Gwennie Inspired Medallion QAL is themed Childhood. I went with a favorite childhood memory of star gazing.
I grew up in the country where the nights are dark except for the twinkling stars. We loved to go out and watch the stars! They were so bright. It's not that way now, too many big city lights and too many homes with outside lights, mine included. I can still see stars, just not as many from my favorite swing out on the deck.
My most vivid memory of this was at Gramma's house (where I now live!) with cousin Sandy. Gramma let us take an old blanket outside to lay on. I swear we saw a falling star. It took our breath away. I was hooked at star gazing!
This was fun to work on. I had seen this star somewhere on a blog and had drawn it up in EQ7. I paper pieced these. I had added a skinny border to the basket block to bring it to be a 9" block. I sized these to finish at 4 1/2". That's what I love about EQ7, I can make my blocks any size I want. :) I think I'll add another skinny border to balance my stars but I'll wait until I find out what part 3 is about.
There's still plenty of time to join in. This month the link up is at Cynthia's blog--wabi-sabi quilts. I am in love with this quilt already found at Me and My Quilts. Her basket is the perfect quilter's basket!!