My Flickr friends Chawne, Jocelyn, and I started a Virtual Quilting Bee this year. We have 13 participants, and each month we make 2 blocks for one particular person. That person picks the fabrics, the design inspiration, and all of us make our own versions. The month that everyone makes blocks for me isn't until December, so I've got some time to decide what I want!
Jocelyn is looking for a sampler-like quilt, and she asked for one traditional block and one improvised block. Here's what I came up with.
The improvised block features some hexagon trees. The hexagons I used are tiny; they're only 3/4 inch per side!
The traditional block is from the book, 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars. This happens to be the Connecticut star, chosen simply because I like it.
I did actually run out of the blue on the last point in the star, and I thought it would be fun to pop a little pink into the block.
If you're curious what everyone else is making, you can see photos in our Flickr pool, One Shiny Bee. I think this will be a fun project for 2010!