Heather sent me some extra words to work with half-way through but I already knew exactly what I wanted to make. Eventually this pile of fabrics turned into a pile of blocks. Then I had to get busy top stitching.
I used white thread to top-stitch my sample block but kept going back and forth about using some brighter colors. It was a solid toss up between a beautiful purple variegated thread and some fantastic hot pink that was the perfect clashy-bright color.
The purple variegated won out. It went with Heather's color theme better. The color is good. It blends nicely on some of the pieces and really pops on others, without being overwhelming.
I managed to finish up my addition on Friday after Thanksgiving, only three days late. I was travelling for the weekend visiting family so I quickly snapped some shots in the snow on Saturday morning before I left the house and popped it in the mail as soon as we drove by an open post office. Leanne, you should be seeing it soon!
The piece I added is nearly the same size as what Liz and Heather created but I think it will coordinate nicely with the rest of the quilt. I like how my brighter pinks accent the pinks that Liz used to make her "waves".
When I was done piecing I had 20 extra window blocks and debated between keeping them to make another mini quilt or sending them along with the top for someone to add later. I thought that since I already had a mini I should let Heather and her daughter enjoy them instead. If you want to make some of your own, I wrote up a tutorial on how I made these.
I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story for the first time.