In the meantime I've decided to finish many of the unfinished projects I have on my shelves. Some just need to be quilted. Others need a border and then quilting can begin. Some are orphan blocks that will become--who knows what. But I have pattern by Claudia Clark Myers in the book Colorful Quilts and the title of the quilt is Moonshine. I admire every quilt she and her sometimes collaborator, Marilyn Badger, do together and here was a pattern I liked immensely. However, it is paper pieced, definitely not one of my favorite methods of construction. I do have a photo of the quilt from the magazine but don't feel comfortable posting it here. I have many.many more blocks done, currently enough for 8 rows down. This is a shot of some of them put together. There is a big and small side to each block. Sometime soon I'll audition them in various positions and see if I can find something pleasing. I spent a lot of time going through my fabrics to find combinations that matched hers so I'd like there to be some movement to the piece. Hers has blocks with lighter values going from the lower left to the upper right. In order to finish I would say I would at least have to make at least another 32 blocks. Remember each block has two parts. Can you see why I'm stalled doing a process I don't like, although I'm happy with the results.
Star With a Southern Spin
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