I have also been creating some class samples for our Stepping Stones class which starts shortly. The same block is used in the Cappuccino Placemats and Tablerunner pattern, so I've made up a couple using some striking black & gold fabric. I tried two different types of wadding: pellon in the tablerunner and the Matilda's bag wadding in the placemat. Both easy enough to quilt with although the bag wadding was stiffer under the machine, but I like the firmer feel for a useful placemat. This is a fun, quick & easy block, each of which uses only two 2 1/2" wide strips of fabric, with no wastage.