May 23

UNION STAR, 6″, Light

Union Star was first published by Clara Stone in her booklet, Practical Needlework: Quilt Patterns, from 1906. According to Barbara Brackman, this was one in a series of needlework booklets, and as Clara Stone has been widely published in Hearth and Home, many of her patterns were collected together in this booklet.

Clara Stone book cover Clara Stone Union Star

23 Union Star
Today’s Block

May 23 key
Fabric Key for Cutting

May 23 cut
May 23 cut 2

May 23 sew 1
May 23 sew 2

Download May 23 instructions (as .pdf).


Brackman, B. (2012) BlockBase Version 2.2, “Union Star”
The Electric Quilt Company: Ohio, USA

Stone, C, (1906), Practical Needlework: Quilt Patterns, p. 81 and cover
C.W. Calkins & Co:Boston, MA
viewed at 22 May 2016

Fabric Image Credit:
Tonga ‘crocus’ batik

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