I can now update you all on the Foot²Freestyle block swap for June. I know it’s now safe to show these blocks as Esther has acknowledged receipt. Thankfully, our postal services managed to get them safely across the sea from the UK to the Netherlands. Esther chose the colour scheme but the block patterns and colour placement were up to me. That’s the “Freestyle” part of this block swap. Anyway, here are the blocks I made and sent for June.
First up is the jadeite block. I was very concerned about the fabric colours of this one as I wasn’t entirely sure what colour jadeite was. Thankfully, Esther’s photographs helped a lot.
The grey patches were fussy cut. Did you notice that? I hope so because fussy cutting wastes a lot of fabric or makes a lot of scraps whichever way you want to look at it. I consider it making scraps and I don’t like scraps LOL.
Next up is the mustard storm at sea block. I really enjoyed making this block. There are lots of seams and layers of fabric but it was well worth the effort I think. There are more fussy cut pieces on this block too. Can you spot them?
Finally, it’s the jadeite and coral block. I decided to have the coral bands across the corners to add a bit of interest, exactly six little daisies in each. The careful placement of the centre fabric was essential here because of the stripes of daisies. It just wouldn’t have been right to have them off centre.
Well, that’s the first month over with. It was quite scary for me. I’ve never taken part in a block swap before and wanted to make sure the colours were right and my workmanship was up to standard. I hadn’t appreciated how apprehensive I would be but it was worth it. I hope I met the grade.
I hope you are all enjoying crafting today!