Anyway, I present to you Block-a-palooza blocks five & six:
These blocks were a little more challenging, with a lot of piecing & points to match up. They aren't perfect, but I like them (especially six!). Starting block six was hugely difficult - I could not make a decision on fabric. I knew I wanted a red-heavy block, but I could not make my fabric play nice. So... I may have paid a visit to my local quilt shop... Whatever, I really like it now!
In non-quilty news, my friend Sara has been asking me to teach her to crochet. This weekend we were finally able to meet up for it, and it was a blast! I have never taught anyone before, but she's home now practicing her single crochet. She'll be a pro in no time. I thought that Sara would need a pretty new roll-up case to hold her new hooks, so I whipped one up for her.
Here it is all rolled up:
It was fun to make, super practical (I love the needle pocket), and Sara liked it! I made it mostly following the pattern here, with a few changes, like omitting interfacing (I didn't have enough, and it was fine without). I kind of want to make one for me now, even though I have a crocheted one as a WIP right now. Hmm...