Here they are, all 10! Each participant selected their color scheme and the location of the Kona white was fixed by the hostess. But after that, it was up to the maker. There are two blocks for each. So with making two of your own, you'll have 12 blocks in your colorway to work with. I requested Christmas red/green/gold. I'll show you what I received when they come.
I improved my point matching in the process, but I sure hope I'm not sending to any quilt police! I have a ways to go with that learning curve on blocks with 72 pieces each. Paper piecing helps the accuracy, but geesh! 72 pieces in one block? They are 12".
The swap was coordinated by Bea Quilter. She modified the Persian Star pattern from Women of the Bible Quilt, enlarging it and leaving off an applique center. I will check with Bea and Carol H. about sharing the pattern, as several have asked.
I made these entirely from stash -- FQs and smaller. Why is it when you pull stash scraps, the volume gets larger, not smaller. Oh and my creative mind is so messy! This is what my studio looks like at the end of this project.
I can hear friend Carol saying, yes, that's how it always looks. And friend Jodi saying tsk, tsk. I need to pull fabric for one more scrappy project - Nan's round robin border - and also for an art quilt class. Then the studio is getting a thorough cleaning/tidying. Geesh! What a wreck!
Art quilt class????? What was I thinking? That is so out of my norm. But it's the only international teacher my guild has coming this year, so I'm doing it. S-t-r-e-t-c-h! At least I won't have to worry about matching up points! And Jodi is in it with me, and it's even more a reach for her.