Stars and Pinwheels QAL – Block 5 – Split Star

This is block 5 in Susan’s stars and pinwheels quilt-along, called Split Star.  I’m using the blocks in this series to make a different project each month rather than saving them for a big quilt.  This month, I wanted to make a cover for my piano bench which accompanies my 1960s era piano.
I reduced the blocks to 7 inches and made 8 of them plus borders to make a 15-½ inch by 31 inch cover.

I had the chance to choose some pretty fall-themed fat quarters on a recent visit to Amish Country to use in this project.  There are several ways to arrange the blocks and I chose this design.

The Split Star pattern is pretty, easy to sew and easy to reduce in size.  I think it made a very nice bench cover.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

12 thoughts on “Stars and Pinwheels QAL – Block 5 – Split Star”

    1. Thank you, I don’t want to sell anything at this point in life. I had a long career in business and enjoy making things now just as gifts and for my own use.

      1. I was curious because if you had a surplus of beautiful things, selling would be an option. However, I think it’s wonderful to do it your way (I’m like you in that sense).

  1. That’s really amazing! It looks so different put together like that, and what a wonderful project it made. I love that you used the corn fabric, too – makes it definitely fall! Thank you so much, Lillian, for helping me see a new way to do my own QAL block!

  2. Oh wow, that is just beautiful! I love the fall colors, they’re my favorites anymore. Your piano bench cover is lovely and a great idea. He’s incredibly hard to buy for and I think he would like that. You’re sooo gifted!

  3. That block really changed when placed in an all over design–I love that aspect of quilting. I rarely foresee what it will end up looking like. Surprises can be fun.

  4. The piano bench cover brings back wonderful memories of a piano bench cover that we had when I was a child. The colors are different, but the idea was the same.

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