Click to enlargeVintage Moments

Marsha McCloskey's Vintage Moments Quilt Pattern is a bed-sized (90" x 90") Feathered Star Medallion done in a rainbow of 30s Reproduction fabrics. Originally published by Craftco, the pattern was allowed to go out of print, so a new version of the pattern in booklet form has been published by Feathered Star Productions, Inc.

Vintage Moments: Feathered Star with Le Moyne Star Center Medallion Quilt
Designed by Marsha McCloskey
Dimensions: 90" x 90"

The Feathered Star central panel is surrounded by 4 pieced borders: a Dogtooth border, a Le Moyne Star border containing sixteen 9" blocks*, a Fan border containing forty-four 4-1/2" blocks (8 more Fan blocks are included in the central panel and outer border), and a Sawtooth border containing 212 two-triangle squares that are 1-1/2" finished. Three plain borders are also included in the design.

Sewing techniques used in this quilt are rotary cutting; machine pieced straight, set-in and curved seams; bias-strip piecing; machine paper foundation piecing; and machine appliqué.

* PLEASE NOTE: The Le Moyne Star blocks in the border are 9" finished and should measure 9-1/2" including seam allowances. The Le Moyne star in the center of the Feathered Star is 8-1/2" finished, 9" with seam allowances.

Materials: Colors: You’ll need a rainbow variety of assorted pastel 1930s reproduction prints for colored areas. Buying fat quarter yards is a good way to get the variety of prints needed for this scrappy look.

Assorted prints:
18 different fat quarters (4-1/2 yards total- include at least 1 yellow and 1 purple fat quarter)
Assorted Blue prints for Feather Triangles, Sawtooth Border, Fan Border and Dogtooth border:
6 different 1/2 yards
Assorted Green prints for Le Moyne Star Border: 5 different fat quarters
Pink print for Border strips in central panel:
3/8 yard
Pink print for quarter-circle patches in Fan blocks:
1/2 yard
Green print for Outer Border strips and binding:
2-1/2 yards
Background #1 - muslin, “white on white” muslin or other solid-looking light:
4-1/4 yards
Background #2, light smallish print:
1-1/4 yards total
Backing: 8-1/2 yards
Batting: 100" x 100"

Piecing Instructions for the Le Moyne Stars call for the Precision Trimmer 3™ ruler. Piecing Instructions for the Feathered Star and the Sawtooth Border call for either the Feathered Star Ruler or the Bias-Square Ruler.

Anita Shackleford offers machine quilting designs for this quilt on her website:

Pattern Notes:
Roxanne Carter, a Seattle area Quilt Teacher, has had several groups of students make this quilt. To see Roxanne's quilt, click on the picture below.

Vintage Moments Quilt Pattern
Vintage Moments Quilt Pattern

8" Bias Square™
8" Bias Square™

 Precision Trimmer 3
Precision Trimmer 3

Roxanne Carter's Quilt
Roxanne Carter's Quilt