of quilting, that is. I finished my February Bee's Knees blocks last night...
:: I officially love quilts made only of solids. There's a flickr group for this, in fact (I think there is a flickr group for every topic conceivable to man). I'm not sure I'll ever commit to a solids-only quilt, though, because there's some small part of me that would feel disappointed to not be using prints, which makes no sense, but so it is.
:: Even though I didn't love each of these colors individually, or even each pair of geese, I definitely love how they work as a whole (also true of my star--the less I thought about it as I went, the better it looked). I can't wait to see this quilt finished!
:: I had a theme as I sewed, but you'd never know it to look at the finished blocks.
:: Bees blocks are great for motivating me to try new things. I don't think I would have chosen this block on my own, but making these certainly got my wheels turning. Half-square triangles and variations are amazing to me. So many different design possibilities from such a simple base.
:: How can the back of a quilt play off the top? In the tutorial Claire asked us to use for the blocks, Crystal mentions using the triangle scraps for mini-pinwheel blocks...how cool would those be scattered over the back? I'm sending my scraps back to Claire in case she wants to go that route.
:: it is extremely satisfying when points match. It is extremely irritating when they are off by a hair.
:: For heaven's sake, what do I have to do to get my blocks to lie flat?
Happy weekend, all! Mine will be full of cleaning the kitchen, spider web blocks for Brioni, and pizza! Oh, and we'll get our basement floor back.