Foot²Freestyle: let the fun begin!

Screen Shot 2015-03-14 at 7.32.54 pmJune 1, 2015. Today is the start of the Foot²Freestyle block swap party, so get ready for a whole year of quilty fun!

Sue and I would like to welcome you to the party, and hope you’ll enjoy following progress over the course of the next 12 months. We fully expect the results to be wonderful: individual, colourful, varied and fun. Some will be simple, some will showcase technical fireworks, but all will have been made with love and care.

For readers who aren’t already familiar with the scheme, 12 quilters are each creating 3 blocks a month for a year, for each of us in turn. Each quilter will thus receive 33 blocks and make three of their own, giving a total of 36. Each block is 12 inches square, and can be any design, hence the name Foot²Freestyle. Each recipient gets to choose up to 3 colours, so that if they wish, the blocks in their finished quilt will harmonise.

Our 12 block swappers come from all around the world, and their names have been put into a hat and drawn against each month for the next year.

June’s recipient is Esther, from the Netherlands, and her selected colours are as follows:
Background: white/light grey/cream. Colours: 1. mustard   2. jadeite/minty blueish greens  3. coral

The quilters all have a month to prepare their blocks for Esther, and they will be sent to her at the end of June. She’s going to be receiving a lot of exciting squishy parcels, that’s for sure!

We are hoping to post a montage of each month’s blocks on the Foot²Freestyle pages both here and on Sue’s blog, so keep an eye out for that after the end of each month. Images will be posted as they are supplied so check the pages from time to time.

Foot²Freestyle – putting our best foot forward! 

20 thoughts on “Foot²Freestyle: let the fun begin!

  1. claire93 says:

    can’t wait until the end of June and see what everyone cooks up for Esther

  2. tialys says:

    I have two blocks done and they are of the simple rather than the ‘technical fireworks’ variety. I’ll leave the fireworks to those more gifted (i.e. accurate!) in the piecing department. Looking forward to seeing all those photos coming in.

    • katechiconi says:

      I know there are fireworks in the pipeline from some of the group, but I don’t think I’ll be doing anything too sensational, especially this month!

  3. Nanette says:

    Off and running on our square foot feet 🙂

  4. lovely idea. pity i don’t do the stuff you do, but i’m looking forward to seeing all these creations ❤

  5. Grannymar says:

    I will enjoy watching your progress

  6. Woohoo! I’m soooooo excited 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      Me too! I’m almost literally pawing the ground to get started, but first, I have the final edge of WWF and the hanging loops to deal with. A couple of days to go….

  7. rutigt says:

    Though I´m not participating, this is gonna be so fun to follow! It´s always nice to see quiltwork from other quilters 🙂

  8. manicmumdays says:

    I look forward to following along!
    Does the ‘Freestlye’ part mean you can make any block in the colour scheme? Or are there set blocks as well? Sounds very cool!!

    • katechiconi says:

      Freestyle means exactly that – you can make whatever you like, so long as you use the selected colours and the block is the right size. When Sue and I designed the concept, we wanted it to be within anyone’s capability, and this is the easiest way. I think we’re going to see some amazingly eclectic quilts at the end; some of the makers are very skilled and some less so, some are amazing at combining colours, others are more straightforward. It’s what makes this block swap so much fun!

  9. […]  My first priority is to produce the three blocks I’m making each month as part of the Foot2Freestyle block swap. After that, I have a birthday quilt to make for mid-October, a large bed quilt to make for my […]

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