Thanks for all the suggestions for naming my block; I've decided to call it Homestead Star. The house shapes are like the simple settler cottages dotted over our landscapes, many with a windmill close by, and the weathervane reference makes me think of our Southern Cross windmills. And that reminds me of the Southern Cross in our night skies; so there you go, block and quilt named.
It's a long weekend here, and I spent yesterday working in the garden and stayed up sewing till 2am. I really wanted the borders on the Basket quilt and the Homestead Star finished, so I just kept going until they were done.
The Homestead Star borders took ages, there are 16 strips to sew into sets of four, and then I had to attach them and mitre the corners.
I spent today babysitting great-niece Isobel, so I didn't get any work or sewing or gardening done; it's 9pm and I'm about to get a cup of coffee and consult the UFO list, so I can choose another project to complete. Only 19 left......
Our trip to Broughton on Thursday was wonderful; all the dogs enjoyed themselves on the beach, it was very exciting as the sun went down and the tide came in. It's lovely to see them all interacting with each other and getting on so well. Dogs need a lot of doggy friends for a well-balanced life.