Pattern by Debbie Maddy for Calico Carriage
Carpenter Star was probably my first experience with half square triangles, I definitely started big with those. I had no stash in those days, so bought fabric for each project from the quilt shop in town. That always limited my choices, but I still like this quilt even though if I were to make it now the color choices would be quite different.
There was supposed to be a class to make another of Debbie Maddy's stars. I bought the pattern and fabric for Evening Star, but not enough people signed up for the class so it was never held. Finally in 2012, I decided the fabric had sat around long enough.
|St. Isadore's Star|
from the pattern Evening Star by Debbie Maddy
I finally finished this one last May, 8 years after Carpenter's Star. This isn't one of my favorites, but it is one of My Guy's. He was a bit sad to see it gifted to one of Drama Teen's middle school teachers.
It's the first day of school, so I need to get moving on making lunches and getting Drama Teen up and going. Check out all the other fun historical posts over at Val's Tuesday Archives.