Judi's Star Quilt Collection

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1. Sawtooth Star On Point - 1870-1890 - 76" x 86"

The 8 Pointed Star blocks, made by Lydia Rosalind Miner of Cortland, Ohio, are set on point with alternating off white blocks. This is a thin, summer weight quilt with extensive hand quilting at 10 spi. The 8 inch border fabric is part of the colorful yellow, orange and black back and has been brought from the back to the front in a half inch binding. Great fabrics in madders, double pinks, browns, greys and a black print with tiny green leaves and yellow flowers. It has never been used nor washed and in excellent condition. 

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2. 19th c. Prairie Star 1 - 1880 - 64" x 84"

This quilt is truly outstanding and entirely hand pieced and quilted. There are 3 light age spots on the reverse. The quilting is immaculately fine at 11-12 spi.  A 1/2-inch grid is around all the Feather Wreaths which have star centers. The outer frame has three-line diagonals, a space and 3 more diagonal lines. Thin 1/4" separate binding blind-stitched. Thin cotton batting with slight cotton seed residue evident.  

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3. Touching Stars -1870 - 78" x 82"

The gorgeous intricate quilting and excellent condition with  spectacular quilting is all over this Touching Stars Quilt.  It is entirely hand-pieced and quilted with green, double pink, light pumpkin on off-white percale. Excellent used sturdy condition with no repairs or damage. The dense quilting is everywhere - prince's feather wreaths large and small are around each diamond piece with 1/2-inch lattice and wandering feathers around the border on all four sides. Nice thin cotton batting, separate hand stitched border.  The quilting is so close & plentiful that it gives a little puffiness similar to trapuntoed quilts. There are light water marks & a few light age marks that have to be sought out to be seen.    

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4. 2 Stumpwork Pillow Cases - 1930-40s
     16" Square

These exceptional pair of Pennsylvania pillow cases have backgrounds of maroon and navy velvet to show off the stumpwork of stars in  yellow, green, white and red. Stumpwork is always done as a star and occasionally as a clover. The stars are made of wool and are embroidered over metal templates. After the star is completed, the wool is clipped and brushed, thus creating a raised, rather fuzzy motif.          

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5. Lone Star with Satellites Quilt - 1910 - 78"Sq

This magnificent lone star quilt is influenced or even made by the German Pennsylvania Dutch in bright late 19th or early 20th century fabrics of calicos in red, yellow and double pinks.  Only the blue is a solid cadet blue color.  All colors are almost electric and so vibrant. There are four corner stars and four half stars on each edge with two surrounding borders of yellow and double pink and quilted at 12 sti showing on the front  with quilting lines 1/4 to 1/2" apart.  This is a stunner and in excellent condition.            

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