So--I have been dipping into a book my dear one gave me for Christmas this year--A Treasury of Mennonite Quilts by Rachel & Kenneth Pellman. It's all pictures and some background information, no patterns. It is truly inspirational--I've been thinking about starting a Lone Star quilt and there are some breathtaking ones in this book. My favorite--at least for the next five minutes or so--has a steel grey background with the star points in solids. I'm surprised by how well the grey works, and it would be so much easier to quilt than black. A couple of years ago, I made an Amish-style Diamond In A Square with a black background, black thread, and even back batting inside it. My eyes are well over forty (it's not polite to ask about the rest of me, thank you very much), and it was hard! Pictures? Okay---there you go.