If you visited this blog December 2014, you saw the three Star of Bethlehem quilts I made for the ladies in my family. Wow, has time passed! I thought I did this last year only to discover it was two years ago.
As the ladies got stars so should the guys. After all, they are all stars in my heart! When my dad comes in from doing the chores in winter and it takes him a long time to get warm.
He doesn't really need a full size quilt, just something he can fall asleep in sitting in the chair.
The quilt is going to have the star of Bethlehem in the center but I wanted it to reflect the general feel of the time the quilt is set in so I choose fabrics that I felt would represent that, namely greens, oranges, black and a multi-print that shows food labels. I chose the food labels as so many people worked picking fruit during the depression and for so many people, food was hard to come by.
For a refresher of how to do the Star of Bethlehem block, select here.
Next we straighten up the edges and start laying out the blocks. I decided to put a strip 3" wide in between the blocks so they weren't butted up against each other and really liked the effect. To tie all the blocks together with the star, I used the only material I had left, the green fabric to tie all the ends together.
|Dad's Storyteller's/The Hobo Star Quilt|
|Hold Your Tongue|
|Sit Down and Feed|
|A Kind Hearted Lady Lives Here|
|A Well Guarded House|
|You'll Get Cursed Out Here!|
|Can Sleep in the Barn|
|Don't Go This Way|
|A Dishonest Person Lives Here|
|There are thieves about|
|Be Prepared to Defend Yourself|
|Hobos Arrested Onsite|
|Tell a Pitiful Story|
|Man with Gun! (one of my favorites, so funny!)|
That concludes this quilt, now off to one for my brother and oh, I think that will be spectacular! I can't wait to begin.....