The appliqué and stitchery is the January block from Ellie's Quiltplace Country Calendar BOM.
Woot! Kinda like two BOM's in ONE!!
All of the strips are from my scrap bag - literally a brown paper bag that sits on the floor within arm's reach of my sewing machine. The only design guidance I allowed myself was to stick to blues, purples and greens for this month.
...and I'm pretty sure that it's not nearly as rainbow-shaped as it appears, though the striped strip does smile a bit!
Special dates include my grandson's first date, my little dog's birthday and the inauguration of our new president.
February has started with small squares, rather than strips. I'll probably incorporate strips later in the month. This month's block is up-to-date - the stitchery/appliqué is finished, the squares are sewn. Once it turns into something that's, uh, something, I'll share pictures!