There are twelve 12" blocks and a 6-inch-wide border all around. I think I'm coming along well until I remember that the borders are almost equal to the center in size and will, therefore, take just as much quilting time.
This is how I've been quilting the blocks, below. I have 10 of the 12 finished with this much quilting. But I think the stars need double diagonal lines from the on-point squares in their centers to the edges of the stars, and maybe all the way to the centers of the adjacent blocks. There's just too much unquilted space, especially for a quilt that will likely get lots of use.
Have you ever noticed that too little quilting makes a quilt wear out faster? I have heard it is so but I haven't used any quilts long enough to tell.
Wherever you are in the world I hope you're enjoying October. Last week we had temperatures in the high 80s here in central Ohio. This week it's been in the 40s and we had frost this morning. I'm hoping the trees change color soon.
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