Almost July!!! I was very lazy (with blogging)… so I not only have to look back on June but also on the end of May! In May I celebrated my birthday and as you can see I was blessed with fabrics and a special gift for the beginning of the F2F blockswap… a 12,5″ruler and a ruler grapper:
My birthday table…
… got this for the F2F block swap!
I used the ruler for my first blocks I made for the F2F block swap. The F2F – that means “Foot in a square Freestyle” – was an idea of Kate @talltalesfromchiconia and Sue @sewingmagpie. There are 12 participants – in every of the coming 12 months one of us is the “Queen of the month”. Everyone sew three blocks every month for the “Month-Queen”. The blocks have to be 12.5″, the design will be chosen by the one who sew it – the colour scheme is the choice of every participant. So during the coming year every participant will receive 33 blocks from the other participants and make 3 of her own. The first blocks I sewed for Esther from ipatchandquilt who was “Miss June”. I loved Esther’s colour choice: coral, mustard, jadeite/minty bluish green on a white/cream or light grey background… It was really hard to decide… the last few month I was looking for block
designs, sketched lots of designs in my sketchbook, made a designbord…
At the end I made these 3 blocks:
evening star – pattern by Katie Blakesley @http://swimbikequilt.com/
fractal quiltblock by Patty Sloniger @http://www.beckandlundy.com/
a design of my own… a mini bargello in Esther’s colour scheme
If you want to see all the wonderful blocks Esther received visit Kate’s F2F block swap gallery.
Now we have almost July… and Miss July is ME!!! So I am very excited and curious waiting what the others will sew & send to me. My colour scheme is orange/green/turquoise on a white background – like these Easter eggs … and the first block I sewed for myself. I always wanted to sew curves – now I tried and designed a kind of curved herringbone:
My colour scheme for F2F – orange/green/turquoise on a white background
First block for myself – a kind of curved herringbone
Beside the F2F blocks I entered the Amanda Jean’s SCRAPVORTEXQAL @crazymomquilts. I have a lot of scraps so I am glad to work them up.
lots of scraps
sewing scraps to scrap pairs
join the pairs to pairs of pairs
join the connected pairs again until you have big blocks
I am a little bit behind now but it is real fun to see the blocks grow.
Last weekend I attended a longarm-quilting-workshop at my favourit local quiltshop… it was really fantastic! And the best thing is: now I am allowed to quilt my own quilts on the machine! Some participants wouldn’t repeat that experience – but for sure, I will!
the Avante longarm in my local quilt shop
My “longarm driving licence” 🙂
So I see… I suppose I should write my blog posts more often… because there is more about May and June…
Small QAYG-pouch for my aunt
Something new on my knitting needles
small fuzzy cut pincushion inspired by Jeanneke @http://jeanneke.com/#home
played with disappearing four patches
And I tried the tasty variation of the Cinnamon butter flower – you find the recipe here. The tasty variation is filled with red and green pesto and really delicious!