So to start, we chose an Improv Quarter Log Cabin tutorial, and asked for 12 1/2" square blocks made with the black and white prints alternated with a true white solid. We encouraged the makers to give their blocks a little wonk when they squared them up.
With all of the blocks received back, we were able to make two quilts! I sewed the larger top together, which Arlene DeBuck kindly quilted with a delightful variety of quilting motifs and bound it as well. Louise came up with the clever name Fade to Black, and it finished at 72" square.
In addition to all the black and white fabrics, we also inherited some star blocks that were made by guild members a few years ago. Louise pieced this 36" x 48" top, I quilted it with a simple serpentine, then Deborah Christensen bound it. Once complete, it was christened First Star I See.