Judy offered to us for many reasons: 1) it makes me proud of my extensive stash which I've pulled all fabric from all these months, 2) it forces me to use colors I'm not necessarily comfortable with, 3) it gives me a BOM that will turn into a nice quilt at the end of the year 4) it makes me look at color palettes differently than I might have. (June's block is in the upper right.)
Along the same lines, I've also been enjoying my daily color inspiration email from Design Seeds at firstname.lastname@example.org. No sales pitch, no pop-ups, just 4 lovely, colorful photos each with 5 colors that can be used as a wonderful quilt palette. They're inspiring and make me smile every time!
I think this is going to be the configuration I use for the quilt at the end of the year when I have 12 of these blocks made. Maybe I'll put a star border all around it too. Better yet, I might use one of the great borders from Judy's newest book, "60 Pieced Quilt Borders"!
Have a great quilt-y month!!