Would you like to meet my latest distraction?... on my desk right now is a mini mini swap that tempted me to
Additionally, I finished a few blocks for a charity quilt that is to be auctioned off for the Free The Girls Project. The FTGP is a FAWCO target program which "focuses on women's rights as human rights, specifically in the areas of political empowerment and participation, economic empowerment, peace and security, and ending violence against women." (source) The project collects new and gently used bras, to then set up second-hand clothing markets, and then sell the bras that have been collected. Many of the women that have been assisted through this program are trafficking survivors, whom for several it is a first job and a reintegration back into society.
The block is appropriately named "Liberate", and is a free pattern for personal use or for charity quilts. This is actually the closest thing that I have ever done to a solids block, and I thought that my all time favorite, Basic Grey's grunges, were perfect for this block. It was fun for me to think about how the solids would work best together, and I am super excited to see how so many different blocks from multiple club members will come together in one big quilt.
Since joining a quilting bee this year, I am quite interested to see if there will be any challenges to making a quilt with blocks from various people, with a variety of tastes. Have you ever worked on charity quilts or quilting bee quilts with blocks from several different quilters? Was is a challenge, or did it come together quite easily?
Linking up this week to WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social.