Even More Donation Blocks

Donation block, November 19, 2017
Donation block, November 19, 2017

As I said yesterday, I used donation blocks as leaders and enders. I only finished 2.5. After doing an inventory of the donation blocks I have made this year, I was determined to up my numbers.

I’d love to give Peggy and Michelle a nice little stack at the BAM Winter Extravaganza, but we will see.

I am trying to clear out my little bin of 2.5″ squares. Some have been hanging around for a long time and I am sick of looking at them. The group above are not any of those. I needed some nice fabrics to work with first.

Donation block #2, November 19, 2017
Donation block #2, November 19, 2017

I do worry about using non-white fabrics for backgrounds, though I do it anyway. I don’t want to say beggers can’t be choosers, but I do think it. I do firmly believe that other background fabrics thrown in make the blocks more interesting. Some of the background fabrics in the second image come from the appealing California fabric I bought at the Granary. These fabrics were also not the ones I was eager to move out of my bin.

Donation block #3, November 19, 2017
Donation block #3, November 19, 2017

Some of the red tones in the half made block are those that need to earn their keep in a donation quilt. I bought too much of those Joel Dewberry red-pinks at the top. They keep showing up and I need them out of my life. The two squares on top might be the last two, but I suspect another 1-2 squares are hiding from me, ready to pounce when I am least expecting it.

I’ll have at least three new blocks to give to the Charity Girls in a  few weeks and more, with any luck.

Author: JayeL

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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