I set aside some time this afternoon to catch up on some blocks for the Twice Around the Block virtual quilting bee. I had three improv blocks to do, so I started out with a little improv lunch for sustenance.
Jasmine rice, black beans seasoned with some chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, a little Yumm! sauce, avocado, an abundance of chopped tomatoes, a little sea salt, and a touch of Sriracha.
Duly fortified, I turned my attention to the blocks.
Alison (Starlit Nest) sent a variety of fabrics and asked for a block of any size containing snowballs and rectangles.
Terri (Sew Fantastic) sent these beautiful solids & nearly solids (tweeds and crosshatching) and requested an improv block of straight lines (squares, rectangles, strips).
Mary (My Life to Sew) asked for funky triangles, and I love how this block turned out.
This month's block is a court house steps for Lisa (Vintage Modern Quilts), which I'm also hoping to finish this weekend. And just when I thought I was so very close to be caught up in this bee, I realized that I have somehow skipped the month of March! Whoops! Did I mention that the people in this bee are amazingly patient?!?
Oh, and I started another "little" project. I am joining Penny's (Sew Take a Hike) Yoyo Along. Somehow, while sewing with the Sweet Hot Yams last night, I managed to only complete four yoyos in about four hours. At least I got a lot of fabric cut so I can have a nice portable project.
Somehow these just didn't seem to be as much fun as I was hoping they would be (probably because I was so tired after work yesterday). But I've always wanted to make a throw of yoyos, and after looking at this pretty little stack sitting near the sewing machine all afternoon, I think I've fallen in love with them again.
With wishes, true and kind -- Joan