Last year I had a request to re-make a quilt for a happy customer who had bought the quilt below for a friend and wished she could have one too. It took me a while to get around to making it, but I did so last month. I had already told her that I would do it again with a different background because I felt that the two background colors took away from the star design. Right now, the newest version is winging its way to the customer and I hope she likes it just as much as the original.
This design is one I developed and called Nested Star-Crossed Strings. It's made in a liberated style with strips of fabric. The cross shaped block centers were an idea I saw in a vintage quilt that Roderick Kirakofe showed online at one time. I haven't been able to find a photo of the original, but will add it here if I do find it. It was only the cross blocks, not the star points. Actually, the very first quilts I made with this design were the ones below. They incorporated the cross block center and the star points. Then I got the idea to nest the stars together, which is a nice effect.
I posted photos of this one in progress on my Instagram. I can see a lot of variations of this one, so perhaps it requires more experimentation? I do have other ideas for this design and maybe I'll have time for them someday.