Stars and Geese for Lisa

August is Lisa’s month in the Bee Unique, Bee Knotty bee. She sent us some lovely pieces of fabric from the Peace on Earth line (3 Sisters/Moda). She asked for a traditional block and gave us some ideas of the elements she likes. Among them were flying geese and stars, so this is the block I made for her:

Lisa sent me the chocolate brown, gold and blue Peace on Earth? fabrics and I added the ivory background, the blue/grey solid print and the gold check print as contrasts. When I finished this block I wanted a whole quilt out of it. This is a really lovely block, even if it means sewing a lot of “Y” seams.
The block is called “Diamond Star,” and also “Aunt Martha.” I found the pattern in my Block Base software and the reference notes indicate it was published as part of the series of blocks printed in the Kansas City Sun newspaper between 1910 and 1920. It seemed the perfect match for Lisa’s soft, romantic floral fabrics. I am looking forward to seeing her completed quilt.