The little boy who is getting the blue wave diamonds and octopi is a twin and I've started working on his sister's quilt. She's also getting little critters, but she's getting ones that live in the air. I found super cute Owl fabric when I was in Atlanta at Christmas that I bought just for stash purposes, and it's what I selected for her.
The blocks are strip pieced - can you see a trend there? I like making things easy on myself. Long strips cut into 2.5" bars, then attaching 6 of the little bars onto another long strip on each side. Then cut between the blocks and boom, only 4 seams sewn to make 6 blocks after cutting. I do shorten my stitch length for these to strenthen the blocks since they don't get locked down at the beginning and end.
And here is my February block for the Simply Solids Bee. The block is called Star Gazing and this month's Queen Bee sent out the fabric. It's pretty easy construction. I'll put it in the mail tomorrow, but who knows when it'll actually make it out of Boston since we're getting a blizzard this weekend.