The Cottage Orné Quilt

The Cottage Orné Quilt
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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

My Star

If you follow me on Pinterest you will see that I am  very fond of star quilts, especially the Lone Star pattern.  So to celebrate the New Year and also the fact that after days of torrential rain, the sun came out today and I could get into the garden and photograph my one and only large star quilt.

 It was made in 1985, the year Boris Becker won his first Wimbledon aged 17.  In fact I was hand piecing the central star while watching his progress through the championship.  It was such a magnificent achievement that I named the quilt Becker's Star in his honor.

The design was inspired by a Judy Martin quilt but I did change the size and the layout.  The colours are similar, though the fabrics are practically all Laura Ashley.


annie said...

That is just beautiful!
Happy New Year!

Diane-crewe said...

it is wonderful... and so nice to be able to get outside xx Been sunny here in Cheshire today xx

Every Stitch said...

Stunning quilt! and isn't it great that making a quilt becomes so much a part of our history at the time?!
Every Stitch

regan said...

This is lovely, Mary! It's a treasure!

audrey said...

It's beautiful and so striking! I adore red, yellow and pink together.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mary
I have come to your blog via pinterest. I share many of your enthusiasms, including antiques, esp. textiles and collecting blue and white. Have been a big quilter in the past also. Love your new board on miniatures, it too is one of my saved searches on UK ebay. I can enjoy looking at the listings although they escalate from 99p to 200 pounds rapidly!! Celeste Fitzsimmons