F²F³: nearly over for another year

And now for something completely different.

February is a short month, and with only one day of it left, I’m doing the final round-up of F²F³, the third round of F²F, a little early. Once again, it’s been a fun block swap with some really beautiful work from everyone. My ‘amethyst and slate’ blocks are destined to become a winter quilt for my own bed (well, OK, as much winter as we ever get here in the tropics). I have a few more still to come in, and I’ll show them as they arrive.

We’ll certainly do this again, and if you’d like to join in next time, be sure and let me know. I’ll be giving advance notice, so all you have to do is drop me an email or comment on the post when it comes out. If you want to know what it’s all about, have a look here.

Meanwhile, I’m sure many of you are already tired of my home renovations and ready for more quilty loveliness. So without further ado, here are Esther’s blocks, which arrived in the mail yesterday. Aren’t they gorgeous? She’s made 4 because she was worried that one of them wasn’t quite right. Thing is, I can’t tell which one that might have been, they’re all so lovely!

I’ll head over and add these to the F2F 2018/19 Gallery, so if you haven’t seen all the blocks before, click on the link and take a look, there’s some impressive work there.

We’ll be back with another session later in the year 🙂




26 thoughts on “F²F³: nearly over for another year

  1. anne54 says:

    And now back to your wallpaper removal…..no slacking off, looking at beautiful blocks ☺️

    • katechiconi says:

      Well actually, the wallpaper stripping is finished! Today I have to measure up the kitchen and very carefully work out how many units I can fit in there, and where, and make sure the services all line up to them. Me, Bill, a tape measure and lots of graph paper! And then off to Bunnings…

      • anne54 says:

        Wallpaper finished ~ YAY. Now the exciting part of designing the kitchen you want, rather than what someone else wants.

      • katechiconi says:

        I’m definitely not going for sleek and ultra modern. The benchtops are going to be wood, acacia butcher block, so fairly dark. The cupboard carcases will be white, and I will have acacia shelves, not many cupboard doors, mostly shelves, I think. The junk on the ceiling is going to be rationalised; I don’t need three fluoro strips, a fan and an extractor… At the moment, it’s still chaos, but hopefully over the next few days something will emerge. We ordered all the bits today, and will collect them on Friday.

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    Wow what blocks. Top right looks so intricate.

  3. knettycraft says:

    Such lovely blocks …. I tend to join in next round 😊

  4. Nanette says:

    Lovely blocks from Esther! I had wondered where this quilt was for, so perfect for your bed. I’m pretending it’s not a short month that ends tomorrow, and hope to have your blocks in the mail hopefully Friday, maybe Saturday…..hope that’s ok? I’ve really faffed about with your colours, thinking they’re ok, then no, maybe they’re too bright, a couple of quick trips to the lqs. Think I’m good now with my choices so I can get on with them.
    Depending when you start, I *think* I’m in for the next round, will decide for sure when the email comes out. I haven’t done anything yet with this lot (although Lyn assures me that’s not a valid reason for not joining in again!)

    • katechiconi says:

      Don’t rush with the blocks, I won’t be able to do anything with them for some time. I also don’t know quite when we’ll be starting the next round, I’m finding it hard to look past the next month or two. And of course it’s fine not to do anything with your blocks; I still have the ones from the last F2F in the cupboard – I now realise they were waiting for the new house, the rug, the blue wall and so on in my sewing room!

      • Nanette says:

        I did think that there’s probably not time in your day or space in your head for an F2F project at the moment. I’ll still get them away as soon as I can, though thanks for the permission to tarry. I’ll have to go back and check out your last blocks.

  5. tialys says:

    Esther’s blocks are lovely as ever – I try not to send her paper pieced ones as she’s such a paper piecing ninja that I’m worried mine won’t be up to scratch. (MInd you, I sent you three and you’re quite ninja yourself).

    • katechiconi says:

      I make it a point not to critique others’ work; it’s just so lovely to have blocks made with thought and care by other people and fabrics and colours I don’t have access to. But you’re right, Esther’s blocks are always gorgeous!

  6. rutigt says:

    Oh…that are some very beautiful blocks!!!!

  7. These are spectacular!! I am sad I haven’t been part of the party in the past. I would love to join the fun next time. Please add me to the list!❤️❤️

  8. kathyreeves says:

    GORGEOUS! Esther is indeed the QUEEN!

  9. magpiesue says:

    Esther’s blocks are impressive, as usual. So glad you’re not in a hurry to get the last of your set. I’m still not ready to use the rotary cutter unfortunately. 😦

    • katechiconi says:

      By all means take all the time you need to heal. Right now, I have a tempting pile to pet, but it’s going to be some time before I can allow myself to start laying them out. For now, it’s just renovation and In the Arms of the Angels…

  10. kymlucas says:

    Beautiful. And I, for one, don’t mind hearing about your renovations.

  11. Those are beautiful and perfect looking squares to me! Love them and wouldn’t send any back. 😉 Glad things are moving along for you. Everything is a journey and maybe even and adventure. I love projects. I’m hoping for warm here soon so I can get a few things done. 😉 Not at all tired of seeing renovation photos. They inspire.

    • katechiconi says:

      I hope to show you more significant renovation progress soon, but it’s all a bit fragmented at present, seemingly in directly inverse proportion to how tired I am!

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