F2F: Let’s go green!

This month it is my turn to receive quilt blocks in the F2F swap. I’ve chosen green in any shade as my colour scheme and so far everyone has included at least one block that’s a bit on the modern site. It looks like I’m ending up with a great mix of modern and traditional blocks, nicely tied together by all being completely green!

Six sets of blocks have already made it to the Netherlands which is half of the blocks. Each time a set arrived I’ve put the blocks almost immediately up on my design wall so I can look at them as I am working in my sewing room. Until now I’ve kept them organised per maker, but in the final quilt top I will definitely mix things up.

green blocks

A great variety in style and shades of green!

The complete set of 36 blocks would make a (in my opinion) huge quilt, that I’m not really sure I have a use for and that is certainly way too large for me to quilt comfortably. I think I’ll select 4×8 blocks to make a quilt that we can use to cover up the bed in our guest room when it is not in use. The remaining blocks will then be used in the backing, or perhaps I can make a reversible quilt so we can vary a bit with which side is showing. This quilt will certainly brighten up the guest room as apart from putting in a bed and a night stand we haven’t really done anything to it yet.

I still have to receive 4 sets from fellow participants and make my own blocks to complete the quilt top. Pat passed away a little over a week ago which is why I am making 6 blocks instead of 3. We were able to complete her quilt in time for her to see it though. If you’d like to see how it turned out please visit Kate’s blog.

I’m looking forward to receiving (and making) the last blocks and I hope I’ll be able to show you some progress on this quilt in the next couple of months. I just love green…

February 20, 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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14 Comments

  1. tialys

    Looking good! I like green now too 😉

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    • Emmely

      It’s a good thing you dropped your stash diet then, you can add some more green to your stash now. 😉

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  2. CurlsnSkirls

    GREEN!!! You know I luv this one!

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    • Emmely

      I know! It’s brilliant. I think some people would be worried that a quilt with just one colour would be boring, but there are so many sorts of green that it’s turning out quite striking!

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      • CurlsnSkirls

        Over here quilt shops arrange their fabric in colours, which one would think would show immediately that wouldn’t be the case!
        Do you have shops with nothing but cottons made specifically for quilters? Here there seem to be more quilting cottons coming out than clothing fabrics, and definitely more stores dedicated to quilting cottons than clothing fabrics.
        Yours is going to be gorgeous!

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        • Emmely

          I believe there are shops dedicated to just quilting, but I’ve never visited one as they’re not close enough to where I live. I think the stores with clothing fabrics are more abundant here. We have one somewhat local fabric store that has half of the shop dedicated to quilting fabrics and the other half to apparal, but it’s not very large.

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  3. katechiconi

    There is an amazing variety there, whatever you make will be a very beautiful and interesting quilt. Why don’t you make cushions with some of the blocks, to go on your guest bed?

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    • Emmely

      That is a good idea! Why didn’t I think of that??? I love to make pillow cases!

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      • katechiconi

        There you go! Problem solved! Plus you have a green wall in your living room, I think, so maybe a cushion for in there?

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        • Emmely

          I think that may become a green overload as the couch is up against that wall but I could try it.

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  4. Thimberlina

    It’s going to be stunning! I tempted and wondering if I should join in the next one 😀

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    • Emmely

      It’s definitely fun to participate. Your skills improve as you try to come up with something new each time and it’s definitely a challenge to work with some of the colour schemes. I’m not sure yet whether I’ll join the next round though. I expect next year to be a bit busier than this year and as it turns out I’m not particularly good at sewing deadlines…

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  5. nettyg

    Your blocks are looking really good together. Green is not my favourite colour,despite having quite a bit of it in my stash, but in such a variety of shades it was a challenge to put the various shades together to look cohesive and blend well, and not be a mish-mash. I’ve joined you in not being good at a sewing deadline, and am terribly late with your blocks, but am happy to say they’re finished and will be in the mail tomorrow.

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    • Emmely

      I’m definitely looking forward to receiving your blocks!

      Reply

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