As you can see it is colorful. Each large square has two letter of the alphabet. Instead of having 4 patches between the stars I cut large squares. That gave me the 13 blocks in which to embroider two letters.
I plotted it out in Electric Quilt, but that came after I made a bunch of flying geese. I pretty much design quilts using the TLAR method: "That Looks About Right". EQ was a big help figuring color placement.
Here is a detail of the embroidery:
I used a font available in the Pfaff 5D Embroidery Suite. The font is called "Pioneer Children". It reminds me more of a Kate Greenaway illustration.
I used Madeira Potpourri rayon thread. The first two squares as too light as I used a light green and cream yellow and there isn't enough contrast between the stitching and the background. They will be redone.
Here is how it looked in Electric Quilt.
I'm pleased with the way it turned out. Now to assemble it and decide how I'm going to quilt it.
Head over to Judy's Patchwork times for more inspiration.