Last month for the Foot Square Freestyle group we were making blocks for Lynn, she chose a gorgeous palette of peacock colours for her blocks, with no light neutrals, so all rich blues, greens and purples, with a bit of gold too.
I had a rummage through my stash, I didn’t have as much choice as I thought I might as they are colours I love, but the batik drawer came up trumps with the blues, greens and purples. The blue fabric is gorgeous and very apt I think as it looks like it has a peahen on it, I’m not sure what birds they are meant to be but in my eyes it’s a peahen!
I struggled a bit with the gold shade, until I searched my scrap box and found a single 10″ square of gold batik, so it was eeked out!
This was my first one, the pattern is a variation on a friendship star, which I think is quite apt for a block swop. I managed to get two birds nicely positioned for the centre block, though some of the others are topsy turvy.
I managed to have the birds the right way up on the next block…
My third block had a pinwheel centre in a star. I’m pretty pleased with my points on these blocks – I tend to make the half square triangles a bit bigger than I need and then trim them down – I think I’ve also finally found the perfect quarter inch spot on my new sewing machine!
This month we’re making blocks in red, white and blue, so time to rummage in my stash again!
Usually the blocks are posted out to each person during their month, however with the current situation we’re not posting until it’s safe, so I’ll be looking forward to seeing this quilt made up later in the year, I think it will be gorgeous. If you would like to see the other blocks made so far, please follow the link at the top of the post.