The quilting bee I joined is going well, and we're already heading into the third month. The March queen bee picked a paper pieced block, so I finally had to bite the bullet and jump in. Thankfully it was an easy pattern, but it definitely takes some practice and my machine doesn't love bulk. She chose bright colours with a low-volume background, either neutral or colourful. As you can see, I went colourful. I made a cute signature block with the wee bits I cut off while making the block.
Each month I have been making a practice block, so by the time the bee is done I will have two quilts. Here's my two latest ones, including my first ever paper-pieced block (thankfully not too much of a disaster) and the practice April block.
Sorry for the terrible quality of this photo. I'll offer a few excuses: 1) It's a very grey, rainy day and the lighting was bad; 2) I was perched on a rotating wheely chair, which makes photography challenging; 3) I was also on wobbly knees that are battered and bruised after a fall in April showers that turned into freezing rain (and back to #1). Oh and I'm on vacation, so suck it.