Of course it wasn't one of my UFOs but one I'd purchased as a top from a dealer in the US, probably in the mid 1990s. It's hand pieced and it will be much easier to enjoy as a quilt than a top. As I'm working on these vintage treasures I like to think about the quilter who started the project. Perhaps she was keeping busy with her stitching while she waited for news about a loved one in WW2? It's nothing special historically and I have just outlined the stars with quilting so it doesn't detract or distract from the stitching.
I am also a very lucky girl as Santa has come early for me. There was a special offer of this beautiful Janome MC7700 sewing machine at half price and free freight from Sydney. DH encouraged me to spend some of my night shift money on this and I'm so happy that it arrived in time for me to have a play before I started nights again. It sews beautifully and is very quiet. The extra large throat space will make quiling easier too. My DD's cat, Sid, has given it a CAT Scan and I've made room for it. I have sewn half of one of the cot quilt tops this afternoon and I love it. I plan to get more of my UFOs, both mine and those I've accquired finished in the near future. I have been traveling a lot this year so not many finishes but I'm having fun and enjoying all the travels both here and abroad.
Thank you for your kind comments everyone.
Hugs, Jan Mac