The blue linen is gorgeous but so difficult to work with. Starch, starch, starch!
Block #5, Cross and Crown -
Quaker Pride -
Friendship Star - I had a lot of trouble with this one and ended up doing a LeMoyne Star instead (with the circle appliquéd on):
It's OK, but the actual Friendship Star block really is so special. Check out these examples I saw at the Worcester Historical Museum:
They remind me of "spritz" - the little Christmas cookies I grew up making with my Mom.
Meanwhile, the peonies bloomed last week - I just love them -
And David and I are off to Vermont for a quick night and day - fly fishing for David, Vermont Quilt Festival for me (I'm taking a class).