Foot Square Freestyle

This year I’ve been making blocks for F2F, a quilting swop organised by Kate from Tall Tales from Chiconia. Each month we make three twelve inch blocks for someone in the group, everyone has been allocated a month and also chooses their colour scheme. This month it’s my turn, I’ve chosen a soft blue and taupe colour scheme, inspired by this colour board on pinterest…

Of course having chosen my colours, when it came to making the blocks I realised I had very few fabrics myself in these colours! I had a look on the Wool Warehouse website and found a selection I liked. They have a useful feature on their site where you can pull all the fabrics you fancy onto one project page to see how the work together, I had a good play with various fabrics and I was very happy when the bundle arrived…

I made a flower block first, I made this one earlier in the year for someone else’s colours, this one was like a big sunflower…

In soft blues however, it could be a meconopsis or blue poppy. I’ve always fancied growing meconopsis, they’re beautiful flowers but very fussy! As a quilt block though, it’s not so fussy, it’s actually quite an easy block to make as it’s base is four simple house blocks.

The next block I made was a basket of flowers, again it’s one I made earlier in the year in what is actually a very similar colour scheme…

The instructions in my book used a large triangle for the top half of the basket, I find it much easier to just use half square triangles and a square. This time my blocks were just a shade lighter…

My final block is pairs of flying geese blocks. I tried to make one earler in the year but the size didn’t come out right, I think I had only just got my new sewing machine and hadn’t yet sussed out the settings for a scant quarter inch seam. This time the size was spot on…

So that’s my three blocks made, I’m restraining myself and waiting til the end of the month to have a look on the F2F website and see the wonderful blocks everyone has made for me. Hopefully soon we can post them all to each other and make some quilts.

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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8 Responses to Foot Square Freestyle

  1. Jane M says:

    Lovely colour choice. It is amazing the difference the colour makes to the pattern

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  2. katechiconi says:

    Glad to see I wasn’t wildly off the mark with mine! I’ve nicked your photos, by the way, so I can load them in the gallery with the rest. Hope that’s OK!

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  3. claire93 says:

    you’ll have so much fun when the squidgies start arriving by post ^^

    Liked by 1 person

  4. kathyreeves says:

    Those are great blocks Margaret!

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  5. The colors are amazing. Looks great.

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  6. Sharon says:

    Really like the brown and blues together 🙂

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  7. Robin Murphy says:

    Those fabrics are lovely Margaret, I think they go together beautifully. Mine should fit in well I think.

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  8. Amanda says:

    Great source photo! Colours are lovely.

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