|Shooting Stars quilt top, 66" x 86"|
This quilt was started in a class I took in 2010. Our teacher called the block "Shooting Stars," and that is the name I continue to use for it. However, I have also seen it as "Wink and a Smile." You can find a tutorial for making this block at Anyone Can Quilt.
I made two blocks in the original class, and the rest of the blocks were made in 2015 and 2016. The twist-and-turn framing was added during our pink month for the RSC in July, 2016, and the quilt top was finished that August.
This is one of my favorite blocks. The close-up photo gives a good look at all the fabrics, including the background which was perfect for this quilt.
My favorite thing about the next block is the framing fabric--flamingos!
The block size is 14" before the framing is added, 18.25" with the framing. The large size of the blocks made it possible to end up with a nice lap quilt from only twelve blocks.
I've been thinking about making this block pattern again, maybe in red, white and blue. It would make a great Quilt of Valor, wouldn't it?