Okay, first I have to say that joining this quilting club/bee/group was the most fun thing I have done for myself in a long time. Not even considering the fun of learning new blocks, or having a "reason" to add to my stash, the joy of getting something so lovely as a pile of fabric in the mail is such a wonderful addition to a normal, blah day. So when Mardie's envelope arrived with all the fabric for her patriotic star, it was just the inspiration I needed to set aside my cleaning and get cozy with my machine. But I felt guilty working on her block, when I still needed to finish two other blocks, so I worked on them in order, even if they were technically all completed on the same day! :)
First up is Cami's fun, scrappy block. I really love how the craziness of all the different fabrics is toned down by the borders of white. True, completely scrappy quilts are too much for me, but I love, love, love the look of this, and have now decided to make one for myself. Someday, you know, when I finished all the other half-done quilts in my closet. Ahem.
Next up was the delightfully uncomplicated modern cross for Kristin. It went together so quickly, I made two.