And as a nice bonus, I happened to be in Portland on the night of the June meeting for the Portland Modern Quilt Guild! Yes, that's right, I'm so
As soon as I got back from my trip, I went to work on Katie's blocks for Bee Happy Round 2. She asked for two blocks - one Christmas tree block, in either red or aqua (she sent me red), and one any-kind-of-tree block in rainbow colors (she sent me orange).
I did the Christmas tree block first, and this is what I came up with...
But I thought it was missing something. So I went back and free motioned some stars over the trees...
And here's my orange tree...(I feel like it looks really bumpy in this picture...I made the mistake of ironing it after I was done, and it put all those ripples in it. I'm hoping after it's pieced and quilted and washed, that part won't be noticeable.)
I free motioned the tree trunk, and completely borrowed the idea from Rachel's Mosaic Tree from Stitched In Color, although hers is much better!
To say that I've second-guessed myself with these blocks and questioned if they're good enough, is quite the understatement! Panicked is more like it! This is the first time I've done blocks for someone else, and I didn't really expect all the insecurity.
But I think I just have to be okay with it. I told myself when I first started sewing and quilting that I wouldn't be paralyzed by my insecurities, so even though I don't think they're perfect, and I can pick out every flaw, I'm leaving them alone. For now.