F2F Parcel 11

Good evening everyone,

You may remember that I’ve been taking part in the Foot Square Freestyle block Swap organised by Kate and Sue.

block swap logo When one of the ladies participating in the swap became very poorly, and subsequently unable to sew, my lovely friend Claire wrote to Kate and asked if it would be OK for her to step in and make three blocks for me. Here are the blocks she made.


The exploded disappearing nine patch with a touch of Kaffe Fassett gorgeousness.

IMG_20151120_102522629_HDR A traditional log cabin with lots of lovely thin strips.


The rail fence block.

Claire’s fabric choices are really lovely and I love the block designs that she made, especially the log cabin. She knows what I like 🙂 I’d asked for bright blue and purple blocks and they certainly meet my expectations. I have to say that the back of these blocks is as tidy as the front. She’s so clever! Not only is she very kind and thoughtful for doing this but she also proved she can keep a secret. I did think it rather strange when she asked how I packaged my blocks to send to others because she wasn’t taking part in the swap. Then, a few days later, a parcel dropped through my letterbox, parcelled up just as I’d described. Claire didn’t even hint that she was toiling in her sewing room on my behalf. I’m so thrilled that she made these for me. Thank you Caire 🙂

Finally, I have a secret of my own to share with you today. My F2F quilt is finished and it’s gorgeous BUT I can’t show it to you yet. It’s a monster! I stood on a dining chair holding it up for photos but I can’t hold it wide enough to show it all. My daughter will be around at the weekend so I should get proper photos then. All will be revealed as soon as I have photos, I promise.

Please pop back in a few days to see the 36 blocks in all their glory.

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  1. claire93

     /  March 11, 2016

    I really had lots of fun making these. And I am so looking forward to seeing your monster quilt in all its bright purple & bright blue glory.

  2. We were so lucky to have Claire able and definitely willing to step in at a critical time, and she did such a lovely job! I’m happy to say she’s joining us next time round, and we’re delighted to have her :-). I cannot wait to see your quilt, which will be the first self-completed one of the whole series!

  3. witchylin

     /  March 11, 2016

    Claire has done a magical job on those blocks. Certainly your colours and style too. They really are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt which I am sure will be amazing.

  4. Wow, you made all very curious indeed!!! A finished quilt, yay!
    Claire did a fab job on those blocks!

  5. Claire’s blocks are really lovely and perfect for your colour choice! I’m so curious looking forward to your finished quilt. … you were very fast (well organized as always 🙂 ). I’m a kind of “out of order” at the moment and get nothing done.

  6. Such lovely blocks and I’m so pleased Claire is able to join us for the next round of F2F.
    I am quilting as you go with my blocks at the moment – I’ve only completed 12 of the 36 so far and then I’ll have to do the sashing so it will be a little while before my reveal but I can’t wait to see yours. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for your post over the next few days.

  7. What beautiful blocks. Can’t wait to see your finished quilt as the colours are scrumptious 🙂

  8. great job Claire…beautiful colors. So glad you had someone to help make the blocks.


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