Foot²Freestyle: and we’re off!

Screen Shot 2015-03-14 at 7.32.54 pmIn the 10 or so days since the first post about this block swap party, we have very quickly assembled our group of 12 block swappers from all over the world. We weren’t completely sure it was going to take off, but it did, and with interest! The draw has been performed, each participant has been assigned a month, and now, it’s colour choice time for any of you who haven’t chosen yet…

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The very stylish hat into which the names were tossed…

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The months…

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…and the corresponding names!

Hat dipping and name selecting services were kindly supplied by the Magpie Husband of From the Magpie’s Nest.* Here’s the list of names for each month, as follows:

June: Esther, http://ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com
July: Annett, https://knettycraft.wordpress.com
August: Susan, https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com
September: Sue, http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com
October: Lynn, https://thetialys.wordpress.com
November: Avis, https://ohsewtempting.wordpress.com
December: Christina
January: Emmely, https://infectiousstitches.wordpress.com
February: Kim
March: Nanette, http://stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com
April: Kate,  https://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com
May: Pat, https://quiltsandchemo.wordpress.com

Esther starts us all off in June with a lovely selection of colours to play with. If you go to the F²F page on this blog you will find all the colours selected so far, and this will be updated as we receive more information. F²F swappers, if you haven’t let us know your colour selection so far, please do – especially if you’re in the earlier part of the swap – to make life easy for those who are very pressed for time or up against a deadline. We will send out a full list when all choices are in.

If you were super-organised, you could even get all the blocks done in one mammoth session, but where’s the fun in that? As more blocks are made and the photos posted, I think we’ll all draw inspiration from each other’s work, resulting in something more varied, colourful and interesting than it would have been if we simply made and sent out our blocks all at once.

I’m really looking forward to June, and the start of it all!

*Photos are © Sue Brown of From the Magpie’s Nest, who is also posting today about F²F – go take a look:
http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com

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5 thoughts on “Foot²Freestyle: and we’re off!

  1. Good luck everybody – enjoy the challenge.

  2. Nanette says:

    Thanks Sue and Mr Magpie for doing the draw and to both Sue and Kate for organising this fun for us, all your hard work and attention to detail is appreciated. I agree, would be very easy to run off and make blocks, but more fun and inspirational to work along month by month with everyone else. Can’t wait to see everyone’s colour choices, off to look now 🙂

  3. Looking forward to seeing how the blocks progress!

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