Another bee block for the Free Bee. This month Lynne asked for blocks that are mostly white/gray/black with a splash of red. She offered a still from Shindler's List as inspiration.
I immediately set off to piece a five pointed star, of sorts. I foundation paper pieced each of the five sections, starting with red in the center, then light gray, then dark on the outer edge. The five parts came together well, mostly from scraps.
Several people responded to the first pics of the block saying it looked like an owl. Can you see it? I think it's largely an accident of the camera angle. But still pretty cool.
The thing I think was not so cool (going to sleep and waking up less happy with it for three days running) was the large chunk of graph paper print on the left side. It seemed wrong that it was so big, so boring, so white, and came so close to the edge. I liked the stark contrast, but it needed to be reined in a bit. I unpicked most of that central seam, pieced in another chunk of the irregular grey stripe, and closed the seam.
I'm so much happier with it. Can you still see the owl?
I can't wait to see Lynne's finished quilt!