Judi's Star Quilt Collection

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1. 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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2. 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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3. 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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