I have to say that recently my creative energy has been devoted to quilting instead of knitting. I know it goes in cycles-- I'm sure the warm weather has something to do with it-- so I'm enjoying the change instead of stressing out about it.
It's a good thing I want to quilt, because I had a lot of catching up to do! I got behind on my One Shiny Bee blocks when I was finishing up my internship requirements. I churned out March, April, and May blocks pretty quickly.
April The inspiration for this month was wonky stars. I had never made wonky stars before, and it was fun. I used scraps to eke out a third block. I have to do something for sending my blocks so late!
May The May inspiration was circles. This was a challenge for me. I had never (successfully) pieced circles before. However, there was a link in our group discussion to a great tutorial, and it was so easy and effective.
The first block is machine applique, the second and third blocks are a mixture of piecing and hand applique.
And that brings me to June for my One Shiny Bee blocks! I'm finishing up the second block for June now, and I'll be able to show them both to you soon.