.... this block swap party, that is
I mentioned in my last post here about working on my blocks for F2F block swap, the brain-child of Kate and Sue. It works like this - there are 12 of us worldwide participating, and each month we make 3 blocks for The Chosen One....Kate had already drawn our names and assigned us a month.....the blocks have to be 12x12 finished.....one foot square and any design we like - the Freestyle part. We all chose our colour schemes....everyone has chosen wonderful colours.... and each month someone receives 33 exciting squishy parcels in the mail. We make 3 for ourselves, and end up with 36 big blocks....instant quilt! I have to wait until March next year for mine, but in the meantime, it's been exciting deciding on what blocks to make... lots of hanging out on Pinterest....and seeing everyone else's marvellous creations.
Esther from ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com/ was June's chosen one, and her colours were minty jadeite-blue-green/coral and mustard with a white, cream or light grey background. These are the blocks I made her.
and onto July....I was late sending these, so my apologies to Annett, July was an awfully busy month, throw in a few sick days, and the schedule went right out the window. *Spoiler Alert * for Annett, if you're reading, if you want to be surprised when your parcel arrives, you might want to look away now.
Annett blogs at knettycraft.wordpress.com/ and was July's Chosen One. Her colour choices were shades of orange/green/blue and a white background. Here's the blocks I made...
I sent this extra block to Annett, it turned out too small and I thought since it's her colours, she might be able to use it with a border around, or as a cushion. It's a disappearing 9 patch, a block I particularly like, and I actually made it twice ! I thought the first time I'd made a mistake with the cutting, but when the second one turned out the same, and I knew I'd been extra careful with my measuring, I turned to Mr Google for answers. Seems this block can't be made 12 inches, something to do with it being too difficult to cut the fractions of inches needed to make the original 9 - patch. So it was abandoned and I learnt something.
Up for August is Sue at desertskyquilts.wordpress.com/ and her colour choices are any combination of red, white and blue, and I've already made a start on these, don't want to be late again! If you'd like to see everyone else's blocks, go here to Kate's F2F page, and scroll down to the gallery.....an impressive array of blocks and all amazingly different.
I have this " extreme sports" quilt on the pinning table, it's for a little boy's birthday that's looming closer, so I'd better get back to it.....
.....till next time