Moodiness aside, I've spent productive time in my sewing room, especially on rainy days.
Always a beginning-of-the-month priority is to make the queen's block for our Mid-Century Modern Bee. Our July queen is Susan who lives in Australia, and blogs at PatchworknPlay. She asked for a 12" star block. The star could be our choice as long as it has a black background and any clear color prints. I selected the Blazing Star block on Jinny Beyer's "Free Block Patterns" website. To make sure the points met perfectly in the center, I hand-pieced it, and used a wall paper seam roller to press each completed seam.
You can see in this close-up that the black background is a cool "Target" print. I found this Timeless Treasures fabric - in both black and white - about six years ago, and bought five yards of each color. It's proving to be a timeless (catch that pun?) contemporary print.
So Susan remembers that this block is the one I contributed to her quilt, I made it in my very favorite colors.
Blazing Star, 12-1/2" X 12-1/2" unfinished