After a great deal of vacillation, I decided to join the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Block Swap. My uncertainty about joining came from my fears that my blocks would not be good enough. However, after reading many encouraging emails from quilters on the SBS list, I figured I'd give it a try. I'll do my best work and hope that it will be satisfactory to those quilters who eventually receive my blocks in the swap.
The blocks that I have been assigned are: I-8 Birds in the Air, J-1 Sawtooth Star, L-1 Friendship Quilt, L-6 Steps to the Alter, and M-5 Ohio Star. I have begun with the Sawtooth Star block. After making 2 blocks that didn't quite measure up, I have finished 5 that satisfy me.
The block above is one of the Sawtooth Star Blocks. (The shadows in the background fabric were caused when scanning the block. They don't show up like that on the original.)