Even though, due to the current worldwide situation, our international block swap – Footstyle Freestyle (F2F) – has had to adapt this time round, we are still determined to go ahead with it.
Instead of mailing out 3 blocks to the participant due to receive them that month, we are now making them, photographing them, putting them up in the gallery and waiting until we’re out the other side of this to post them. Better safe than sorry and the post is doing strange things at the moment so we don’t want to risk all that hard work getting lost.
It was my turn to receive blocks from the others this month but I’ll just have to wait to see them ‘in the flesh’. However, we each also make three blocks in our chosen colours for ourselves so there was nothing stopping me from making mine in the peacock colours that I’d chosen.
You’ve seen this churn dash one before but my eye kept catching on the ‘too different’ ombré effect on the left which made it hard to focus on the design properly so I took it out and replaced it with a piece of the same fabric that toned in a little better.
This is a foundation paper pieced block by Carol Doak called May Flower
Lastly, one I made up based on the spikes in a hedgehog block I sometimes make but without the hedgehog face.
I haven’t seen the blocks the others have made for me yet – and I’ll only be able to see photos of them anyway until things are back to ‘normal’ – but I think these colours will make for a pretty dramatic quilt eventually.