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.