Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dolley Madison's Star

The block I am making next is called Dolley Madison's Star, but it is a bit simpler than the Dolly Madison star found here. It looks like the simplified version on this page. In addition to a picture of the block and an idea for setting the block, you can find some information on Dolly herself at this site.

Jinny Beyer's The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4050 Pieced Blocks for Quilters
 has a Dolley Madison's Star block (which is the one I'm making), a block called Dolly Madison Star or Dolly Madison's Star (which looks like the Dolly Madison Star blocks linked above), and a pattern called Dolly Madison Stars (which is a continuous pattern on a hexagon grid). There are also other Dolly Madison pattern's because she was a very popular first lady.

I will be at work later today, so maybe I'll have some in progress pictures for you later!