I admire everyone who can sew an 8 inch block from 69 pieces, but I won't be attempting this one. Instead, I used my sewing time yesterday to make three wonky star blocks for the Bushfire project for Australian fire victims. They're sort of the opposite of what we're doing at the Block Party -- 12.5 inch blocks from 4.5 inch squares, fast and easy and simple. I'm all for improving my piecing skills, but this weekend I have homework (a midlife M.A.) and I need to study.