F2F–Miss June

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.

Lynn

And here are the blocks I made

June 01

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.

Second block

June 02

is a sort of churn dash, although it wasn’t meant to be ^^  I was actually following a pattern called “Golden Gate”

Lynn02

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 Rire  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

June 03

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

Kate has begun a new blog HERE especially for this F2F swap, where you will be able to admire all members blocks as they are made each month.

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21 thoughts on “F2F–Miss June

    • I’ve actually gone a bit pale for my version of the “mustard/gold” asked for, but Lynn assured me they blend in fine.

  1. We must also give major credit to Sue Brown at https://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com, who shared the original concept with me, and who has been forced by ill health to take more of a back seat than we’d both have liked.
    Congratulations on being first out of the starting gate; yours are the only photos up in the new gallery so far; I’m hoping that will change soon!

  2. I love those colors – the ones she chose and the ones you used. Not the usual “blue and yellow” (which I love, but is overdone).
    Great execution, too, even if you did sew them together upside down. I think you created a new pattern. 🙂

  3. I love my blocks Claire (a belated thank you I know!). I was following you before on my WP Reader which I never look at! So now, I’ve got you on ‘follow by email’ as it’s the only way I get a nudge to read the blogs I want to follow.
    I’m just starting on another three blocks I’m making for myself and then I’ll start laying them all out to see how best to combine them all.

    • gosh you are being industrious! mind you, with 30 blocks, it’ll make something a nice size. I might follow suit and make 6 for myself, when the time comes ^^

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