In some ways, this cheery quilt is a typical 1930s-40s quilt. But not all ways. Read on....
The quilt has a favorite look of this era, a huge collection of multi-colored print scraps on a white ground.
It's a bit different in that it's not one of what I see as the top 3 scrap quilt patterns from this era - Grandmother's Flower Garden, Double Wedding Ring, or Dresden Plate. Texas Star is not rare, but still not one of the top three.
What really makes it a one-of-a-kind, at least in my experience, is the quilting.
What's so special about a diagonal grid, you may ask. Well....it's machine zig-zag stitched! And the binding is attached with zig-zag, too.
Here are a couple of examples of the patching I did. The first is a vintage print used on all six points of the star on the right. The second is the center blue hexagon.
It was fun to work on this one, and certainly inspiring! Have any of you out there done zig-zag quilting?