Here's an oldie but goodie. This mystery was a class at Quilt Colorado 2010, taught by my favorite mystery writer, Debbie Caffrey. It's the first mystery I made with scrappy fabrics, and I was chagrined when I found out the quarter-square triangles that form the opposite sides of the "star" were supposed to be the same fabric.
My friend and classmate, Barb Shie, convinced me no one would know that if I didn't tell (and now I've told!). But I agree, with my floral fabrics, there is no need for the fabrics to be the same within each block!
Here is another view:
The 1 1/2" sashing with cornerstones was kinds of a pain, but I really like the pieced border. This quilt went to Washington where it will be a fund-raiser donation for my DG's preschool.
And even though I finished piecing this quilt in 2011, I didn't include it in my "count" (I forgot all about it as it was buried in the "needs binding" pile). So I'm thinking it's OK to count it as #11 for 2012?