Foot²Freestyle 2015 Blocks for September

Good evening everyone,

Here is my update on the F2F block swap organised by Kate.

September was the month when we all sent three blocks to Sue in the USA. She has acknowledged receipt of my blocks so it is OK to show you photos here now. Sue requested black and white with any hot colour. She gave me a sneak preview of the blocks she had made for herself so I tried to fit in with the style and colour combinations of those as best I could. Even though I wouldn’t have said blue is a hot colour, Sue had used it herself and I love blue so I thought it would be OK to use it in her blocks. I really enjoyed working with the black and white, something I have never done before.

First up is a pinwheel window. The pale blue fabric is actually white in real life. I couldn’t seem to get the camera to focus on this one.

Sue's block 3 Next is a sort of churn dash.

Sue's block 2This block is square in real life, I promise! Once again, the camera (or the photographer) is playing up.

Last but not least, the tangled star. This is a nightmare never, ever to be repeated. The angles are horrific. I like the result but the effort was far too great for the reward. So Sue, if you are reading this, you have my one and only tangled star ever. Enjoy it 🙂

Sue's block 1 Sue emailed to say she is happy with the blocks so that makes me happy too. We are all sending blocks to Lynn in France this month. I’ll be making her blocks this week but first I’m off to find out what she likes by reading her blog now.

Avis x

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  1. Le bloc de l’étoile est magnifique et je comprend qu’il est difficile à faire et encore plus à refaire!! bravo et bon week-end

  2. I’ve put Lynn’s own blocks and Sue’s for her up in the gallery already, if that helps with colour choices, etc? As I said before, I love these blocks, and the tangled star is masterful even if it’s a ‘never again’!

    • Yes, I’ve seen the blocks. I’ll be crawling all over her blog anyway, just in case I miss something but I do have one idea already 🙂

  3. claire93

     /  October 3, 2015

    your Tangled Star is brilliant – I love it, even if it had you pulling out your hair ^^

  4. I live your variation on the churn dash and foresee borrowing it someday. Tangled star is gorgeous, but I’ll heed your warning. 🙂

  5. The tangled star looks gorgeous but, if you say it’s difficult, I’m never going to go near it myself!!
    I’m so looking forward to receiving my blocks this month from you and all the other talented ladies. I just know I’m going to have an amazing quilt at the end of it.

  6. The tangled star is my favourite!

  7. Never ever?? 🙂 But it´s a great block, the tangled star. I like it!

  8. Thanks for the tip on the tangled star. I am staying away from that one! (Better sewn by hand to remove a few seams, perhaps?)
    Perfectly square blocks never photograph perfectly square unless you use scientific precision when angling your camera. We understand. 🙂

  9. dezertsuz

     /  October 30, 2015

    I loved these and the ones for Lynn – that (spoiler alert) was adorable. I’ve been seeing it several places, and it’s the cutest pattern! I look forward to seeing what you are making for yourself in November. I like those as a kind of guide to what I need to do, but your colors are right up my alley, so I’ll have lots of fabric choices. =)

    • Yes, sadly Lynn’s blocks are missing 😦 I had to change the (spoiler alert) block quite a lot as the original pattern is rectangular. I don’t think I’ll be making anything for myself for November until I’ve seen all of the blocks from everyone else. My plan is to try to compliment them. As you know, I would like blue and purple blocks. If they are traditional and symmetrical that would be a huge bonus 🙂 I’m so excited!!


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