Hope you all had a great weekend! I did. Got some rest (much needed), got the house cleaned (sort of, much needed also), and got some quilting done (much needed).
One thing I accomplished this weekend was to make my block for the March Two's Company Quilting Bee that I'm in. Mary B gave us this block to make. She sent us the background fabric and asked us to contribute some blue fabric for the Bear's Paws. Mary B gave us lots of options...go scrappy, use the same fabric throughout...whatever! See her samples here, if you'd like. She said she wasn't worried about the "directionality" of the background fabric, which was good. As you know, I am the same way about stuff like that.
I had a hard time finding a blue fabric in my stash that looked good with this background fabric. Everything seemed too busy for this background fabric. So, I chose this solid navy blue fabric. I thought since the block was fairly traditional, it might be good to go with a solid. But it has this wonderful texture, which I thought would add a nice element of surprise to the block.
I had a lot of fun making this block. I have never made a Bear's Paw block before, but I've always wanted to. I would make more of these. But I would use my paper piecing to make all the little half-square triangles if I made a bunch more of these. I do better with those for accuracy on the half-square triangles.
If you want to see what others are doing in the bee, go check out the Two's Company Quilt Bee blog. I have been having a great time with this bee. Next month is my month. I'm nervous about putting it all together! I'll show you soon what I'll be doing for my month.
Hope you had a great weekend, too. The weather sure has been beautiful here. Just unbelievable. I hope you have been enjoying some great weather, too!
Until next time,