Another finished project! How is that possible! 2 in as many days! (I’m very pleased with myself, as you can guess).
I have thoroughly enjoyed making them, despite my hiccups with a less than accurate 1/4″ seam allowance. But I overcame that. My seams were a whole 1.5mm (that’s milimetres) off. It was ok-ish when the blocks had 1 or 2 seams, but the more pieces put together, the wronger it was getting and the smaller the block was turning. Anyway, this was sorted out and I’m quite pleased with how they look. I hope that their recipients will love them too.
They are called Friendship Blocks, I used these instructions, but I varied the colours a little bit more, to match what my bee-mates wanted.
I love them all, but I think my favourites are the monochrome green and the rainbow one.
This block is ideal to use scraps of fabrics. And while sewing them together, I thought this would be the perfect top with different colours monochromatic blocks. Do I make sense here? (In my heads, it makes perfect sense).
I wouldn’t be able to tell you what all the fabrics are. There is quite a bit of Riley Blake in there, the aqua dots are ta-dots, some of the yellow-orange dots are from the It’s A Hoot line for Moda; the green stripes are from the Nicey Jane line by Heather Bailey; the small white dot on bright orange is an essential dots by Moda.
These blocks will be leaving me tomorrow to reach their new owners. I can’t wait to see what they are going to make with their blocks!
But for now, I shall be going back to my other swap project (which involves a crazy number of little hexies) while waiting patiently for the blocks other people have made for me.