I found two FREE sew alongs that I really like and plan to participate in: Block Challenge, and Flea Market Flowers both at Riley Blake Designs. Both give detailed instructions on making the weekly blocks and all of the patterns are included. Check them out at SEW ALONGS - Riley Blake Designs
A note regarding Flea Market Flowers - the instructions have you use (ie purchase) these plastic seed rulers, circle rulers, and pie rulers. I figured out how to do the patterns without purchasing these items (hey - i'm cheap!!). I'll share the methods if anyone is interested.
And like all such programs - color choices are up to us. I am gonna "practice what i preach" and use my color wheel to come up with combinations on the block challenge.
Here's week 1 of the block challenge
Here's one of the Flea Market blocks. I machine appliqued the pieces. I probably won't make all of these, but wanted to try my hand at some curves.