Q8653 Touching Stars
58 x 79 (147.3 x 200.7 cm)

This wonderfully graphic quilt is executed in the much loved Touching Stars pattern. When I purchased this quilt it had never been washed....As I wash organically it takes time. When I went back to check on my quilt my blue and white quilt became a gray calico with the original color white joining blocks! Early aniline dyes were known not to hold their color... Luckily the dye did not attach to the white blocks or I would have had an all over gray quilt! Ironically the color has today become the most sought after color in decorating.
The medium gray, black and white calico in 2 inch diamonds make up the large stars and create a beautiful and very graphic piece of textile art. Each diamond has been hand quilted with outline stitches with the larger joining blocks showcasing a fantastic combination of oak leaves with cross hatch sunburst centers. The smaller white joining blocks are stitched entirely in diagonal 3/4 inch cross hatch.
The 3/8 inch separately applied binding is in the same calico as used throughout the quilt and provides the perfect frame for the stars. The backing is white linen. A fabulous, graphic quilt in a diminutive size with a lovely, positive energy. This quilt appears to be in unused condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. Remember, our quilts are always sent on approval.