I finished quilting and binding my Summer Star Quilt at long last. I finished piecing the quilt top almost 2 years ago. The pattern was based on the New Orleans Star Quilt by Liza Lucy Prior in Kaffe Fassett's "Kaleidoscope of Quilts" book. I added my own pieced border made up from leftovers from cutting the star blocks. The finished quilt measures around 62"x 74".
I used the Philip Jacobs print, Japanese Chrysanthemums in yellow, for the backing. The binding is Roman Glass in Ochre.
My next big quilting project is going to be the Postcard Quilt from Kaffe Fassett's book "Quilt Road". Many of the fabrics used in the quilt are out of print, so I will have to make my own substitutions using modern Kaffe Fassett fabrics, but I will stick to the same palette of reds, pinks, blues, greens and grey. I found the original quilt (made in 1830-1840) that inspired the Postcard Quilt on the V&A's website recently. It is not shown in the Quilt Road book, so it was nice to see it. I love the Leopard print blocks, quite fun!