A squidgy parcel has been sent and received for the kick-off in the F2F swap, organised by Kate and Sue. They ran this swap from June 2015 – May 2016 with an international group of patchworkers. It proved to be such a success, that the F2F swap is now beginning its second year. And I am taking part – yay!
There are nine of us, so the swap will run from June – February . . . each month we will be making three 12” blocks for the Miss of the Month, in her colourway . . . so by the end of the swap, everyone will have 27 lovely blocks to sew together.
Lynn is Miss June. This photo is of her colour inspiration.
And here are the blocks I made
First block is called “Flying X block” . . . I started off with pinwheels, as that is something I feel fairly comfortable with these days. Pattern and instructions found here.
is a sort of churn dash, although it wasn’t meant to be ^^ I was actually following a pattern called “Golden Gate”
You can see, from the print-out, that I should have ended up with a cross in the centre but I sewed rows 1 and 3 on upside down In actual fact, I think it turned out more effective than the original plan, so what a happy accident that was. Pattern and instructions found here.
For my third block, I decided to stitck to something with squares rather than triangles
and followed a pattern called “Connector Chain” which enabled me to make use of a couple of Moda charm squares I had in my stash. Pattern and instructions found here