Here is Katy's block:
It took a little more planning and tinkering than I originally thought but I loved sifting through my scraps and playing with the color values and layout. I was wondering if any of these same fabrics were used in the blocks that I made for Katy's first International Stashes quilt. I continue to be thrilled with all of the variety of projects that our group chose each month. Thanks girls!
Here is the charity block:
Thank you again Katy for taking on this project this year. This was a quick block to put together and I think it is going to be so charming with all of the fussy cut centers. Thank you too to Amy (Canada) for the tip in the comments section on what size to cut the squares for the HSTs, I also started out with 3.5 inch squares for the HSTs and then I remembered your advice.
And finally! Here is the 2013 top that I have been procrastinating on:
I just have not bonded properly with this quilt, I haven't been able to get excited about it, maybe not modern enough for my tastes? I'm not sure. What do you think of it? I could not stand to have it just sitting on my shelf either. All I needed to do was add two more zig zag borders and I finally did that last night. Now I am going to take it to the US with me tomorrow and send it to Amy (USA) and have her use her new long arm quilting skills to quilt it for me. I have given her free rein to do what ever she thinks would look best for the quilting part. No pressure Amy but we will all be looking forward to seeing what you decide is best for it. Here is the backing fabric I ordered to go with it:
I hope you are all doing well!