The March and April queens in Stash Bee both requested the same block, with slightly different colours - the Cracker Scrap block by Angela. These are giant 19.5" blocks, but came together really easily. I mostly used fabric from my Reunion layer cake for these.
In the AusMod bee, our queen for March was Charlotte, who sent us three solids (bright pink, slate and white) and asked for two traditional 12.5" blocks (or a modern twist on traditional blocks).
The first block I paper pieced using this tutorial by Jenna of Sew Happy Geek (which incidentally I would have made as part of the Sew Happy Quilt QAL if I'd ever finished it. ;o) ) A few of the seams are a tiny bit off, but it mostly came together pretty well.
I didn't have much fabric left over for the second block, so I went with a fairly simple 9-patch variation of my own devising (although closely based on an actual block - unsure of the name sorry!)
And finally, one of two April blocks for the AusMod bee for Bronwyn. She sent us a variety of (extremely cool) aqua/blue and red fabrics with white solid, and asked for two 12.5" blocks from the Summer Sampler Series. This one is the Flower Garden - I used the alternate piecing method and it was surprisingly stress free, despite the number of bias edges involved.
So I just need to make my March and April blocks for Scrappy? Sew Bee It, and a second block for Bron and I'm up to date! Eeep!
I've also been working on my Retro Flowers blocks - back tomorrow with some progress on that front :o)
Oh, and by the way, the little man absolutely LOVES his Mario quilt - thanks for all your lovely comments! I will be writing up a tutorial for the maze quilting at some stage in the near future :o)