So last night, I pulled out my blue scraps and one of my golden oldie projects and got started. Along with making more of my scrappy broken dishes star blocks, I plan to make some of these this year.
Eight or nine years ago, I belonged to the Greater Ann Arbor (Michigan) Quilt Guild and did a half-day workshop with Judy as part of what they used to call Quilt University–their long weekend of workshops held on alternating years with their quilt show. The pattern is designed for beginner foundation piecers. I wasn't a beginner, but since I was mostly self-taught, I thought I could benefit from all the tips she promised to provide. She delivered and I learned.
I thought it would be a good scrap/stash-busting project at the time and showed up with some red uglies and black and white prints from my stash. Everyone else in the workshop came with beautiful batiks like those Judy uses in her quilts. I was definitely the one not like the others that day. We worked our way through her process and made a couple blocks that day. Here are the (very) old blocks alongside last night's effort.
I'm joining Angela's link party for the First Scrap-Happy Saturday of 2014.