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!
The book features this amazing quilt!!
The quilt is broken down into blocks. It would make a perfect block of the month.
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.
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.
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.