A little late for the Fourth of July, but here's my sample block for the HGTV discussion board swap. The block is called Love in a Mist, which is a free block from the awesome site Quilters Cache. (It also happens to be a lovely flower in the buttercup family, properly called Nigella damascena. Its a gorgeous star blossom.)
Isn't she pretty? The Swap Hostess had asked for star and star-like blocks and I thought this would be a fun one for me to try. The final blocks will be only in red & white of course, but I thought my sample needn't be restricted. One of the swap participants said she was doing sample blocks in a particular theme, and I thought that was a great idea. I had originally thought to do my sample in 30's fabrics, but since I wanted to get started this past weekend the red, white & blue seemed appropriate.
I'm making progress getting my points tidier, but I still seem to foul up the seams. Must drive slower over all those speedbumps! What a messy back.