On Friday night I went to a mystery quilt class called "Ladies of the Evening" at one of my favorite quilt stores (Reichards). Two of my quilting friends had signed up, and when one couldn't go, I agreed to take her place. Then the other one was ill and I ended up there by myself. That's okay, I enjoyed an evening of meeting new quilting friends, sewing, and I especially enjoyed starting this new project! On the right is the sample quilt and the pattern is called "Criss Cross" by Deb Beirnes. One of the things I love about this class is that they have pre-cut kits for you. This is my kit on the left - all ready for me to start sewing! I decided to make my quilt completely scrappy and did not match the fabrics on both sides of the block. Here is the photo of my blocks on the design wall before I left the class. I decided I would like to make it one row longer and one row wider, which I think would complete the dark diamonds on the right and bottom sides. So I will have to dig around in my stash and find some more squares to make more 13 blocks. But it will have to go to the bottom of my "to do" list since the next step of the Orange Crush mystery has been posted!