Feathered Star

Feathered Star, Machine Quilting
Feathered Star Blue Ribbon
“Feathered Star” is an octagon shaped wall-hanging quilt or table topper. I won the pattern in an online give-away. When I got the pattern, I immediately knew I had to make the quilt in Christmas colors of red and green. The original pattern called for this to be a Christmas tree skirt in blues. After completing the top, I could not bring myself to cut the center out. So it became a table topper for me. The top is composed of 100% cotton fabrics. The intricate feathered design was created by using the paper-piecing method. The quilt was completed with hand-guided machine quilting.

Machine Quilting (Wall Hanging)   58 x 58  

Quiltmaker(s) and Credit
The quilt top was pieced by Cynthia Allen, Freestone County, Texas.
The machine quilting was done by Cynthia Allen, Freestone County, Texas.
The quilt pattern is “Feathered Snowflake Tree Skirt” by Judy Neimeyer of Kalispell, Montana.
Official Go Texan Submission
Freestone County
Artist Statement
“When in doubt, do the hard thing.” Those words from a former quilting instructor seem to guide the quilting projects that I undertake and complete. My choices of quilt projects are always influenced by the degree of complexity that is involved. The challenges posed by intricate paper piecing, detailed custom machine quilting, or complex needlework fascinate me and frequently show up in my work.

I hope that viewers who see my quilting art can detect how challenging some of the designs really can be, and realize that the extra time, effort, and determination involved are achievable and worthwhile. I hope my work inspires others to step out of their comfort zone, accept challenges, and never be afraid to “do the hard thing.”