This first block is called Galaxy X and was designed by Deborah Johnson (In the Doghouse Designs).
I had originally cut the pieces for the black parts using a different fabric. When I started to piece the block together and could see the fabric underneath the bright light of my sewing machine, I realized that the black fabric was actually navy blue! Oops....back to the cutting board! :) :) :) Don't you just hate it when that happens! :)
The second block is called Windblown Star....
As far as I can tell, this is just a traditional block that no one can claim ownership of the design. Its simple to construct but I think it is an interesting design. I'm very pleased with both blocks!
I snapped a picture of them together before packaging them up to mail... (sure wish I had thought to do this with all the birthday blocks I've made so far!)
I need to go check my birthday list because I think May will be a busy month also with either two or three more birthdays! Thankfully, there are a few months that I get a rest (I think!).