I am behind in making Puzzler blocks. This rail fence block was January's assignment, so I am playing catch up. One of our little group of quilters got antsy and finished the whole thing already. The original pattern shows a black or very dark brown sashing between the blocks with a checkerboard outer border and a piano key final border. Haven't decided if I will take the easy path and follow the pattern or try to figure out something more original.
Over the weekend our guild hosted Wendy Butler Berns. Friday night was her "Capering With Creativity" lecture and Saturday she taught us "Liberating your Logs." The lecture and the workshop work well together and the workshop room was full. There is a reason some teachers are "national" level instructors like Wendy. She was fully engaged with each and every student, helping, encouraging, and critiquing. Her instructions were clear and her enthusiasm contagious. We had lots of tired but happy quilters at the end of the day.
Here are some examples of things to make with these liberated log cabin blocks. And here is a peek at some of the work being done during the day.
And here are mine, in two different colorways.
These may - or may not - ever find their way into a completed quilt. For now, they served their purpose in learning a new way to work.