Northumberland Star

For this week's Throwback Thursday, I chose the Northumberland Star block.  I didn't have much luck finding its history, but it seems to date back to the 1930's.  

Here is is in a more modern colorway:

A word of caution though, if you decide to try this pattern.  Chose your colors carefully, because the stars tend to disappear if they aren't bright enough to be seen against the background, and you're left with this:

Yup, they are the exact same quilt top, with different color choices.  

Have a good week everyone;  I just finished my taxes, and I'm heading off for a nap!

Make Stuff. Be Happy. 

- Maggie


Even though the star doesn't

Even though the star doesn't show up clearly with the darker fabrics, I do like the look of it.

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