I've made this block before and when lived in Texas my guild had a workshop to make donation quilts out of this block. So, now that I'm in Oregon, I offered to demonstrate how to make the block in my guild here. In February, I will be doing that, so I decided I needed to make a couple samples to show them.
The first one is a table runner made out of a charm pack. It is super easy and with a charm pack, I didn't even need to cut any fabric! This charm pack had been in the bottom drawer long enough, and the fabric is lovely - Hemming House by Bannock & Patek for Moda. It took less about an hour to put this top together.
This next top will be a donation quilt, as the guild I belong to donates to a few different places, a hospital, for one. I cut all the pieces for this to 8" and each block finishes at 15", so it is 45" square.
I will quilt these before the demo and have sample blocks in various degrees of progress to show how it is done.
On my daily walk, I pass this tree, which always amazes me because of its size and the covering of moss. I wonder how old it is.
I think I have finished all my Christmas sewing and the shopping is almost done. I have some cookies and appetizers in the freezer already and more to make. My sister will be visiting after Christmas! How are your preparations going?