January was a special month for F²F, but now we are back to normal, and progress so far is good; there are only three of us who have not yet finalised their blocks for February. Emmely is making not only her own this month, but also Pat’s three blocks, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing those. It’s so interesting to see how different all our blocks are. This month, Emmely’s choice was “green, any shade”. Just that. It both limits and gives us tremendous freedom in our work, especially as Emmely loves modern, improvisational design.
I have been asked if we are going to repeat the F²F block swap for another year. Sue and I are both game to go round again, and if those of you who would like to go again will let me know, we can see how many of the original team are left, and how many new members we need to recruit. You don’t have to decide now; I will be issuing a reminder in early May. If there’s enough interest, we’ll probably do it again. I think the basic concept will remain the same: a 12 inch block in any style, in a scheme of up to 3 colours. I’d also like to hear any suggestions you may have for improving things – I don’t promise there will be changes, but if there are things which are a problem for some of the members, we can try and resolve them. Going forward, I would probably set up a separate blog for F2F, because the gallery page has made a big hole in my space allowance, but it would probably just be for the gallery, and I’ll keep the updates, etc, here.
Head on over to the gallery to see how we’re getting on so far. There’s a great variety of colour and design, and I think Emmely’s quilt is going to be spectacular!