Last weekend (National Quilting Day), Sue set about making her blocks. She completed two. The block pattern for this year's event is paper pieced and is from the Quilters Cache website. They call it Night and Day; we are calling it Crystal Facets, since our theme for the retreat is "Its Crystal Clear We Are Quilters". Participants are to choose gemstone color fabrics to use along with the provided background fabric. These are her two completed blocks, which ended up not being as difficult as she anticipated. (Figuring out a method to keep the largest piece on straight grain was a big help.)
She has one more block kit left to make, so plans to tackle that this afternoon. Who knows, maybe a tutorial will follow? Stay tuned.