Tulips in Broken Star Design
The Broken Star is a variation of one of the most classic quilt designs: the Lone Star. The Lone Star is known to have been in use by 1815, but we've not been able to discover when the Broken Star variation came into being. Then we saw appliquéd Tulips added to the Broken Star at an auction, and what a striking difference they make! Appliquéd flowers such as the Carolina Lily (which is very similar to the Tulip) were already in use by 1837.