My stars are coming along albeit slowly. Oops!!! there's an odd ball here that will have to be changed.
A trip to the LQS for some background fabric for the lighter part of the Virginia Reel (Snail's Trail) blocks made me rethink using a butter yellow or beige. The light blues even with the greens look good and certainly is different. Next step is to add the second round, making a double star of some of the blocks, set them together with the VR's and see how she looks. I don't like putting the VR blocks together, all those bias edges to fuss with.
Reading Bonnie and Keryn's blogs about their hexagon quilts got me looking for a picture of mine. English paper piecing and hexagon quilts certainly are a exercise of patience. I counted the pieces one time and came up with well over 6,000. My Mom got me started. She always had her basket of paper pieces, with bits of fabric sitting ready to stitch when she had a moment or two. I can't count the many different versions of GFG's she's put together, there have been many. This one is mine, taking over 10 years to complete and then given without a second thought to my oldest son and his wife. After all those years I didn't like it anymore.
John's vacation is nearing it's end. A call from the ship to let him know his papers will be at the Union Hall later this week and his report date, the 16th. While I'm not wishing he hurry back to work my to-do list gets longer each day and the wedding quilt has a deadline to meet.