The end of October already; where has the time gone?
We’re almost done in time this month, just a couple of people have found life catching up and getting in the way, but I anticipate they’ll be done in a couple of days. I’ve really enjoyed working with Lynn’s colour choices, and from comments from some of the others, I think they have too! Lynn has been very conscientious about not peeking at all the loveliness going up in the gallery, so I hope the postal system relieves her curiosity quickly, despite the hiccup of a couple of transposed numbers in her post code…
Head over to the F²F gallery page to browse through all the blocks from June – October; the variety is amazing and I’m amazed at how everyone keeps coming up with something different each month.
Next month is Avis‘ turn, and she has opted for a vivid and colourful palette of bright blues and purples. If it’s any help to participants looking for block inspiration, Avis likes symmetry and has a preference for solids and marble prints rather than busy prints. Click on the link to visit her website for a look at her work.
A quick reminder to the F²F participants: please don’t post about the blocks you’ve made for Avis until she confirms they’ve been received. We’re mostly following each other’s blogs, so the photos will appear in the Reader or our email inboxes, and the surprise of what she’s getting will be spoiled for her. I will post the photos in the gallery, and Avis can avoid looking there if she wants to be surprised. Once she has them, it’s safe to post!
One final thing: Pat, our Miss May, is about to participate in clinical trials for a new treatment; she’s not at all well, and needs all the positive thoughts and encouragement you can send her way. For the next couple of months, Sue and I will be making Pat’s blocks for her, to give her one less thing to worry about. I will be making the ones for Avis, and Sue will be making the ones for Christina in December. After that, we’ll see how Pat’s getting on and we’ll work out the next steps from there. Either way, I want to make sure that Pat ends up with a beautiful, colourful quilt to remind her of a year of quilting friendship.