F2F: March blocks

Today the King’s birthday is celebrated in the Netherlands and what better way to participate than by posting some orange quilt blocks? Or the holiday meant I had some time to finally write this blog post, which could also be true.


Fabric strips of different widths combined by cutting organic waves.

While the Netherlands are definitely strongly associated with orange, I’m not a huge fan of this colour and you’ll rarely see me wear it. Orange is a strong colour and can easily become too much. However, when this colour is used in moderation it can also add a dynamic touch to something that might otherwise have been a bit bland. I hope the latter is what I managed to do with this month’s blocks.


Equilateral triangle, that reminds me a bit of a danger signal.

March was Claire’s turn to receive blocks and she requested, brown, red and orange with a cream/beige/tan background. A palette that reminds me of autumn.


In this block I particularly like the light orange ray that brakes the frame. Without this strip of fabric the block was a bit boring.


April 27, 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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  1. katechiconi

    Gelukkig Oranje Dag, and what very happy Orange blocks! I hope your other plans are also progressing well, and don’t forget, we want photos!

    • Emmely

      We are about to eat oranje tompoucen!

      • katechiconi

        Yum! My nickname in the family was always Tom Poes because I always ‘verzin een list’

  2. Marianne

    It was a perfect day for sewing, blogging and eating orange pastry! Nice blocks!

    • Emmely

      Thank you! There wasn’t any sewing today, but I just discovered I won 2 scoops of ice cream in a lottery!

  3. Magpie Sue

    Your blocks are always so dramatic. I admire your ability to freestyle!

    • Emmely

      I find it difficult to stick to patterns!

  4. CurlsnSkirls

    Love the autumn colours in these blocks – wonderful designs & combinations!

  5. tialys

    I love your improvised blocks – I’m trying to do some of the same sort of thing as I like the freedom of not following a pattern occasionally.

    • Emmely

      Thank you! I saw the triangle block you made for Nanette and think it’s great! I think that one wasn’t from a pattern?


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