Are you ready for the Blue Moon tonight? In honor of this rare celestial event, this week’s Friday Freebie is Moon and Stars, a unique antique quilt pattern originally featured in an issue of McCall’s Quilting Vintage Quilts. Even if you’re not planning to make your own version right now, this is a free quilt pattern you’ll want to download for your personal library if only for historical interest!
Moon and Stars was made by Harriet Ellen Cox of Basque County, Texas, in 1896. The information with the quilt credited “Grandpa Cox and Mrs. Bartec, a friend” with the hand quilting. Although the original quilt was meticulously hand-pieced from templates, our modern pattern has you appliqué the orange shapes to the navy background pieces, a real time-saver.
Download the FREE Moon and Stars vintage quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday FREEbie.
And just for fun, here are a few more moon-themed quilt projects. Enjoy!