Saturday, May 14, 2011

Stars in the Night

The precision of paper piecing is a delight. Unlike American patchwork it's roots are English. The process of covering paper templates and then stitching small units together is relaxing.

Not a process of stitching easily accomplished while walking or riding in a Covered Wagon.

Interesting to speculate about how the old quilts we admire were stitched and who the women were. Stars for the center of Folk Art Quilt

The background is not their permanent home but I liked the idea of stars in the night sky.

Lots and lots of sky in the beginning of a banner.
More views soon.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Happy Stitching Terry


kaite said...

a wonderful weekend to you too, like the idea of stars in the night sky.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Stars in the Night Sky are fabulous Terry...they look great...You have a wonderfully 'starry' weekend...Dzintra

Notjustnat said...

English paper piecing is sentimental to me. It was the method I used when I started quilting many moons ago. It's a great stars for my sun moon and stars workshop with jude - hugs Nat

Rachaeldaisy said...

The stars look wonderful in the night sky! You're so right about paper piecing being relaxing. You really conjured up an image with your mention of wagons, I could even smell the dust. You have a wonderful weekend too! :)

Sue-Anne said...

I love your stars Terry. Looking forward to seeing the quilt they will belong to.