And this was one of the first designs I used a "shiny" rayon Ribbon Floss in the background areas, to give it a different look and texture. Here's an up-close look at the rest of the fun borders I enjoyed stitching around the central blocks:
Looking at this happy piece gave me the idea of quickly graphing a small freebie project for you today that uses the classic star block, as seen in the quilt above.... then adding a fun little border around it. I'm calling it A LITTLE SUMMER FUN:
I've graphed it in a fun red, white and blue color scheme, but you can use any handful of threads you want to play around with. And I've given you two different border treatments to choose from: a striped one or a wavy one. I've put them both in the graph, but you can just pick your favorite and stitch it on all four sides. Also, although I've graphed the borders in red and white, you could also stitch the red sections with your variegated thread, to spread the color out from the center motif and to give it a more monochromatic look....
Anyway, I hope this fun little project puts a smile on your face and helps you enjoy your own sweet summer days. And, HAPPY FRIDAY!