I'm so not a sports girl. Never have been, with the exception of a phase when I religiously watched college basketball with my dad. So I was not one of the millions of people watching the Super Bowl last night - instead, I sewed. I'm pretty sure I had way more fun. :)
In the 4x5 bee, life got in the way, so to speak, for one of our caretakers, so Amy and I are working on angel blocks for the members of that hive. We chose Faith's Star block pattern for them, and after an intense round of rock paper scissors, I wound up making two blocks, for Rhonda and Jessica.
Rhonda asked for rainbow fabrics for her block, which was somewhat of a challenge with this block. Ultimately, I decided to split up the rainbow into warm and cool colors and throw in some gray for a neutral to tie it all together. I'm not too sure it really works, honestly, it feels a little haphazard, but I'm hoping that Rhonda digs it.
Jessica asked for aqua, gray and orange for her block, and I dug out some Heirloom scraps for her. I'm happier with how her block turned out, even though it is awfully scrappy, it feels a bit more unified and well thought out.
I think I may have forgotten to share with you the lovely blocks I received in this first quarter of the 4x5 bee - look at all these lovelies!! There were some wonderfully talented people in my hive, so I was really happy with each and every block I received.
I also finished up ironing and cutting my fabrics for my Stitch quilt last night, so I'm looking forward to getting some more of my Star Crossed blocks done this week. So many HSTs!! I trimmed these while I watched my first episode of Downton Abbey (love it already!!), so that made it a much more bearable task.
I'll leave you this morning with a sneak peek of the mini I'll be sharing with you all on Friday as a part of Jennifer's Modern Mini Challenge!
Monday, February 6, 2012