Brown is the color for October, and since I'm finally home with my stash, I can make a brown Ohio star or two.
The smaller one is for my rainbow Ohio quilt, and the larger one is an experiment that got away from me (geometry is usually my friend, but will sometimes betray me...), so I went with it and ended up with a larger star. It will end up in my growing pile of orphan/digression blocks. (There'll be a quilt in there eventually.)
And as a Public Service Announcement -
When Lee Anna recommends a quilt shop, run, do not walk. While I was on vacation, she told me not to miss a visit to Capital Quilts.
I'm ever so glad I listened to her. I found a couple of things. 8)
My daughter and I spent a happy chunk of the afternoon looking at everything (and I do mean everything), gathering treasures, and enjoying all the pretties. And, oh my, were there a lot of pretties!
You might notice a kaleidoscope ruler in that pile. I wasn't going to buy that. But I'd been drooling over some kaleidoscope blocks (I'm looking at you, Cathy), so when I saw it, I picked it up.
Then I thought about how many quilts I have already in progress, plus the ones in queue, and I put the ruler back.
My path through the store took me past the ruler section again. I thought that by the time I was ready for that ruler, I might not be able to find one. So I picked it up again.
Then I thought about how I'd want to play with it as soon as I got it home, and I'd end up even deeper in diversions than I already am. So I put it back and wandered off to look at other things.
Then I found myself back at the ruler section again. I thought about the fact that it will be more expensive in the future. So I picked it up again, because clearly that's the sensible path.
Then I thought about the fact that I would have to hide it from myself in order to stay on task, and then I'd forget where I put it and it would be gone forever, so there was no sense in getting it at all. So I put it back.
And then somehow I found it back in my hand as I was headed for the checkout line.
I know when I'm licked.