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!