From June 2018 to February 2019, I took part in a patchwork block swap, organised by Kate. Link to the F2F blog is here. I was Miss August and the colours I chose for my blocks were: black, turquoise & grey on white. I received some beauties but they were put away in a drawer, waiting for inspiration.
You’ll be pleased to hear, I got them out of the drawer the other day, and laid them all out on the bed to remind myself of all the lovely blocks I received. Cats were only too pleased to help
Just as well I was only trying to remember what all blocks looked like and not actually trying to decide on a proper layout, eh? Abby made it her job to deposit a little cat fluff on a few, while Le Bleu was in charge of removing a few stickers (one member had labelled her blocks with stickers so I’d know the name of her blocks but they seem to have lost their “stick”lol).
Anyway . . . I actually have a total of 32 blocks in my colours. Should only have ended up with 27 at the end of the swap but I made 4, Nanette made 4, and my friend Avis sent me 3 as well. Which makes 32. After some umming and ahhing. Do I make I a big 5 x 6 quilt with 30 and then make 2 cushions? Or do I try to use all 32 and make two smaller quilts? I finally decided to go for two quilts: 4 x 4 each, and to make them “sister quilts”, ie I’ll be using the same fabrics for sashing, backing & binding, so they’ll be like unidentical twins.
After a check in my stash, and a measure up of my options the assembly began.
This is as far as I’ve got so far. Only 16 of my 32 blocks here, but they make a nice size. Not finished yet, obviously, because I need to add outer border, quilt and bind, but this gives you a general idea of how the blocks all play nicely together. I sashed with plain white and used a dark turquoise to give me 1″ cornerstones. I’m very motivated to get both finished by the end of August . . . so that it’ll only have been 2 years from start to finish. Watch this space!