F2F5: March round-up

And that’s our second month done and dusted..

By now, the whole world is watching the spread of coronavirus, so it won’t have come as much surprise to hear that mailing our F²F blocks has been suspended indefinitely to protect those of us for whom a trip to the post office is not a good idea. Sadly, this means that for most of us, receiving our squishies will just have to wait until it’s safe to venture out again. However, all the photos will go up in the gallery for each month; those for March are all up in the gallery, and they’re a lovely lot

Sue went with shades of brown from ecru to milk chocolate and true blue from palest to indigo, and there are some very interesting block choices there. It seems that a lot of us have picked up on her current interest in flying geese!

April is Lynn’s month. She is going for colours out of her normal comfort zone, rich peacock shades: royal blue or purple, plus emerald green and gold. Personally, I think this is going to be fun! Get over to the F²F blog to look at her colour references – I’ll be amazed if you don’t find inspiration in those images.

If you’re new to this blog and don’t know anything about F²F, do head over to the dedicated F2F blog and read all about it. The first ever session can be found on this blog, but for subsequent years I set F²F up with its own blog due to the image-heavy nature of the work. You’ll find a rich, varied and vibrant source of inspiration in all the blocks shown in the galleries for the various years. Enjoy!

And now, let the peacocks of April commence.


12 thoughts on “F2F5: March round-up

  1. Sharon says:

    I flipped over to the F2F page and read the process. Great project and the blocks in the gallery are spectacular. Its interesting to see all the different techniques reflect of so many different personallities.

  2. tialys says:

    It’s a funny time to be doing this isn’t it but at least we’ve all got plenty of time to get the blocks done at the moment even if we can’t send them. I’ll probably wait until you tell me the gallery pics for me are complete until I look and then I’ll decide on my own last two blocks on the basis of what’s there. I do have to send something to the States today – small enough to go letter post – but I don’t feel confident. The postal collection has gone down to three days a week here and they have stopped delivering to certain countries and warning of slow delivery times too. 😒
    You definitely made the right decision.

    • katechiconi says:

      I think the mail service everywhere is going to be slow for quite a while, and I really didn’t want anyone’s hard work to disappear into a black hole, let alone the health issue. Just think what a block bonanza we’re all going to have when the time comes 🙂

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I keep being surprised by the ramifications of this crisis! Who would have thought how many things would be disrupted? I am glad you are all being sensible and waiting for the bonanza when we are all able to relax a bit. Peacock colours! Now there’s a thought!

    • katechiconi says:

      Initially I didn’t think there’d be a problem, but the worse the news got, the better I thought it would be if we all just stayed home instead of standing in a line in the post office. I’m looking forward to Lynn’s colours, they’ll make a nice change!

  4. You have me wondering now if our post office is even open to sending out packages! I get very little snail mail at our box 1/2 mile up the street. Amazon is not even shipping now. Everything is a crawl and I wonder if the quilt store closed? I haven’t been out in quite some time. I loved seeing all those beautiful squares. The use of colors is impressive. It is best to wait a while rather than risk anyone’s health. Keep quilting. 😉

  5. Susan Nixon says:

    Our post offices are open and the mail is coming as usual. The only slow downs are places which aren’t shipping orders until their lock-down is over, and so far, I’ve only come across a few of those. I wasn’t worried about that part, but losing the package in some customs office or local office that is not delivering would be an issue.

    • katechiconi says:

      Here, it varies so much, place by place, depending on whether the state has closed its borders, how stringent the state premier is being, what the case totals are. Patience is a virtue we’re all having to cultivate right now.

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