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Feathered Star
Feathered Star
Chestnut Burr/Radiant Star/Aunt Betty's Star/Snowflake

This beautiful star was being made long before 1931, when it was first published as Chestnut Burr and Radiant Star in a quilting booklet called Prize Winning Designs. The name Feathered Star is from Quilts of Virginia. We owe this information to Jinny Beyer's wonderful Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns.


Star of Chamblie
Star of Chamblie

"An antique design brought to Canada from France in the early part of the 19th century," is all that Hall and Kretsinger have to say about the Star of Chamblie in their 1935 book The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America.

In fact, Fort Chambly was built just east of Montreal in 1711, one of five built to protect French immigrants from the Iroquois Indians. It's on the Richelieu River and named for the nearby Chambly Rapids. The Brits spelled it Chamblee. Part of Atlanta has that name, but we don't know why.

We've seen several color variations of Star of Chamblie blocks, but none quite so beautiful as the example that quilt researcher Carrie Hall stitched up in the 1930s. We've emulated her colors at left.