Like Carrie, I was a little nervous about this block because I've never done paper-piecing before. I love how the blocks turned out, though.
This first one had a plan as far as the placement of the fabrics so it's a little more balanced than the second one.
I had to be more creative with the second block so that I wouldn't run out of fabric. It's definitely a bit more random.
Am I the only one who does "practice" blocks to keep for myself before putting together the actual blocks? This time, I was so glad that I did because I made a few mistakes that would have been disastrous if I hadn't had extra fabric on hand. Here are the two "Map of the States" blocks that I made for me. I also have blocks that I made with these fabrics to match the January and February blocks. I think I'll probably put them together when I have a total of twelve, so I'll end up with three quilts at the end of the Quilting Bee!
And, because I know you all want to know if our little one finally made his appearance, here's a picture of Warren Charles "Charlie" at one month old:
Charlie made his arrival early on the morning of February 12th during the biggest snowstorm in Dallas, Texas history--12 1/2 inches of snow! He weighed 7 lbs., 11 ou. and was 21 1/2 inches long. He's a very easy baby so far, and the whole family is enjoying him!