More Doing Good

As I have said a few times, I have a stack of donation blocks slated to make at least one donation quilt, but probably more. As a result, I should work  on that project rather that making new blocks. I don’t listen to myself. I have tons of 2.5″ squares handy. And I need leaders and enders periodically, so there you have it. And endless supply of blocks.

Blue & White Donation Block
Blue & White Donation Block

Lately, things have been no different. I have made a few as I have sewn En Provence. I need to cut some pieces for the Triple Star, which is why I haven’t been using those quilt blocks as leaders and enders.

I feel like I should just randomly select foreground colors and be done with it. That doesn’t work for me. I seem to have to carefully select all one color or similar colors to make a block. Not sure what is driving that (OCD on some level?). Still, I want to make pretty quilts to donate and this is part of how I do it.

Cotton & Steele Donation Block
Cotton & Steele Donation Block

I recently came across some beige Cotton & Steele 2.5″ squares and decided to make a block with them as the background.

I happened to place the dots so they were all moving in the same direction. On some level, it looks to me like the dots are flowing behind the foreground. The beige won’t go very well with the bright whites the guild usually uses, so I might have to pull some beige out of my bins and make several more blocks with a beige background. It would be nice clear out my beige, but not so nice to work with. Perhaps I won’t notice?

Donation block -pink/orange
Donation block -pink/orange

Finally, I had one under the needle. It was finished, but placeholding so I could start up again with no needle issues. There is a little violet, but most of this block is pinks and oranges. I am really liking that color combination at the moment.

Yes, I have another donation block on the wall even though I have a lot of other projects to use as leaders and enders. A good habit, I guess.

Author: JayeL

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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