Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Oh Scrap! Repro Stars

Sherbet Stars by Lissa Alexander

Now that's a pretty picture.

It's from Lissa Alexander's new book Oh, Scrap! - Fabulous Quilts That Make the Most of Your Stash
I wrote a introduction on the history of scrap quilts for the book and I'll be doing some more posts on that topic in reference to the Civil War years here and on my Material Culture blog. 

Lissa has done a fabulous job of combining the traditional look of scrap quilts with a contemporary aesthetic. Sherbet Stars: Classic color and pattern pushed a little bit modern.

Here are a few similar stars from the past, mostly from online auctions.

The star blocks in the book are 21-3/4" square and the finished quilt is

Sherbets: raspberry and lemon

Detail of a star date-inscribed 1853
DAR Museum Collection


Amazing stuffed quilting. I think the
pink star may be a patch over a very worn center.

We'll be giving away many Oh Scrap! E-books on Moda blogs between tomorrow and March 26, 2018, so begin the blog hop with Lissa's blog tomorrow March 15

See a preview of Oh Scrap! on Amazon:

Lone Star Sampler
by Lissa Alexander, Quilted by Angela McCorkle
Lissa's made this pattern several times. Here's a great repro look from a few years ago.


Liz D said...

What beautiful quilts, classic yet modern, love the refreshing much as I love dark repros. I ordered my copy right away.

Kerry said...

Gorgeous stars. Love them all!