August 10


I am sending you out into your backyard to watch for the Perseid meteor shower that reaches its peak over the next few nights. This is mainly one for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, but it is also worth watching in the Southern Hemisphere. Hope you see one or two!

Today’s block is Shooting Star, an early Ladies Art Company block (#16, c. 1895). It was also called Meteor Quilt by Nancy Page and Dutch Windmill in the Needlecraft Supply catalogues, c. 1938.

10 Shooting Star
Today’s Block

August 10 key
Fabric Key for Cutting

August 10 cut

August 10 sew

Download 10 August instructions (as .pdf).


Brackman, B. (2012) BlockBase Version 2.2, “Shooting Star”
The Electric Quilt Company: Ohio, USA