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.
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.
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.
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:
Pink print for quarter-circle patches in Fan blocks:
Green print for Outer Border strips and binding:
Background #1 - muslin, “white on white” muslin or other solid-looking light:
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:
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.