This Mexican Star quilt pattern looked so fun to make that some friends and I talked the local quilt shop into teaching a class. As with most quilt patterns, it’s not nearly as tricky as it looks, especially once you figured out where the squares intersect. This pattern was one I had admired for a long time, but I didn’t want to use the typical southwest sunset-type colors. This quilt is commonly done as a small wall hanging with only three stars across. Since I took my color cue from the Persian Garden wool rug in my living room, I wanted it big enough for a Sunday nap quilt. It was also the first time I used bamboo batting and the jury is still out on that. While much warmer and more substantial, it doesn’t have that nice drape one gets with cotton batting.The three borders were not part of the pattern, but it needed something to frame the lovely design. I have seen many variations of this pattern, but I like this one best because it has floating folded triangles that are turned back and stitched down to form the curvy part. The blue fabric that makes up the background is one of my all-time favorites. Robin egg blue is always a good idea, and it seems to find it’s way into most of my projects. Just thinking about this quilt makes me want to find a good book and curl up on the sofa with my Persian Star Quilt. Go away world–just for a little while.