I enjoyed making this block for Debbie—this particular block has been one I've eyed both last year and this year as a potential choice, so it was fun to give it a try. Believe it or not, I could only find two fabrics in my Stash that met the criteria for the center block of being primarily two colors, so I hope she likes the one I went with! I mailed it this week so hopefully she will have it soon, if not already.
I learned to sew when I was 11 or so and took some kids' sewing classes. I sewed costumes a few times after that, but it wasn't until I was in grad school that I met some friends who were into quilting. Quilting was just never a craft that it had even crossed my mind to try, but they made it look pretty fun and the rest, as they say, is history.