For my 'Twice as Nice bee' the February Assignment was Houses. Not any ol' house but assigned houses. Oh this stretched my skills by - a TON.
First was the design. Oh the things that people came up with before was . . . amazing! Then trying to execute this was something else.
First I thought that paper piecing was the perfect way to go. . so I attempted to make the circular flying geese pattern found at The Sometimes Crafter blog. I think this quarter of a block was pretty successful. Phew. The thinking involved was a stretch for sure.
So then I thought.. yep this is what I'll do for the post office assignment.
Thankfully I'm smart enough to test this theory. It just wasn't working out.
Talking with my 11-year old step-daughter she said.. ohhh it's easy just do .. a square and add a triangle and viola. Okay big sigh - and gotta move on. Especially with ra-ra's from an 11-year old non-sewer with lots of cool ideas in her head.
Here is what I finally came up with.
The second block - more learning. This one was to complete a car wash block. Constantly learning - apparently. I wasn't that keen on hand-stitching the name. So let's machine stitch it.. well I like it. So here's what I did for the Car Wash.
So these were for February. I already have my fabric for the next assignment. I was good. . I haven't touched a thing until I got these bad boys done. SOOOOO happy these are done. Go check out what the other gals came up with .. so much talent in this group.