I got an unexpected surprise right before Christmas. As I was waiting on a friend to pick out a few car magazines for her guy's stocking, I picked up the NOV issue of Quilters World and what to my wondering eyes did appear? Why, my Cheddar Stars quilt! I had sent this one to the magazine in October of 2017, so it was a big surprise to see it in print. You might still see this issue on some news stands, but the website has moved on to Spring 2020.
RJR Fabrics. I do love the hand of these solids, they drape so nicely and are lovely to work with.
Here's the quilt laying on the floor, sorry for the skewed photo! **but this color is more like Saffron, the above picture is quite "orange" :-(
Ohio Star blocks use 1/4 square triangle for the star points, and the sample was made with Triangles on a Roll. When I need 324 of one block, I look for a method that
allows for "production" sewing. By making them on the paper, I was able to make the star point blocks in batches. There are many methods to achieve the same result so choose the one you like.
The quilting was done with rulers and circle templates for the blocks and sashing, and the border has been free hand quilted with feathers.
Keeping all the blocks lined up in both directions takes a bit of skill, but using a few tricks, I managed to get the rows pretty straight in all directions. There are no corner stones in the side to side sashing.
Fabric: RJR Cotton Supreme Solids in Saffron and French Vanilla
Batting: Hobbs Tuscany Wool
Piecing: Aurifil Color 3210 in 50 wt
Quilting: So Fine by Superior Threads
81 - 6" Blocks
Finished size: 90" x 90"
Published Nov 2019
*original plan was all cream sashing, but when I rolled out the second bolt of fabric, the dye lot was slightly off. I just had enough of the Saffron to make it work, and I am thrilled with the results.