Initially I was on EQ7 playing with designs, when my friend Marei started asking me questions: What color was I going to use? What did the block mean to me? etc. At that point, the block was a block and I had no idea about the color. Then I happened to see my Laurel Burch fabrics and everything fell into place.
This is my finished project; I'm calling it "Tribute to Elly."
Below is a close-up of the quilting on the main star:
The smaller star block shows a mare and foal; shortly before I lost Elly, she had a little filly. Her barn name is Emma. During the two months they had together, Elly was a perfect mom!
Another close-up--this one of the flying geese:
And the back...showing all the quilting.