I was delighted to discover that all the bonus HSTs from step #1 were the perfect size to use for this round. Did Bonnie do this on purpose to make me happy? I think so! It took a while to figure out how many HST blocks I need to make all the square in a square blocks.
I decided to alternate the centres using the leftover blue and raspberry blocks from last week. I was going to make all the star points yellow, but it was too bright so I added in some happy greens and I loved that.
Then I worked on the inside corners blocks using the blue fabric and although it didn't turn out as I had thought it would, it was "good enough".
I only had enough blocks for 3 sides of the quilt... what to do? I decided to add a different border to the bottom of the quilt using letters from the Word Play Quilts book.
The word that kept coming to my mind as I was sewing this weekend ...was courage.
I am so amazed by the courage that some extraordinary humans show, day after day, in terrible circumstances, putting their life and/or their own mental health on the line for others, many of whom have no appreciation for their sacrifice. And yet they show up the next day and show courage yet again. And for some of us, very day that we get up and live another day in the times of COVID19 requires courage!
I made the letters from one of Libs Elliot's fabrics from her Wild Side line of fabric. I used 1.5" strips of white and green to free piece the letters. I was amazed that the 7 letters turned out to be the perfect length to add to the bottom of the quilt.
Linking up to Small Quilts.