For some reason I call this quilt “Little House in the Woods.” The original pattern was for a wall hanging with the house, one tree, the star and a checkered border. It just seemed silly to make something that small when I have a woodsy family room thing going on in the basement. After making one star, I knew I wanted more in the outside border. When the trees and stars were done, there were all these little triangle trimmings lying about. If you look really closely you can see where I used them just beyond the checkerboard part. All my quilting friends were aghast that I would do this, but they looked so cute and tiny and helpless. And, I love to throw in a surprise like that once in awhile. The fabric has an almost tropical feel in the big brown floral, but I loved the colors and the watercolor effect of the fabrics. One almost has to search for the stars hidden amongst those big blooms. It wasn’t what everyone else in the class came back with, but it never is. The fun of adding different elements until the project is at least a throw size reminds me of making round robin quilts.