I always look forward to the 25th of each month to see what block will be next in the lineup with Blogger's Block of the Month.
It's like opening a package on Christmas morning to see what designer will be contributing to this fun Quilt-A-Long.
Block #9 (May) is designed by the amazing Cathy Underhill of Cabbage Quilts.
I love EVERYTHING (and I mean EVERYTHING) Cathy makes.
When I first started Cactus Needle several years ago, Cathy was one of the first blogs I started to follow.
It was through Cathy that I first viewed quilts made with beautiful Kaffe fabrics, and fell in love with his designs.
Cathy has been so giving and I have learned much from her.
Even though she lives half a world away in Australia, I wish we could be over the fence, next door neighbors.
The gift of social networking seems to makes that semi-possible.
Cathy's design block is a Jewel Box.
I pulled out my Kaffes to play.
I love using his polka dots and shot cloths for backgrounds.
I now try to make 2 blocks each month, and love seeing how each one differs with various fabric combinations.
Although, I did choose the same fabric for both centers of the blocks.
If you would like a tutorial on Jewel Box, or would just like to view all the wonderful things Cathy creates, make sure to visit her over at Cabbage Quilts.