Monday, February 20, 2017


Reading the latest Bee Sewcial prompt is always a trepidatious moment, following by a time of waiting and pondering. At some point, I gather a pile of approved fabrics and just start cutting.

With Karen/@capitolaquilter's theme of EYE(S), I finally came up with a vision for the first block, but after getting just so far, I needed a break. See, I really need to be in the right head-space to tackle these blocks, and that was depleted pretty quickly on this one. 

Fortunately, several days later, the time and head-space returned, and I was able to finish the block at 11.5" x 14.5". Acutally, the flow of the curves was going well enough, but actually calling it done was hard. So finally, I just trimmed it once the block seemed relatively balanced.

I had a rough plan for the second block, but somewhere in the finishing of the first, it came to mind that I had a personal eye-story of my own. When I was born, I had a blue eye and a brown eye. Thinking of that immediately led me in another direction, and I came up with this block, which measures 12.5" x 15". Dare I say I love this block enough I may need to explore with it more some day.

Whew. It's always a relief to have survived another month, but the prompts are always such a good stretch! See more of what the bee is doing on Instagram at #beesewcial, and also what others are creating at #inspiredbybeesewcial.