At long last I finished my second Stars in a Time Warp quilt, from the many stars sewn along with Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilts blog in 2015. It was a great series and got me deep into my stash,
and into my local quilt store, The Quilted Crow, for fat quarters most weeks.
This is the first time I've ever sent out a quilt to a long arm quilter, and I couldn't be more pleased with the custom quilting Hannah did!
While piecing it into rows, I reflected on the long history of our house, the Russell-Hartwell farmhouse.
Built before the Revolution, it stayed in the Hartwell family until the 1960's and after that, only three owners before us. We are just the next stewards in the line. Sometimes when I step outside at night and can see the stars, I think, so much has changed all around us since the house was built in the 1740's, and who knows the countless episodes of sunshine and shadow the house has held -- but there it is -- the night sky - the constant - the same stars and moon people have watched forever.
So, I named it Hartwell Stars. Not sure how long the quilt will live in the house (we have it up for sale) but... it took two years to make and will always remind me of home.
My first Stars in a Time Warp quilt is this one. I think I'm all starred out for now, but probably not for long!