Which of these color combinations do I like the best? It's hard to say! I think for sure the bright pink wins but with which color? Green or teal? Like they say, let's flip a coin. Both colors set off the pink and maroon beautifully. I enjoyed finishing these blocks up on the couch Sunday evening while Dave had some much-deserved video game relaxation and Newton purred on my feet.
I didn't end up having any trouble with the pieces not being basted to the paper templates. The paper stayed put and behaved rather nicely. I didn't even need to press the hexagons at all before piecing; the fabric took a finger crease quite well. I will remember this next time I do any EPP for myself, because the templates were really easy to just pop out when I took a row out to fold for mailing. I wonder if you leave the basting threads in?
At any rate, this bee is all wrapped up now, February is the last month, so far as I am aware. It was really fun and cool to realize that I do have time for a little bit of hand sewing at least once a month. Makes the whole idea of working on future hand sewn projects that much more approachable. I'll sign off tonight with a pair of 'lucky pennies':