Frenchtown, MT USA
Width: 9" Length: 11.25"
Materials/Techniques: Machine pieced and quilted using cotton fabrics, threads and batting.
Artist Statement: This little quilt uses “Eccentric Star” blocks in an on-point layout with diagonally halved eight-pointed star setting triangles. I had used the same design in a previous little quilt but used dark sashes with light cornerstones. When I saw a picture of a lap quilt someone had made using “Indiana Puzzle” blocks in a similar setting but with sashes to match the background and contrasting cornerstones I was struck by how different the overall look was. So I had to try that combination in a little quilt for AAQI. The result was a little quilt with so much more “motion” than the original I just had to call it Dancing Stars. The “II” was added after I realized I already had used that name for another little quilt.
Dedication: To Nicky, whose memory quilt inspired me to try this variation.
This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.
This quilt earned $195.00 for the AAQI.