Quilt Pattern/Name: Blue/Gold Star Sampler
Quilt Size: 53 inches by 71 inches
Quilt Maker: Ann Tarabini
Quilt Completion Date: early 1999
Quilt Tutorial: You’ll find the patterns and step-by-step videos for this quilt under Quilt Classes – Star Sampler. If you would like the look of stars, check out our Sawtooth Star video. We also have a video for a Faux Sawtooth Star and a Faux Double Sawtooth Star.
I made this quilt for a class that I taught in West Contra Costa Adult Ed. It is called a sampler quilt because there is a sample of different blocks/patterns in the design. I chose the different stars because each one required a unique set of sewing/drafting skills. Students learned a number of new techniques while taking this class.
The stars were set in a random pattern. Some were sprinkled into the borders. I machine quilted this by stitching in the ditch with my walking foot. I also used quilted a curved “braid” in the borders using white-gold thread.