So buoyed up and feeling fresh, although having those this time last week feelings, I got my sewing machine out for the first time since Monday.
Brit Bee - Year Two has kicked off in style, with Trudi giving us free reign on flying geese blocks.
I pulled out the ziplock of fabric she had thrust in my direction at Retreat and took a closer look - lots of BROWN!
Deep breath, after all, I don't have to keep it!
Having conquered the circle of geese block as part of new-Brit Bee Katy's Foundation Paper Piecing For The Terrified series, I could conquer brown, so I printed some more templates from here, and got going on my twist for my first block.
I used two clockwise and two anticlockwise paper templates and took a risk that I think paid off, making the geese from Trudi's white-on-cream background fabric, and scrappy filling the background...
Not too brown, and I am chuffed to bits with my piecing. I hope Trudi feels the same.
Last year when we were set the Lynne-Bob Square Pants block as our first Bee experience, I thought that was complicated - this really does bring it home just how much I have learnt and am volunteering to make in such a short space of time!
The second block is way more inside my colour comfort zone! More Valorie Wells, but in a lovely aqua. I suspect this block has a proper name which I am not familiar with, I spotted it whilst trawling google images and did a quick bit of maths to get it to size...
I love this one too.
Both blocks finish at 12.5", (and they actually do!), and will be flying back to Trudi next week.
So there we are, some real quilty sewing; it's so good to be back!