Boston Star Block Quilt Pattern is really wonderful as beautiful as we can create beautiful and wonderful blankets, quilts and any other work and to tell you the truth any pattern made with star or log cabin is fantastic. So we hope you enjoy this article very much.
Boston Star Block Quilt Pattern
This striking block is the first block of the Benjamin Franklin Mystery quilt from Erik Homemade. It’s a stunning block that can be used in many types of projects. Add borders (or not) and finish one block for a beautiful table or wall quilt. Combine three for a runner, and more for a larger project.
Traditionally, the Boston Star Block Quilt Pattern uses three colors plus the background but, once again, I had to add in another color. The star in the center is made with Half Square Triangles and Square in a Squares instead of diamond shapes so it’s quite easy.
The pattern of the star quilt is inspired by the Morning Star. The Morning Star is the last and brightest star in the eastern horizon before dawn. It is believed the Morning Star represents the way the spirits come to Earth and serves as a link between the living and those who have passed.
Historically, star patterns were created with plant dyes and adorned buffalo hides and tipis. When missionaries arrived in the mid-to-late 1800’s, they introduced textiles and sewing to Native American women and the star quilt was born.
The star quilt’s tradition of honor grew as the quilts were draped around the shoulders of Lakota warriors and hunters when they returned from battle, a successful hunt, or at the start of Haŋblečeya — Vision Quests. It was also presented at funerals to honor loved ones on their final journey.
Today, star quilts are one of the most valued gifts of the Lakota (Sioux) people and are still draped over the shoulders of the recipient to symbolize protection on their journey through life.
Star quilts may be used:
- As banners in schools for graduations and other school functions
- As altar cloths in churches or placed on top of sweat lodges
- To mark momentous life events such as a wedding or a child’s birth
- As a gesture of sympathy to a family honoring the passing of a loved one
Generosity is an important virtue among the beliefs and traditions of the Lakota (Sioux) people. The image of a star quilt serves as a reminder of the significance and honor that comes from giving to others.
So let’s download the Boston Star Quilt Pattern and enjoy using it as you really want to make it.