Some of the gals were lucky and already had a copy of the Kansas City Star book Star Quilts II. The book contains the patterns that were published in the Kansas City Star newspaper in 1930, but sadly, it is out of print. You can probably find a copy on eBay. Susan, Colorz owner, was able to find a few copies and also discovered that Deb Kratovil has a CD containing the designs that can be printed out. According to Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Applique, the Kansas City Star printed 20 blocks in their newspaper, but the Detroit News printed 25. Rosemary Youngs has been posting the Detroit New blocks for free on her website; I'm interested to see if she has all 25 of the bouquets!
|This Morning Glory is from Deb's quilt. |
We had it on display at the shop for a while. I believe
that she had some help with some of the
blocks, so she may not have done this
one herself. So pretty!
beautiful embroidery and applique. She
used authentic feed sacks for the bowls and
framed her blocks in ovals. Hand quilted, of course! I love that she added some extra details and used a lot of different stitches.