F²F³: September round-up

September was Nanette’s month in F²F³.

Nanette’s colour palette of any shade of blue paired with blush pink presented an unexpected challenge for some of us. Nanette didn’t want white for her blocks, and it’s surprisingly hard to find blue prints without at least moderate amounts of white. I think we’ve managed OK though, and Nanette has some of the appliqué and basket blocks she specifically requested. All blocks bar one set are on their way already; the missing set are AWOL because their maker has pneumonia and needs to rest, and quite right too.

October is Moira’s month, and she has chosen a soft and neutral palette: she would like blocks featuring various shades of browns – assorted tans, golden browns and dark browns. She’s hoping to match a fabric print featuring beautiful barred feathers, with eggs in a light grey blue as her accent colour in the blocks. Background is to be cream, and she’d like a variety of cream tonal fabrics if possible. I shall go and have a rummage, and if I can’t find what I need, I’ll simply have to go shopping. Oh dear, what a hardship…

If you want to see the finished blocks, go to the F²F 2018 gallery here, and if you want to check out the colour palettes, go to the Members/ Colours page here. F²F reference and finished block images are now maintained on a separate blog due to their image-heavy nature, and the home page is here, if you want to bookmark it or follow it. The galleries are a useful library of colour and block designs, and the previous session is also stored there.

Time to dive into my fabric cupboard for a spot of cream with my coffee and chocolate…

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8 thoughts on “F²F³: September round-up

  1. anne54 says:

    Blue and white is such a classic combo. Is it why we love the Willow Pattern? So I can image that finding something different would be a bit tricky. And commiserations on having to go fabric shopping for Moira’s block 😉

  2. nettyg says:

    Everyone did exceedingly well with my palette request, and all my blocks so far are lovely works of art, and I have no doubt the ones on their way will be too. I hope our unwell member doesn’t feel she has to rush to do her blocks, there’s absolutely no hurry. I’ve been able to find a few good fabric options for Moira in my stash, and have my first block finished.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m so glad! And I must go stash-diving today to see if I can assemble what I need. My sewing room already looks like a bomb site, so hopefully I won’t have any problems!

      • nettyg says:

        Mine is luckily still tidy from being away, might not stay that way long though, as I make mountains and fiddle with chocolate and cream…it’s kind of comforting though, and I usually know where everything is even when it looks a mess. Good luck with your bomb site 🙂

      • katechiconi says:

        Thanks! I should probably put a couple of projects away, then I’d be able to see what I’m doing again…

  3. tialys says:

    That’s why I like participating in the F2F – a bit of a challenge, a chance to do more patchwork than I usually do – hopefully improving my skills at the same time, trying out colours I maybe wouldn’t have gone for myself and getting some lovely and varied blocks for a quilt at the end of it.
    You are a star for organising us again ✨

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m glad you’re still having fun 🙂 I like the opportunity to make blocks I haven’t tried before in colours I’m unsure about! Sometimes I’m converted, and sometimes my original ideas are confirmed 😉

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