I signed up to participate in a birthday block swap over on the block_swappers yahoo group. You enter your size and choice of block and colors/fabric designer in the database and then each participant sends the birthday girl the block of choice. My birthday was March 21 and I have received the blocks above so far. I think 6 more ladies need to send me blocks but I like what I have so far. I requested 12 inch star of choice in jewel tones on black background and surprisingly I have not received any duplicate star patterns.
And I've been working ahead on birthday blocks to send to others. The house with the kitty's backside in the window is the next to be sent. Lucky for me several people said to send any star pattern so I chose the dandy block pattern. So far that batik block in front was the most challenging for me.
Pardon my thread littered "design floor". One of these days I will get it vacuumed!