The twenty five friendship star blocks are now sewn together in rows. You may remember that I mentioned my mini-group "volunteered" to make the opportunity quilt for the quilt show! We are designing "on the fly" LOL. We knew for sure we wanted 25 friendship stars to represent that our guild will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2007 and also the friendship star is our symbol. We also knew we wanted to use bright, tone-on-tone fabrics. The next section will be a muted black inner border with appliqued star "flowers", vines, and leaves--using the leftover fabrics from the big stars. The final border--we think--will be that wonderful batik at the foot of the bed. We decided to wait on our final decision on the outer border till we see how the inner border applique turns out. There are 8 gals in my wonderful mini-group. These 5 were the ones I could "bully" into being in a picture with the quilt top!!! Notice how I carefully maneuvered so that I would not have to be in the picture!!! Someone has to be the photographer, after all.