Several things went wrong. Mainly, I discovered that I had made seven of the blocks with a pure white fabric. The other thirteen blocks appear to have been made with a creamier shade of white. Both shades of white are noticeabley different from each other. I have no idea what happened. The pure white is the better choice I think, as it plays best with the pure pinks and reds in the PamKittyMorning fabric line.
Friends, this is what happens when you abandon a project for a year and then go back to it. Anything can have gone into that project box, and who knows what you were thinking last year? I must have had a plan, do ya' think?
Bother. I ended up with just enough of the pure white to put six blocks together for a table topper. Luckily there was just enough for the lattice. My other issue was I didn't have enough of any one fabric to use for a border and binding, which I think this project calls for. I plan to order some of the red floral print for a border and then I will quilt it myself. Maybe if I give it to her with a big bouquet of red roses, or a snappy red geranium plant she will forgive me for being late with her gift. I think it will be pretty darn cute, in a fun retro kind of way.
I can't swear to it, but I think this creamier white yardage the block is sitting on is a good amount of Kona Snow, which at one point I bought by the bolt, since I was using it so much. In good light, with only one layer of fabric spread out, it is a pretty dead on match with what I used in the remaining 13 blocks. It looks a bit dark in the photo, but it is about 10 layers of fabric, folded. It makes sense I would have grabbed for this white when I started the project, since I knew I had tons of it. How that bright white got in the box, I have no clue.
Tuck my lesson away in your memory banks so this mistake doesn't happen to you. Whites are not all just white. There are a thousand different shades of white and they are not at all interchangeable.
Now I am thinking to make a few more blocks with the Kona Snow and end up with a small quilt for Eva. Maybe 20 blocks all together. It isn't as if making these adorable blocks isn't fun, and I certainly do have plenty of pink and red left...