For the past 10 months and for the next two still to come, the F²F group has been creating something great.
Not just three blocks from everyone for the month’s lucky member, but also building friendships and skills, developing new tastes, exploring new ideas, and showing that when a group of dedicated women put their minds to it, something amazing can be achieved.
On June 1st this year, F²F turns one year old. I say this because it’s continuing, not ending. Some of the existing members are stepping back, to pursue other avenues and concentrate on other pursuits. Others are staying on, to go round again. Still others are joining, having seen the fun from the sidelines and now wanting to have a share of it too! At the beginning, Sue and I said that if there was still interest, and if everyone was still having fun, we’d do it again – so we are! The same few rules apply, and so does the same freedom and lack of rules.
This time round, we have 9 members instead of 12, so the block swap will run from June 2016 until February 2017. It means a slightly smaller quilt, but also less commitment of time for the members, so there are advantages! This time we also have some fabulously bright and gorgeous colour schemes – I am so looking forward to working with the combinations selected :-). For an idea of what I’m talking about, take a look at the Members page on the new footsquarefreestyle blog. Until the new session starts in June, most of the action is taking place on that page, but I wanted anyone who enjoyed seeing this year’s swap in action to see what’s in store for the coming session.
And if you’re a member for the coming session and haven’t yet chosen your colours or visual reference, do let me have your ideas, so we can all go shopping! I’ve been…..