All last year the Chelmsford Quilt Guild hosted a "Star Gazers" block exchange.
For mine, I wanted scrappy stars with a "repro" feel, and provided two fabrics - celery green and beige/brown repro - for possible use in each block. And I wanted soft pinks/reds as accents.
In groups of 6 or 7, we rotated kits and each month it was fun to work with someone else's fabric and palette. What fun to get my little kit back with a handful of pretty stars - two 6-inch stars from each quilter in the group.
I was thrilled with the blocks and look forward to another round of "star gazers" next year!
Meanwhile Tommy has had his last day of classes, and graduation is next week. Empty nest is just around the corner and I'm really savoring our time with Tommy while we have it!