Friday, 3 January 2014

Block swap blocks post 1

Two of the blocks I received in a Facebook group block swap, the criteria was that the blocks were made from Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics and was to be a 12" finished block.  The group had initially decided that each member could specify certain colours (e.g. autumn/fall tonings) but after several of us said we were open to any colours, it was changed to anything goes.  I did try to tailor my colour selections to each recipient's initial color choices to make it a bit easier when making the blocks.

This block above came from New Zealand and was made by Pippa, there are a couple of fabrics in this block that I have not seen before.  I actually met up with Pippa while I was in NZ for Christmas and she told me that she has been collecting Kaffe fabrics for a long time, sadly the ones I liked so much are not available any more :(

This block came from Jill in Pennsylvania and has more lovely fabric combinations, I would never have thought of using these colours together but they work so well, I really like the Guinea Flower fabric in this block and just may have to get myself some.


  1. Happy New Year Pip, Hope you had a good time with your Family . The blocks are lovely, can't wait to see how you use them . I do wish , The "collective " would bring back some of the older prints, i have some of the Guinea Flower and can't bring myself to use it, once it is used it's gone .

  2. Great swap group Pip. Sorry I wasn't here when you came to NZ. Sounds like you got your quilt fix anyway! Lol! Happy New Year!


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