Here's two blocks (that I still need to trim to 8.5") that I made for the first round of our local quilt guild's swap. This member (Lynn) had a huge bin of beautiful batiks for us to sort through. The goal was to make two string blocks using the half square triangle and corner triangle she provided and strings. It was a lot of fun sorting through the different batiks. I also learned a new skill because I have never sewn strings to a piece of paper like she had in her instructions.