F2F5: May round-up

Where is the time going? Time for our monthly round-up again.

And again, all the ladies have come in on time with their blocks. I wonder if that’ll all change once we’re allowed to venture out to eat, shop, work, visit and holiday? I won’t mind too much, as it’ll mean we’re slowly returning to the world we all know. This time out has been an interesting period of self-discovery and creativity for many of us. For others, it has been hard and stressful, and for them, I am glad we are moving towards a degree of normality.

It was Susan’s month, and as in previous F²F sessions, she is making use of her blocks to construct American Hero Quilts. It’s safe now for her to go and look in the gallery to see what she has to work with, and I think she’s going to be pleasantly surprised!

Not surprisingly, her colours were red, white and blue, in any combination except red/blue only. Three colours I suspect most of us have in our stashes most of the time!

June is Monike’s month. This is the first year she has joined us, and I hope it’s being an enjoyable experience! I’ve loved seeing the photos of her original and creative blocks coming in. She has asked for blocks in indigo prints with golden yellow and accents of magenta (hot pink), with an optional white background. You can see her reference image if you go to the Members & Their Colours page on the F2F blog.

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!

I like the summery colours we’ll be using this June…

 

16 thoughts on “F2F5: May round-up

  1. magpiesue says:

    I may have to supplement my indigo prints for Monike – haven’t looked yet! Any sense about how soon we’ll be able to resume mailing our blocks out?

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m planning to do an email to everyone asking what their status is. Some areas are still on some sort of lockdown, others are back to fairly normal. I don’t want a situation where half of us have half our blocks; that’s no use to anyone. Next couple of days. I’m a bit under the weather just now, but I’ll get it done soon.

      • anne54 says:

        My guy at the post office says that postage to the States is taking up to 7 weeks. I imagine it is similar for other countries. Something else to factor into your decision about when to send squares through the post.

      • katechiconi says:

        Yes, that’s something I’ve been hearing too… It may simply be easier and safer to wait another month or so.

  2. tialys says:

    Post still seems to be taking much longer than usual here. Moira apparently posted my blocks the day before you asked us not to and they haven’t arrived yet.

    • katechiconi says:

      I suppose I understand it, but if as suggested we’re to do our business online instead of in person, there needs to be a degree of reliability in delivery… Fingers crossed that Moira’s blocks arrive safe and sound – and soon!

  3. I’m sorry to hear you are under the weather Kate – hope you feel brighter soon.

  4. Susan Nixon says:

    I ordered two things from Australia in late April. One took a month to get here, and the other isn’t here yet. They were ordered 3 days apart, with the one not here being the earlier one. There’s just no telling what will happen. I hope you are soon feeling better. I love every one of the blocks in the gallery, and I can hardly wait to receive them all. I did order an indigo for Monike’s blocks, and hope to get started on those this week, now that it’s here.

    • katechiconi says:

      There’s no second guessing the mail these days. It was better in the early days of the scare before the entire world started shopping online! The impression I’m getting from comments is that it would be better to wait another month or so at least… I’m so glad you’re pleased with your blocks, I think it’s a great selection. I had a lot of fun with the kangaroo one!

  5. magpiesue says:

    I’ve had to quit watching the news so I’m not up on where anyone stands re lockdown situations. I know things are easing up around here but as hubby and I are both higher risk we’d just as soon not have to go to the Post office immediately. And I can imagine they will be overwhelmed with more envelopes and parcels, if they aren’t already! Sure hope you get to feeling better soon. We had a difficult weekend here health-wise too. Nothing serious, but we sure weren’t feeling up to more than watching movies. 😦

    • katechiconi says:

      From comments so far, I’ve pretty much accepted that it’s too soon to ask people to send anything yet.
      You need to take care of yourselves. My doctor has told me to go and get tested, so that’s where I’m going this morning. I don’t think there’s the smallest chance of a positive result, but better safe than sorry. Hope you’re both feeling better very soon.

  6. rutigt says:

    Fantastic blocks as always!

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