This Aurora Feathered Star block is over-sized, so you only need one for a lovely wall quilt or table topper. While it’s an intricate block, the larger size makes it easier to cut and piece, especially with these excellent instructions.
The quilt is all straight piecing and fairly simple to construct. Just take your time and strive for accurate cutting and piecing.
The machine embroidery in the center of the block lends a beautiful touch, but you can omit it for an equally stunning quilt. Or, do a bit of hand embroidery if your machine doesn’t have a suitable built-in pattern. A red and white fussy cut would also be a lovely option.
The center embroidery and the machine quilting in the corners use the same built-in embroidery pattern, specific to a B70 Bernina machine.
Look at your machine to see what options it gives you, or get creative and invent your own. Or, for a faster finish, omit the center embroidery and fancy quilting in the corners.
Here’s a mockup without the fancy stitching.
However you choose to treat the center and the quilting, the strength of the star pattern will produce a stunning quilt.
The finished quilt, by designer Nancy Mahoney, is 27″ x 27″.