In January we worked on a sashing pattern of small squares set on point. The blocks in the pattern were 15" finished size before the sashing. I simplified mine to finish at 12" including the sashing.
This month we learned about using templates of different types. I really liked one of Taffy's samples with 8-point stars. Afterwards I came home and cut strips from many of my blue fabrics. I made strip sets of different reds and blues, then cut 45 degree diamonds from them. It has been great fun playing with the different ways I can arrange the pieces.