My project du jour is Victory Stars, a pattern and kit designed by Paula Barnes for Red Crinoline Quilts. I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of making the center blocks, done in shades of navy and a golden tan background color. The blocks each have a center square in a contrasting color, which I think adds some fun and zip to the equation. I substituted some fabrics from my stash for the kit's center stars, which were a bit more conservative in color.
The quilt has an outer border that features small Sawtooth star blocks, which will also have these brighter center squares. This quilt is a bit darker than any I have made lately, but I think it will look very nice draped over my white sofa or out on the golden tan loveseat on the front porch. I have dark red front doors, which would complement this quilt, so the porch might be the perfect spot for it.
For now, I am enjoying the process of sewing my blocks together with the lattices and corner stones and setting triangles. Doesn't it look different with the blocks spread out and with the lattices separating the blocks? I am loving the turkey red setting triangles.