Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket never let it fade away...
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket save it for a rainy day...
I know my older followers can finish the lyrics. It's a great old Perry Como song that my dad would sing when I was a child. It's also one of the many song's that would pop into my head while piecing this quilt. So it seamed fitting to name this quilt "Pocketful of Starlight".
The block (free pattern here) has several names. After doing a little online searching I found that Hummingbird or Periwinkle are the most common. Oriental Star, Star of Orient have also been used.
Someone told me that it was also called Job's Tears, but after doing some research Job's Tears is a little bit different.
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No matter what it's true name may be, it reminds me of a twinkling star in the nights sky.
The plan for this quilt was originally much bigger. However I soon became overwhelmed with so many blocks and reduced the plan. Now I'm wondering if maybe I should add some applique to the borders or just leave them for quilting. Hmm...we'll just let it set on the shelf for a few days and see what happens.
~ Lea Anne ~
Today's Freebie from Carter Quilter
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