Last year I started corresponding with Laura from Common Threads, a quilt shop in Waxahachie Texas - don't you just love that name!
She was interested in doing a Block-of-the-month through the shop using my Spring has Sprung pattern. I must admit I'd forgotten about the whole thing til I received this pic of the shop's version.
What a beautiful surprise! Doesn't it look great in reproduction fabrics.
Below is my quilt and you can see Laura's stuck to the original design all the way through. I'm so pleased and flattered this is happening - the world sure is getting smaller!
They've already had some sign-ups so if you're interested in the BOM featuring LOTS of applique and some foundation piecing too have a look here. You get the pattern and fabric for the quilt at a VERY reasonable price. Thanks again Laura!
Among other things over the break I started putting these blocks together.
In 2008 at Houston Quilt Show I bought a bundle of 1940s stars, machine pieced but no background, just the stars. Over the last few months, by hand, I've been adding a mixture of solid backgrounds to all the stars.
The fabrics are so typical of the era and even tho the stars weren't all the same size you can't really tell when they're trimmed back.
A couple of fabrics for the setting triangles are vintage as well bought on etsy here. It's been a fun project - just needs a border now.