So what do I do for round two? Well, I looked at the first round and thought about things that I loved, and learned. I didn't know before we started that everyone could make a different block under the parameters set by the queen bee of the month. I didn't know about solids used in quilting. I didn't know about paper piecing. Quite frankly, I didn't know a lot.
What I do know now is that I want my bee buddies to each make a different block. I want a dark solid for the background. I want the colour palette to be more controlled than in my last quilt, though still bright and modern.
Ultimately, I took my inspiration directly from the skill and ideas of my fellow Brit Bee buddies. And then I combined it with this quilt I happened upon, below.
This quilt was created by the lady who blogs here. Her blog is in German but her sewing is amazing, and her sewing space to die for.
And that is what I have asked from the Brit Bee group this time. Stars, on Kona Coal, in varied sizes. I know that I will end up with blocks that I never would have come up with on my own. And that is one of the thrilling things about being in a bee.
Before I sign off, Emily has asked me to introduce you to Tips. Tips joined our household this weekend. It is a long story. I will tell it some other time but for now - meet Tips.