Wednesday, January 7, 2009

#2: 1930's Quilt Block-"Star of Bethlehem"

Published in 1933 by the Lansing State Journal, the text of of this article read:

"Lovely patchwork quilts live for generations. Women's clubs, church societies and countless individual women are showing such keen interest in the beauty, exquisite design and color blending possibilities of this patchwork quilt that we are giving our readers an opporunity to become better acquainted with the present trend of patchwork quilts and quilting.The Star of Bethlehem, illustrated [here], has been acclaimed one of the most beautiful quilts seen at quilt fairs, church bazaars, and county fairs. It is an all-over design—the star covering the complete quilt top. The finished quilt measures 84x84 inches and is usually made up in four shades of yellow with a cream colored background."Do you know another name for this quilt pattern?

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