Chinese Checkers Quilt

Chinese Checkers Quilt by Katie Longsmith, 2020 / Size: 68″ x 68″ / 100% cotton fabric from thrift-store shirts / Six-pointed star block / Mustachio quilting design
The Making Do Project
Inspiration for this quilt came from a hand-pieced quilt, called “Star in a Circle”, made in Eastern Tennessee by an unknown maker, circa 1930. The six-pointed stars surrounded in red remind me of the Chinese Checkers game board I played with as a young child. My version, made from thrift-store shirts, has only four blocks, scrappy sashing and borders, and a backing that is pieced from thrift-store shirts as well.