For me, it's a process of sorting through favorite blocks in books, flickr examples, blog tutorials, until you find just the right block. And instead of making millions of blocks, your bee mates help you with the process.
For round two of the Wonky Bee, I chose Polaroid blocks. You've probably seen these floating around the blogosphere, and as far as I can tell, this was the first block, by Little Miss Shabby. Then, a tutorial was posted over here.
I asked the wonky girls for blocks with various gray backgrounds, wonky or not, as many photos as they'd like per block.
I've received blocks from all but one member (and it's okay; I wasn't in a rush for them!). I haven't photographed Nicke's blocks yet, but you can see them here.
Funnily enough, Rachel chose this same block for do. Good Stitches last month. Honestly, that's great, because they aren't difficult to make, and each one is different. I know I won't get tired of them before my quilt is done! I've only made one block for myself so far, and haven't photographed it.
Here are the blocks I made for Rachel.
I hope to make more Polaroid blocks soon! You should try them, too!
P.S. The HMQG retreat this weekend was so much fun!! It's already been decided that our guild will have an annual retreat. Over the weekend, I finished several bee blocks, and also, I have a quilt top!
It's this one, all done! Now, I just need to figure out what to back it with, and I'll get started on the quilting! And take a picture of the top, of course!
P.P.S. Still no wedding pictures, but sooooon!