F2F: December blocks

In December it was Christine’s turn to receive three blocks in her chosen colours dark grey, turquoise and coral. She also likes scrappy, so where for other people’s blocks I would have repeated certain fabrics a bit more, for these blocks I tried to use as many different fabrics as possible, even though I don’t have a huge collection.

For my first block I started with a square and inserted narrow strips. It was then cut wonky and framed in two other fabrics. Quite simple, but effective I think.

December1

For my second block I pieced strips of different widths and then cut the resulting piece into columns of increasing width that were framed and connected using narrow strips.

December2

For my third block I started with a square that was then framed in a wonky border. Somehow this reminds me of a tv, I know I’m a bit weird. I think this may be my favourite block this month.

December3

As usual the blocks that were made by the other participants of the swap can be viewed in the F2F gallery.

January 21, 2016

Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

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8 Comments

  1. katechiconi

    You always have such lovely fabrics! I think the first block is my favourite, there’s something mysterious about it, like a doorway blocked by spider webs!

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    • Emmely

      Thank you! Yes, I like that one a lot too. It’s fun to make too, each cut you have to decide what the best line would be.

      Reply
  2. knitnkwilt

    Oh my, I remember TV days before continuous broadcasting and you’d turn it on and get only a test pattern–I can see TV in that block! While I like them all, I especially like the slice and insert. Really fun to do, isn’t it?

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    • Emmely

      I remember the test pattern too! Oh, the days we turned on the tv in the morning eager for that test pattern to turn into cartoons!

      Reply
  3. CurlsnSkirls

    Love the colours & randomness of your first block, and the third really did remind me of telly. Somewhere, someone used a similar, quirky rectangle for telly, and this recalled that instantly! The middle square, for me, is ok. Far more creative than I could ever be though!

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    • Emmely

      Thank you!

      Reply
  4. Deborah

    I love all the blocks, but I think the TV one is especially fun. I like the contrast in your blocks between wonky and aligned. 🙂

    Reply
    • Emmely

      Thank you. 🙂

      Reply

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