Instead I thought I'd get going with my blocks from June. First I did my Lucky Stars BOM. This block went pretty smoothly but I'm going to be totally honest and say that this is my least favorite block. I am making the 6.5" version and those little triangles around the circle in the center are just too tiny for me. I don't dislike it, I just think that this particular star looks better in the bigger block
In my do Good Stitches circle, Alyssa asked us to make the Bijoux block that she had designed. She asked for the background fabric to be black and then to use a light to medium gray fabric for the inner color and a mustard fabric for the square.
I had a hard time finding a mustard piece that big in my stash because I go through mustard fabric like crazy. I wish I could go back in time and buy an entire bolt of this.
Thanks so much for all the advice everyone offered about teacher gifts. Several people mentioned zipper pouches and I agree so I made a couple of Open Wide Zippered Pouches. One of the other mothers had already collected some money from everyone to give to the teachers, but I wanted to do something small and more personal to go along with that.
I put a small notebook, thank you note, and photo of my daughter with her teachers at their preschool culmination inside each bag. My daughter will take them with her on her last day of school so hopefully they like them.
After seeing Svetlana's quilt recently I bought my own copy of Sunday Morning Quilts and now I want to make all of them. I seriously need use up some scraps so I'm going to be spending the next few days sorting scraps and cutting out 2.5" squares.