Usually on Mondays I share something that makes me smile. This star quilt makes me smile. I found the orphan quilt top in an antique shop in Lynden, WA (a charming Dutch town). The top was $30...given the cost of material and someone's hard work that went into making it...this was a steal in my opinion. I think most people passed on purchasing it because it is a scrap quilt, therefore no true planning went into the color scheme and the only constant is white (if you have seen any pics of my house in previous posts or on the sidebar...you know that I like 'hospital' white). I saw its potential as a porch quilt and thought it was worth having quilted...so I snapped it up, bought some white muslin (99 cents a yard) for the back and binding, and sent it off to Lynn, my long-arm quilter. When we were discussing the quilt design we decided not to quilt on the circles in the center of the starts to make them pop and to make for a beautiful design on the back.