Cross #1 off the list. I finished Natalie's cross blocks for the Hope Circle in the do. Good Stitches Bee. Usually the Hope Circle makes a quilt each month for Threading Hope but this month Natalie asked if we could make a slight detour. Unfortunately Natalie recently lost a friend of hers from work who was suffering from depression so she asked us to make two cross blocks for a quilt that she is planning to donate to an auction to raise funds for their local health association. Since his favorite color was purple and he also liked blue and green she asked us to use solids in those colors.
I used this as a perfect excuse to add some solids to my stash. I ordered Kona Solids in Amethyst, Candy Green and Hibiscus. And I also threw in some Ice Frappe that I'm intending to use for another project.
I loved the idea of making this quilt to benefit the memory of her friend. My heart goes out to Natalie and her friend's family and loved ones. The blocks each measure 12.5" x 12.5" and they were made using a great tutorial you can find on That Girl That Quilt's Blog. The tutorial is so easy to follow and they blocks were quick and fun to make. I think I might be making more of these in my future.