.... to start planning for summer. The Mountain Jam Circle quilters met several weeks ago and purchased the fabrics for this year's Shindig on the Green quilt. We are following an Eleanor Burns pattern that requires some assembly before the cutting is completed, but Alice got the first part of the cutting done. We met for a yummy lunch at her house last week so that I could get some of the remnants to make a block for the center.
This block includes all the fabrics that will appear in the quilt. I used the basic idea of the block Eleanor Burns used, but made it slightly more complex to incorporate all the shades of blue in what I hope looks like a transparent overlay of a light blue frame on point set over a Missouri Star. I have found two related blocks "Noon and Light" and a version of "Royal Star" - but surprisingly, no traditional pattern that is exactly this combination of squares and triangles.
This is a 12 inch block. Alice and Ann will be piecing the rest of a lap sized-quilt around it. Should be a beauty!