Two decades or so ago, I bought a partial bolt of pillow panels from at the garage sale of a woman who owned a country decorating store. After ten years of wondering what I would ever do with them, I opted to make coordinating Ohio Star blocks. The finished blocks sat in a drawer for another five years or more. As part of my ongoing efforts to clean up my UFO cupboards, I assembled the blocks into this top. I debated putting borders on it, but finally decided to leave it as a large throw quilt at 76″ by 76″. Because the squares look similar to neck kerchiefs, I have named it Bandana Stars.
Recently, I bought a digital quilting design called Barbra’s Feathers from One Song Needle Arts and decided to try it out on this quilt. This quilt is not a treasure and definitely does not deserve custom quilting, but that is what it got! All of the blocks were ditched with MonoPoly. The quilting is done with a tan colored cotton wrapped Poly Core. The bobbin thread is Bottom Line by Superior. The binding was applied to the back and stitched on the front with a tiny applique stitch that is almost invisible. Looks great! Here is a photo of the quilting detail: