F²F³: FootSquare Freestyle season 3

By popular demand, F2F is back! I took a year out to work on other things, but I, and others, have missed the fun of working on this block swap, so it’s back – 9 members and 9 months of fun, starting tomorrow.

If you haven’t come across it before, FootSquare Freestyle is exactly what it says: foot-square (12 inch) blocks in any style. Everyone in the group make three each month and send them to that month’s  lucky member.  We all end with 3 blocks from each of the others, and make three of our own. The only common element is the colour scheme; members get to choose up to 3 colours for their month, and then sit back and wait to see what everyone else makes for them!  There’s no mandatory fabric or pattern, and each member takes it in turn to be the beneficiary of all this colourful loveliness. For this reason, it’s a swap that suits all skill levels, and is also a great way of skill-building, since it gives you an opportunity to try or perfect a design or process you’re not familiar with, and move on quickly to something different if it’s not for you.

If you look at the Gallery Page for the last series, you’ll see the huge range of designs for each month and colour. There’s a lot of inspiration there, and I like to encourage members to offer as much variety as possible in the blocks they produce. At the end of each month, all 27 blocks should be up in the new gallery for you to enjoy.

The 2018 Members and their Colours page shows what everyone has chosen for their blocks this time round.  Not all the choices may be in as of the date of this post, but I’ll update as and when I get the information.

I can’t wait to get stuck in!


F²F²: And we’re off!

Welcome, everyone, to the first month of F²F²!

cropped-f2fheadernograb.jpgWe start this new round with Lynn’s gorgeous colour choices. Hop over to the colour page to see what we’re all working with, and to get your fabric shopping list sorted out if you haven’t already started. Oh dear, fabric shopping, what a hardship!

As before, it is the plan to refrain from posting about the blocks you have made until their new owner has confirmed they have arrived. It appears you’ve all enjoyed the surprise of opening the squishies that arrived in the mail, so we’ll keep this going. If you have questions for each other, please use the email addresses I have provided on the member list – this does not appear on the blog for privacy reasons, and if you have mislaid it, please let me know and I’ll send it again.

As this block swap only runs for 9 months, you will hopefully find it more enjoyable and less of a problem to make the three blocks each month. If you were in the previous F²block swap, let me urge you to send me images of the blocks you made for yourselves, as in most cases I don’t have these. And of course, I want photos of your beautiful finished quilts 🙂

So ladies, get sewing. Ready, set, go!

F2F2 – we’re good to go

The 2016/17 session members have been busy!


All colour selections are in, and my word, we’re looking fabulous!  It’s a wonderful collection of bright, brilliant, zingy and awesome shades, and even better, there are crossovers so we can use the same colours again for different members and make the best use of the fabrics we buy. I’m thrilled at the idea of all the beautiful scraps I’ll have to play with afterwards. I can feel another scrappy quilt coming on…

I admit I’m now almost chewing my nails with excitement because next month it’s finally my turn for F2F1, but I’m so looking forward to getting started with F2F2 in June.

Just so you know, Nanette is hoping to be stitching along ‘beside’ us, as it were; she couldn’t commit to joining the whole session, but she’s hoping to make three blocks for herself each month too, so I’m hoping we can do a guest spot for her at the end.

Six weeks till we begin… 😉


A new home for F²F

cropped-f2fheadernograb.jpgThe gallery page for Foot² Freestyle is moving!

Storing and displaying the images for this block swap consumes a great deal of data, so I have started this blog as a place for us to visit and view the work of the members, starting with the 2016/2017 session commencing on June 2016.

Just click on the Gallery page to view the images, the Session Members to see who’s participating, or on About to get an explanation of how the block swap works.

For the regular updates and progress reports, you’ll need to head back to Kate’s blog.