Here's what I made today:
Rachel of p.s. i quilt. She is the February person in our bee beautiful group. She sent the fabric strings and said we could use whatever fabric we wanted for the center strips--I decided to use all greens. I think I have enough leftover to make another block and am planning on using purple for the centers of that one. Her tutorial for this block is here. It's the first time I've used small stitches along with paper piecing; I should have done it that way sooner! I set my stitches at 1.5 and the paper ripped off really easily.
I am planning on making a little chicken block tutorial in the next few days so check back for that....
also--please go over to the Handmade Olympics and vote for my Noah's Ark Quilt! Thanks so much to those that have already voted :).