The daughter of a friend is currently undergoing treatment for a serious illness, and like quilters everywhere do, a group of us are making blocks – stars – for a quilt her Mother will complete for her, from all of us. These are mine, deliberately wonky and in bright colours as requested.It was an interesting exercise to rummage in my stash to find “brights” – one would think after stitching and making quilts for more than 30 years I might have many loud fabrics from which to choose, that could appeal to a young woman. I don’t! It seems my stash is made up of muddy colours, not all blues as some might think, there are lots of florals and some very old calico type prints, but definitely not much that could be called bold and bright. Wonder what that means?!