Pam Buda's newest Block of the Month quilt features Diamond Star blocks, and celebrates the mid-nineteenth century when red and green quilts were the rage. Quilts of the era were often make with a muslin background and solid prints, but many were peiced using a variety of calicos. Pam designed a soft neutral print to echo the muslin background color, but with a classic feel. The collection of red and green prints blend perfectly making the Diamond Star blocks shine! This is a nine month program, quilters will make a Diamond Star block each month along with Nine Patches, Half Square Triangle and Chevron border units over the nine month program. While the Diamond Star may look difficult to make it isn't! No special tools are required. The Block of the Month highlights the fictional storey of Rachel, who creates this very speical quilt in celebration of parents' 20th anniversary. Rachel's parents were married in 1835. Working as a school teacher during the week, she has secretly been saving money from her afternoon tutoring to buy fabric to make her parents a special anniversary gift. Rachel has chosen to surprise her parents with a red and green quilt, which her mother loves, and is so popular. Quilters are invited to join the fun as they stitch a replica of Rachel's Tribute to her loving parents. Finished quilt size is 88" x 88"