Kate is a gem! She’s organising the third season of the F2F patchwork quilt swap. The swap works thus: there are nine of us taking part. Each lady has chosen her colour inspiration and each lady has been allocated a month. Each month, we all make & send three 12” (finished size) patchwork blocks for the lady of the month in her choice of colours. We will therefore all end up with 27 blocks. I had lots of fun as Miss February last year, in season 2 (F2F2), making blocks for other ladies, often out of my comfort zone where colours were concerned. My colour choice last time was bright orange, green & blue on white. Which resulted in a vibrant, cheerful quilt.
This year’s F2F swap officially starts on 1st June, running through until February. I’m Miss August this year, and my colour inspiration is: turquoise, black & grey on white.
Before I get carried away with those colours, though, I need to do some fabric shopping (what a hardship!) because there is Lynn to sew for in June. She’s chosen neutral shades of grey, some beige and cream, with vintage faded rose pinks. Greys I have in my stash. Beige and cream too. But vintage faded rose pinks are not something I tend to use – hence the urgent need to fabric-shop so I can get patchworking asap.
You’ll be able to see everyone’s colour inspiration, as well as blocks once they are made here: FootSquare Freestyle.