Yes it is that time again! A new Mic’s Attic Picks block release.
Several years ago this quilt was found during a trip to a flea market in Wisconsin. I spotted it and new I had to have it. The use of yellow as the prominent color in the quilt and lavender as the secondary just called my name as I love this color combo. It ticks all my 30’s Girl Fan boxes.
The quilt was marked $225 and I remember I talked down the seller to $175. My entire “quilt budget” for that day at the flea market. I didn’t care. The quilt was mine. A very rare purchase for me, a finished quilt. Not a top, not a stack of blocks…a quilt. I think I smiled all the way to the jeep and then home. The yellow and lavender quilt was safely tucked into my shelves of my collection. Someday I envisioned it on a bed for a granddaughter. (I can now hear the rolling of eyes by Fric ‘n Frac -those are my soon to be 28 yr. old twins for new blog readers)
I have heard the request for a larger block, with larger pieces,and no curves. A block that I would consider very easy for a beginner. This 16” block checks off all the requests and provides many coloring/design opportunities making it also very exciting for all skill levels.
The following information about the block is provided by the Encyclopedia of Pieced Block Patterns by Barbara Brackman.
The historical name given to the block is Stars of Twilight by Home Art Studios.
Home Art Studios – A mail order pattern source from Des Moines founded by H. VerMehren. Patterns appeared under the names Nancy Lee, Colonial Quilts, Bettina, Hope Winslow and others in periodicals during the 1930s.
Stars of Twilight is available in Hand Piecing Templates and English Paper Piecing papers and templates. There will be several information filled blogs over the next week or so and then the “How To” blogs covering hand piecing will begin on Monday, December 17.
The Hand Piecing templates/EPP papers/EPP templates are all available for pre-order at this time with FREE SHIPPING. The Pre-Order special will expire on December 10th with the first wave of templates shipping out on December 14th. Place your order early to get into the first wave of shipping and have them in time for Christmas. You can find everything in the NEW category in my store or type Stars of Twilight in the store search engine.
Due to Christmas the Facebook LIVE segments for this block won’t happen until after December 25th.
And by the way Happy December! I can hardly believe it is December already…my this year has flown by.
Watch for another blog on Stars of Twilight in a few days!