, and the others will eventually be another large quilt.
Thanks, Barbara,
for an enlightening and entertaining year!

1 comment:

CecileD said...

Hello Jeanne !
Lovely stars and lovely quilts !!
This was a great year with Barbara .....
I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.