I finally caught the bug that's been going around the office, came home Friday feeling horrible, and headed straight to bed.
As pretty much all I wanted to do was sleep, my weekend plans changed dramatically ... and I pushed off holiday decorating for a week.
But my low-energy state was perfect for spending time in the studio. Though I mostly hung out with the cats on the chaise and watched holiday movies, I also made some Star-Crossed blocks for the December Block Lotto.
We're making completely scrappy blocks in three fabrics of the quilter's choice. Mine were made from a combination of fabrics that I'd recently pulled out for other projects and some larger scrap (you need about a 10" square to make the star points or the background.
I also had time to finish up the directions for making the block. The blocks on the cover were made by Maree, Toni and me.
You can download a copy (PDF format) of the directions here: Star-Crossed Block.
I think this block has lots of possibilities–whether you go scrappy or use a defined 3-color combination. I also think it will place nicely with other blocks. I think a 2 block quilt made from this block and the Hot-Crossed 9-patch could be interesting.
I also finished a project ... but wanted to put it through the washer and dryer for some crinkly goodness before I photographed it. Stay tuned ... and in the meantime, check out what other quilters have going in the links at the bottom of Judy's Design Wall Monday.