Try it on Tuesday: “A Flock of Feathered Stars”

Today I have an awesome book to show you.  It is “A Flock of Feathered Stars: Paper Pieced for Perfection” by Carolyn Cullinan McCormick.   The great people over at Pickle Dish sent it for me to review.  When I saw that a feathered star book was available for review, I requested it immediately and I am so glad that I did!

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I love-love-love feathers stars.  I have always wanted to make them…I’ve been so-so tempted.  This book makes me even more tempted.

The book features this amazing quilt!!

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Awesome…right??  I love it.  It’s two colored.  It’s stars.  It has an awesome border.  What is there not to like??

The quilt is broken down into blocks.  It would make a perfect block of the month.

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I have always wanted to do a two colored quilt.  This one would be perfect….This is an heirloom quilt.

Thankfully, I learned to enjoy paper piecing because the blocks are all paper pieced.

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Some of the paper piece shapes are pretty small but I think I can do it….The pieces aren’t any smaller than my Pineapple Crazy blocks..so Yes-I will be able to do this.

I typically am not a block of the month gal.  I start and then fizzle out.  I think I would have to just start this with the understanding that it might take me two years to make.

I had to laugh.  In the opening of the book, she makes reference to a book, “The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America” by Carrie Hall.  The book inspired her to design the feathered star quilt.  Just a few days before I had found a copy of the book at out local thrift store.  I too had been paging through the book and was impressed with the feathered star.  I wasn’t impressed enough to design a paper pieced feathered star quilt…but the book really is a inspirational.

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I have had the book for a bit now but have continued to refrain from starting this quilt until my UFO’s are under control.  I know one thing for sure.  I am keeping this book because some time, some day, I am making this quilt..unless the good Lord says something different.

8 thoughts on “Try it on Tuesday: “A Flock of Feathered Stars”

  1. Carolyn

    Awesome border! Better try one block before committing to the whole quilt. They look pretty challenging. But everything is relative, I know several people who make these and piece them without aid of paper piecing. I am not that good!

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  2. NKSQUILTS

    I too love feathered stars. And this would make an excellent project for a block of the month…….oh please keep that on the top of the possibilities list.

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  3. Kitsey

    I love paper piecing and feathered stars. I’ll be looking for this book for my future project especially since it is two color.

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  4. Ardelia Williams

    I love feathered stars but haven’t made one yet. I just added this book to my wish list at Amazon.

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  5. Susan P

    Several years ago, I had the pleasure of participating in a workshop with Marsha McCloskey during which we drafted and then constructed one feathered star block. It’s not as daunting as one would think, pricision and patience are a key ingredient to success. Going to have to order this book as paper piecing would be so much easier!

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