Pattern name/title: Eight Point Star (Variable Star)
Date Made: c. 1930
Maker: Cora Drake Clayton
Size: 71.25" x 84.25"
Predominant Colors: pink, blue, green, multicolors, red
Fabrics: cotton prints, florals, polka dots, solids, plaids, checks, ginghams
Backing: pieced top and bottom in blue cotton fabric, center section is tan, as well as the- sides
Batting/Fill: cotton thin
Techniques: hand pieced, hand quilted
Description: 164 blocks in the Star of LeMoyne pattern, each star measuring 6" x 6", pieced together with 3.5" x 3.5" of muslin to form setting. Set straight 11 x 14. Borders are as follows: #I: 1.75" top and bottom, pink cotton, sides are irregular in width pieced with sacking fabric measuring 1.25"-1.75" in width.
Edge Treatment: .75" irregular, turned from back to front of quilt and hand stitched to front of quilt.
Quilting Designs: irregular straight lines over quilt measuring 1.25"-1.75" in width
Construction: fair, mismatched seams
Quilting: primitive, moderate amount on quilt
Condition/Restoration: fair, repairs have been attempted
Provenance Quit was made by Cora Drake Clayton in the 1930s according to paper of provenance accompanying this quilt and 3 others. Dated 1995 and explains the purchase of the quilt by the Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild.