I used Elizabeth Hartman's pattern which you can find in her book Modern Patchwork.
I got started on a new yard sale wrap skirt, I really love how easy these are to wear and with holidays not to far away I thought another one was in order. You can see the last one here.
And lastly I did a sewing class at Sew This & That on how to make a Dresden plate. We created our template from scratch with graph paper and template plastic. I decided to try the pointed Dresden (i't seemed easier) to start off but have the template for a rounded one ready to go. I am planning on make them into a mini quilt although they'd make cute cushion covers as well.