Aunt Martha’s Broken Star Kit

I’ve always wanted one of these kits. I finally found one at a price I was willing to pay.

I was so excited that the seams were marked so I could hand piece it.

Except, only the top piece in each stack was marked. ☹️

I decided to machine piece one diamond to see how it would go. The answer? Not good.

Hmmm…. not sure where to go from here. This might have to sit a while.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Aunt Martha’s Broken Star Kit

  1. Sheri Lesh says:

    Katy, I just sent you a PM in Messenger!

  2. chickadee04287 says:

    I encourage you to keep trying because you will end up with a beautiful quilt. I used Judy Martin’s Shining Star Quilts book to make my star quilts. I like sewing the diamond pieces one by one rather than the strip piecing method. Once you figure out where to place your pins and how to sew a consistent seam allowance, you will find it goes more quickly than you might imagine.

  3. Tina W in Oregon says:

    I’ve made a small one using the strip piecing method. It takes a lot of pinning to match the seams. Persevere!

  4. Aunt Martha apparently has a bit of a mean streak only marking the top unit – LOL. I’d agree with Wendy Reed – I’d do my best and hope the rest quilted out. Such pretty colors!

  5. Wendy C Reed says:

    Hmmm, that is disappointing. Of course not being a precision piecer, I might just finish it any way and try to “quilt it out”. Guess that is why there are so many vintage star tops unfinished!

  6. Nann says:

    The kit lacked some quality control, eh? What a disappointment. Those markings do wash out — my first-ever quilt was a kit with markings. I have several unmade kits (in original packaging) in my vintage collection. When I give quilt history programs I’ve been asked when I will make them. I’m quick to answer, “Never!”

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