Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wendy's Potholder Stars Headed for AQSG Auction

Stars in a Time Warp---
6" Stars in period prints

Wendy at the Constant Quilter has been turning her stars
into potholder blocks,

which means she is binding and finishing out each block as a unit
and then joining the blocks.

This method was a common technique used for 
Civil War soldiers' quilts in New England.

She made two sets of period stars in our 2015 Quilt Along.

She intends to get the potholder version finished in time to donate it to the fund-raising auction at the American Quilt Study Group's annual meeting in Tempe, Arizona, in September.

Check it out here:


Becky in VA said...


Scrap and quilts said...

Good luck with your goal, Wendy. Beautiful stars! ;^)

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Thanks Barbara! No pressure now to get them whip stitched together! Hope you will like the dedication label. I won't be able to attend this year, but can't wait until next year in NH!

janie krig said...

Just curious, how do you connect them, whip stitch?
Lots of beautiful stars.

CecileD said...

Wendy is the Queen of potholders !

Anonymous said...

Is there a picture someplace of what a finished potholder quilt ends up looking like? I can't envision how that allaround binding gets treated -- where is the batting and backing?
Or is there a tutorial someplace for making potholder quilts?

Sally said...

Wendy! Way to go, can't wait to see it when it's finished. Wendy's potholder quilts are truly amazing!

Barbara Brackman said...

My extremely competent competition Marcus Fabrics has a download for a Civil War potholder style repro.
Paste this into your browser: