I've finished Anne's first block - he's such a cute little guy and it goes together so fast! I'm seeing some finished blocks out there that are done in wool (Cottons n' Woolens) and they are looking very warm and toastie. My wool stash is not up to the standards that would be required to complete one block let alone a whole quilt, so I will be sticking to my cottons.
I like my fabric choices but now that I'm done I wish I had of put a backing on the stars so that the handle wasn't showing through. And then it dawned on me this morning that I should be using one of my beautiful packages of fat quarters that I get from the Fat Quarter Shop every month - each basket would be from one of each of the prints and then the other parts of the block could be from some of the other coordinating prints with just the odd scrap of whatever to fill in when necessary. That way the whole quilt at the end of the 12 months would be coordinated from the one fabric line. So now I need to check out which package of fat quarters would work best for this new idea and then make this little block a second time. Maybe I'll even put a smile on the next one instead of the weird smirk that he has on his face right now!