I have learned from experience to always do a test block before sending out. Earlier this year I had to do an orange peel block and that was hard, frustrating, irritating and just a bad project for me. I am not sure the hostess had tested it first. Anyway, I digress. So....last weekend I worked on my test block.
Lately I am intrigued by the yellow and gray combinations that I see popping up, but I am not sure that I love them, just am not sure. So...I like them enough to do one quilt, but with a bit of a pop, and my pop is purple! The purple I am using is Kona Mulberry and it is vivid, most of the reason I selected it.
The block I selected is called "Mondarin" and using all stash fabrics (except for the magenta purple I have on order) I was able to get all the fabrics ready for my 11 bee mates!
Here are some progress shots and my finished block. I would like to incorporate the purple into the sashing somehow but I have a month or so to think about it. Perhaps when I have all the blocks I can get a better visual and make a good choice.