And, I decided to use the hand-dyes to make a rainbow version of Fancy Forest, a pattern from Elizabeth Hartman. Her patterns are so well written!
Well -- they're well-written as long as you read them and follow the instructions.
I cut out pieces for 3 different blocks and sat down to sew a hedgehog... and made every possible mistake. I sewed diagonal seams the wrong way for all the spines... Fixed those. Then I sewed the face together completely wrong. And since I had already trimmed one of the diagonal seams I had to cut all the face pieces over again. Grrr.
Took a little break and tried again. Double-check everything before sewing. Check it again before trimming the diagonals. And now I have a hedgehog and a coordinating thistle for this blue month.