As I've been piecing blocks from my Jubilee quilt, I've been noticing the pattern names; Izar, Elnath, Spica, Talitha...those have to mean something, right?
So, I googled Talitha. Talitha represents two stars in the Ursa Major Constellation, Talitha Australis and Talitha Borealis. This is my Talitha block. (Number 4 of 36.)
When I googled the other names, I found out that Izar is a binary star. Elnath is also called Beta Tauri and lies at the top of the great northern horn of Taurus. Spica or Alpha Virginis becomes prominent in the southeast in spring evenings and is part of Virgo.
I found these patterns at equiltpatterns.com. Just search on Jubilee quilt pattern and they come up easy. There are 36 blocks and they're divided into 6 modules, so to get them all, you have to buy 6 sets of patterns. But, that's okay. I think the price was reasonable considering what I got as part of the pattern.
I am enjoying the process of piecing these blocks and now I'm enjoying learning about the stars they represent. I'm remembering how to paper piece and I'm learning more and more about precision.
Somehow, that's important in my 50th year...remembering what I know and learning more. I'm going to keep investigating this important lesson about using what I already know and continuing to learn as I move through my 50th year.
The youngest old people I know continue to challenge their minds and learn new things. That is the example I want to follow.
Have a great Monday. Lane