I am just finishing up two weeks' holidays from work, during which we spent eight days in Ontario visiting my parents. I looked forward to the visit, but not the weather. Having "enjoyed" 20+ hot/humid summers there, I was dreading that part. But! It wasn't as hot as I feared it would be! There were only a couple of super-hot days, one of which was the day we scheduled an outdoor activity. In related news, I think the person who invented air conditioning should be canonized.
But for the most part it was nice warm summery weather. We were even treated to a good ol' rocking Ontario thunderstorm. Besides my family and good friends, I really miss thunderstorms. We don't get them as frequently here. Rain, yes. Thunderstorms, no. Unsurprisingly, Miss G didn't share my enthusiasm over the booming thunder and she fell asleep that night with her hands clamped over her ears, poor thing.
Anyhoodle, the vacation took a bite out of my stitching time, so getting in under the wire on July's block for the Stash Trad Bee, am I!
I don't know what that grey/yellow floral print is - I got it in a swap. But it was perfect for this block!
Kati asked for stars in a yellow and grey combination, and she prefers the complexity of foundation paper-piecing. Works for me! This Whirling Star was part of Faith's Solstice Stars series - here's the tutorial. I'm happy with it - I hope Kati is!
Wondering how I got those centre points to match up so nicely? Lynne from Lily's Quilts had a timely post on that very thing. Enjoy!