Friday, 28 February 2014

February Friendship X and plus swap.

It's the last Friday of the month so time to show the blocks I made for February's x and plus  friendship swap. 

Here are many of the blocks we've made so far. We agreed to send them in batches so I haven't received all Jane's blocks yet.

  Recently Sonia from Fabric and Flowers UK posted a photo on Instagram of some fabric she had left over from a project and wondered if anyone would like to buy it. My son is learning guitar and keyboard so I thought he would love a cushion made from it for his room. I'm pleased to say the cushion got a huge hug when I gave it to him and it's now in good use. I have more of the fabric left so more cushions to come, eventually.

Back soon with an adventure in paper piecing.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Friendship X and plus swap : January blocks.

The last Friday of the month has come and gone which means I should have shown this months blocks in the Friendship x and + swap.
In previous months myself and my swap partner Jane have chosen three colours from our palette from which to make our four blocks. 
As we've discovered that there are a possible 20 colour combinations from the 6 colours we've now decided to pick two 3 colour combinations each month in order that we can use as many of the combinations as possible in the quilt.
This month we chose:
Dark Green, Yellow, Red.
Navy, Light blue, Red.

I must just point out that the navy polka dot fabric looks lighter in the photo than it actually is. 

I'm now all set to start February's blocks.
If you'd like to see what fabulous blocks the other swap members have come up with the the Flickr group can be found here.