Well, hard to believe we’re already one month into 2011! And it has been a really productive month. Challenging myself to five new things a week has really been great to keep me working hard.
For the last week of the challenge I’ve been working hard on some new embroidery designs. I can’t show them all off yet, some still need some appliques before they are finished, but I can show off a design I’m working on for my 3×6 Bee Blocks. You can do a traditional quilt block for the bee, but I really wanted to send out something that was my design. So I worked up this simple little embroidery pattern. These finish about 6 inches, the blocks need to be 12.5, so my next step is to figure out a creative setting for them. I’m thinking about doing a wonky log cabin around them, but we’ll just have to see.
I think the most fun about the bee blocks is it makes you work in colors you don’t automatically pick yourself. I’m in love with the orange, but I would never have picked it myself for this. Reminds me to stretch myself more!
Check out how everyone else has wrapped up in the month: