Foot Square Freestyle

This year I’m taking part in Foot Square Freestyle (F2F) which is a monthly block swop organised by Kate of Tall Tales from Chiconia. We make three blocks each month for someone in their chosen colour scheme with the idea that everyone will have enough blocks to make one or two quilts by the end of the year. It does push you out of your comfort zone colourwise sometimes.

In July we made blocks for Robin, her colours were blue and yellow, we could use any shade or tone of the colours. I rummaged in my stash found some nice cheerful bee fabric with pretty sunflowers on. I used that as my base and then added some more yellows, a paisley blue print and a couple more blue flowery ones. For someone who doesn’t particularly use yellow, I was surprised how much I had!

The patterns came from my Block-a-Day book, I have a love hate relationship with this book as it does have lots of different 12″ blocks (365 of them!) but I don’t like the instructions, so I make the ones I can work out without following the instructions! The big flower below is meant to be in red as a poppy, I thought it could look like a big sunflower in yellow – the block for the petals is basically a simple house block turned sideways.

I managed to fussy-cut two sunflower blocks for the last one, cutting four would have been very wasteful with the fabric, so the opposite blocks have honey and bees on them instead.

At the moment we’re holding on to our blocks until it’s safe to post them, then there will be lots of squishy parcels winging their way around the world. Do have a look at the F2F website, everyones colours and blocks are on there. This month we’re making them for Kate in pale greys and a bright colour, time for another stash rummage!

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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10 Responses to Foot Square Freestyle

  1. tialys says:

    Very pretty – Robin’s colour scheme should make a very bright and cheerful quilt or two.

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  2. katechiconi says:

    One advantage of the Do Not Post plan is that we all get to show our blocks much earlier, as we don’t have to wait till the blocks have arrived. I think my favourite here is the last one 🙂

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  3. claire93 says:

    lovely blocks – Robin is going to enjoy assembling all of hers !

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  4. Such fun fabric. I love the sunflowers.

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  5. anne54 says:

    I love the poppy that has become a sunflower! Your bee and sunflower fabric is a good anchor for your three blocks.

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  6. Jane M says:

    How clever – I didn’t realise until you said house shapes – amazing the difference the rotation makes. the flower and bees are very sunny

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  7. Robin Murphy says:

    Thank you Margaret, These blocks are lovely, the fabrics are beautiful and being able to read about them is so much fun. I can’t wait till we can send squishy parcels. All the blocks I have made are hanging up in my sewing room waiting to go to their new homes.

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