I need to photograph it properly, but refuse to go out unnecessarily in this hideous 41-degree heat, so these were taken quickly in airconditioned comfort! Even up in the relative cool of the hills, my shaded front porch is 37 degrees!
So I dug through the small stash I'd taken with me (a 30L tub packed as full as I could get it!) which was fortunately in coordinating types of colours, and made new star blocks, and made a whole new quilt!
It has no name (and therefore no label) and no destination! But with the number of babies arriving this year that I'm making quilts for, surely a few will be girls? And when one arrives, the quilt will gain a name, label and destination.
The only quilting is a small pink stipple on all the white in the blocks, and a slightly larger stipple in the borders.
I did visit 3 small quilt shops while we were away in the hopes of finding what I wanted, but other than 2 plain backings, found nothing. The main shop is extremely country in style, and the colours are too dull for my liking, The others are smaller but with nicer ranges; one lovely and fresh, and the other had great blenders - and some Prints Charming fabrics I'm about to ring them about. The end results of all my sewing are that I'm going to end up making 2 very similar quilts, and, wait for it..... my stash has gone down - although only temporarily!
Stash = 988m