I am making the 6.5" blocks and this one felt even tinier than the rest because of all of the tiny little pieces, but this is one of my favorite blocks so far.
I need to use the November and December blocks to balance out the color a little better. I definitely need some more greens and blues.
October was my month to be quilter for the do. Good Stitches Wish Circle. Around the time I was picking the block I received some upsetting news that influenced my pick so I would like to share a little bit of personal info about that if that's okay.
I received a text message from my Dad a few weeks ago that a childhood friend of mine had passed away. I haven't seen her in a long time and I would have probably never seen her again, but she was one of my best friends when I was a kid and our parents were friends so we spent quite a bit of time together. Late last month she went to a junior high football game to pick up her son from the kid's dad. They got into an argument about custody and her son's dad shot her.
I cannot get over how incredibly sad the whole situation is. It is so crazy to me that things like this happen. Since our circle donates our quilts to Project Linus and this quilt may go to someone who has been in their own difficult family situation, I wanted to make a quilt that was calm and peaceful. I asked my group to choose blues and grays and browns and blacks that seemed peaceful.
It is so inspiring to work with the wonderful women in my circle who are so kind and willing to make blocks every month. I am looking forward to finishing this one up so I can get it donated and it can go to someone who needs it.