And we’re off . . . ‘tis the month of June, so ladies in the F2F block swap (organised by Kate), myself included, have been busy making 12” blocks for Miss June in her colour choice.
The above being the very subtle range of colours chosen by Lynn. Shades of grey, beiges, a faded rose pink and cream.
Blocks have been sent and received, so I can show you my interpretation.
First block is called “Brave World”.
Second block (which gave me no end of trouble trying to get things lined up) is “Crow’s Feet”.
And the third block
is called “Folded Corners”.
I wasn’t too sure about Lynn’s colour choice before I began sewing, but as blocks came together, her colours started to grow on me. That’s one of the great things about this swap: learning to use colours we wouldn’t normally choose for ourselves.
Anyway, while tidying up my sewing table, folding away leftover fabrics and scraps, I decided to make a fourth block, in these colours, but for myself. In fact, I have decided I’m going to make a fourth block each month, so I have a souvenir of fabrics used for this block swap.
The pattern I followed for my own block was “Old Fan”. I went a little overboard on the pink, but I think it turned out rather pretty.
Kate, the lovely lady organising this swap is keeping the gallery up to date on the F2F blog, so if you fancy seeing what other ladies made for Lynn in these colours, just click and hop over.