What a great month I’ve had with all my sewing projects! I’m looking forward to seeing how April turns out.
It’s time once again for the F²F roundup. It was Claire’s turn this month, with a warm and beautiful palette of various shades of brown, red and orange with a cream/beige/tan background. She likes both traditional and modern blocks, and for some of us, we’ve had to move out of our comfort zones, but I love what everyone has done! Head over to the F²F gallery page to see what has been made so far – it has been a busy month all round and a few of us are still working on our blocks but the next few days will see them all done.
April is Nanette’s turn, and her colour choices are:
Any soft shades of mauves, lavenders, purples (but no dark or bright purples), and soft, light, low volume/value background colours
Such a gorgeous, soft palette, which I’ve really enjoyed working with. Yes, I confess, I’ve made my blocks for Nanette already, I couldn’t resist! I’m not alone, and tomorrow, the start of the month, I’ll be able to put up a couple of sets to kick things off.
Now, is there anyone getting closer to a finished F²F quilt?
The list of sign-ups for F²F 2016/17 has changed a little since the last roundup:
Gun Adrian, my ScrapHappy buddy from Sweden
Claire Hupin, a SAL friend and a great pal of Avis’
Sandra Meynet, a French friend of Lynn’s
Moira McSpadden from the US
I’ll circulate contact info and blog addresses once we kick off in June. As before, we’ll all select our colours and do the draw in April to choose which member gets which month. Last time, Sue’s husband got the job; this time, the Husband of Chiconia would like the honour! Doing it in advance gives us all the chance to buy anything we don’t have and boost our stashes if necessary.
So far, we have 9 members, which is probably the minimum number we can still do the block swap with; each of us will end up with 24 blocks made by other people, and we can then choose how many more we’ll each make for ourselves. It will also run for only 9 months, so there’d be less of a time commitment, but I must admit, I do still love the idea of another whole year of lovely blocks! So if you have a fancy to take part in a fun, undemanding and very rewarding block swap party, leave a comment below. The rules are few, the choices are endless, and you’d be most welcome.
On with April, and the last month but one!