For anyone who hasn't yet joined the Quilt-a-long, it's not too late. Here's the first post and here's the http://www.flickr.com/groups/lilysquilts/Flickr group. Open to anyone and everyone and all abilities.
In this month's Ringo Pie bee, Penny sewtakahike asked for kitcheny blocks so, after some umm-ing and ahh-ing and churning of ideas, I made the block below. I had a chat with my 11 year old son, Jack, about the block before I started and once it was done. Jack: why are you googling images of coffee pots? Me: for a bee block. Jack: That's stupid. Me (some time later, after much wailing, gnashing of teeth and ripping of seams): So, what do you think? Jack: What is it? Me: What do you think it is?
Jack: a lady with one broken arm, a small head and an ugly dress.
I then had two blocks to make for Allison Pioneer Valley Girl. She's designed a set of blocks to be used with a layer cake and they're fun to make and a great way to practice accurate piecing. She sent us Kona coal and Kate Spain's Central Park.
And finally I have to say that the excitement of seeing someone else make Hexagon Park is not yet dying down. Look at this fabulous version Agnieszka (aka Tusens), who blogs at a quilt, maybe, made using a Pure layer cake.