Patriotic Blocks

I’m taking part in Foot Square Freestyle this year which Kate Chiconi organises. We make three 12″ blocks a month, each person in the group is allocated a month and we make the blocks in their choice of colours. Usually they are posted out within the month, however at the moment we are holding them until it’s safe to post.

I’m enjoying trying different blocks each month. I’ve used my big patchwork block book again, I have a love hate relationship with it as it does have 365 designs, which is pretty useful. However I really don’t like her instructions, so I just look at the diagram and work it out!

In May we were making the blocks for Susan, she’s chosen red, white and blue. I looked in my stash and realised I didn’t have much true red and blue, so I ordered some Lewis and Irene fabric from their Thumbleberry range. I did have a bit of a panic when it took nearly three weeks to arrive!

My first block is called Faceted Diamond. I’m pretty pleased with how this went together.

Next up was ‘A Row of Geese’….

My final block is called watermill, I do like making pinwheels!

I must admit I was really happy with how these came out. I’ve not done much with a limited colour scheme and strong colours too, but they turned out really crisp and striking. They certainly suit the simpler blocks.

Do follow the link at the beginning to see everyone else blocks.

I need to start making this months now, then hopefully I won’t be last one in again! This time we’re making them for Monike in indigo, gold and hot pink.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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5 Responses to Patriotic Blocks

  1. tialys says:

    Those red and blue fabrics are lovely and work brilliantly in those blocks.
    I’ve done two of Monike’s so far but have to keep reminding myself to get them done as we don’t have the impetus of needíng to get them in the post at the moment.

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  2. claire93 says:

    lovely patriotic blocks!

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  3. Amanda says:

    Beautifully made. Pinwheels do look lovely but they can be a pain to quilt in that centre.

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    Crisp is a perfect description of these beauties! I saw a Christmas quilt today showing a Red and white version and I think I may succumb to a two color quilt next year. Again, it was the crispness that drew me in.

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