The first workshop was at Piecemakers of South Alameda County on 7 January -- the first Saturday of 2012 and a good way to start off the year. Here are some of the blocks, with Asian fabrics used in the first one.
I'm always pleased when someone has designed their own tile quilt block. Here is one Cindy S. designed with images that inspire her.
And her block in the process of fabric selection.
And on January 10th, I was in King City at the Valley Heritage Quilt Guild.
Holly C. had designed a block based roughly on the Winding Ways pattern.
Here is her pattern and a computer drawing of how it will look with 4 blocks.
And here is her first block with the fabrics selected and the applique stitching begun in the center. Great fabric choices. I hope I get to see all of the blocks when finished!
And here are the rest of the blocks from King City with the usual variety of fabric choices for the tile pieces and the background which becomes the grout lines.