F2F Blocks Reappear

Once upon a time, a long time ago, I participated in the F2F (Foot Square Freestyle) swap. Each month we made three blocks for one member; the receiving member chose the color scheme, and we could make blocks any pattern or style we wished. I had no plan at the time, so the blocks waited for a need or an idea.

The first project (here) was for the welcome blanket project, a project that is still going. The second will be a twin top for my quilt guild. Last month twin sized was their request, and I thought of these blocks for a quick finish. (They will be doing the quilting.) So I got them out and counted. Yes, there were 20, which would be enough for a twin with sashing. So I ordered a brown that would work with all, and it has arrived.

Next the lay out. I really have fun with all that dithering and moving around.

1 F2F first

This isn’t the first layout; it is just the first one I photographed. (You didn’t really want to see all 20 variations, did you?) After studying them a bit, I moved a couple and swapped one with the “extras.”

1 F2f second

Better, but I still see a couple I might move. I’ll see what I think after I’ve cut the sashing.

And there were 5 blocks left; that will be just right for a baby quilt for the firemen.

1 crib 5

I imagine there is something in my stash that will make the four alternating blocks. It would be a pity if I had to go shopping.

(You knew I couldn’t stick with one project, didn’t you? I’ll get back to Irish Stars.)



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7 responses to “F2F Blocks Reappear

  1. Susan Nixon

    That’s a great use of those blocks. I know it will go over well, and so will the firemen’s baby quilt. Great ideas!

  2. It’s amazing how the F2F projects keep on giving! I’m so glad you had enough for your needs, and I hope you’ll let me have photos for the gallery when they’re all used up, so we can all see how useful they’ve been 🙂

  3. Fun! I assume the ‘foot’ part is that the blocks are 12″ finished? Pretty autumnal colors 🙂

  4. Look at you – finishing up an old project (I thought you were going to mention a “galaxy far away”, ha!) The blocks and palette and lay out look great. You can let yourself go shopping if you need to, we will understand 🙂

  5. What a great idea! I’ll have to see if one of my groups will agree to an F2F swap. I like what you’ve done with your blocks!

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