Yes, I do have some Improved Nine Patches (which are just about complete and ready to be set) in the hand-piecing department and the Baby Girl down by the machine. But after Steampunk, Halo and Halo 2, I've become engrossed in that genre and was getting cranky for lack of a new project.
And then, last night, just before bedtime, an email arrived listing the on-line class offerings for the Vermont Quilt Show (an event I've been eager to attend in person one day). In addition to classes being taught by two friends -- shout out Sarah and Judi -- there were many other fine temptations.
And then I came to Flowering Snowball, taught by designer Irene Blanck. The class description says pattern and templates will be available by mail sometime in May.
Do you think I could wait that long?
My friend Google helped me out. It seems that the block can be made in sizes ranging from 6" finished to 12" finished. And, yes, templates are available. Ordering them from Oz incurs postage greater than the cost of the templates. But I did buy the pattern directly from Irene. And found 9" templates (just the right size, I think) stateside and placed my orders.
And now I'm going to quit typing and go outside and sit by my mailbox.