I'm in the process of assembling my Lemoyne stars quilt. The blocks are set on point, alternating the stars and the pieced blocks with the small brown squares. As a result, the quilt takes shape from one upper corner to the opposite lower corner.
This is about one-third of the finished quilt, laid out on our queen size bed so I can get an idea of how big it is turning out. I'm not sure yet how big I want it to be.
Assembly is not my most favorite part of quilt-making. It's not that I dislike it, but I find it slow going and sometimes tedious, especially when putting together a large quilt with lots of blocks. Part of it is how I obsess over which blocks should be next to each other, and which blocks shouldn't be next to each other, to get a good flow of color across the quilt. This one is not giving me too much trouble, so that's good.
I had a double dose of the domestic arts here on the 4th of July, first a few hours of sewing then I made this red-white-and-blueberry cake for a patriotic celebration.
It's a red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and a garnish of fresh blueberries. Yum!