F2F5: July round-up

How did the end of July come round so quickly?

I guess being away on a trip for 10 days made a hole in my time to get sewing projects done.

Most of us managed to get our blocks finished on time, but I only just squeaked in under the wire, and a couple of other people have faced problems and delays and will need a few more days to complete. I’ll add them to the gallery as they come in.

July was Robin’s month. She asked for blocks in all shades of blue and yellow, with an optional white background. You can see her colour references if you go to the Members & Their Colours page on the F²F blog. The block photos I’ve already received are in the gallery, and they’re gorgeous!

August is my month!  I’m very excited to see what everyone will make for me. My colours are pale to mid grey, white, and a bright or mixture of brights of your choice except not yellow. Use your brightest fabrics – scraps are welcome! Again, I have colour references in the gallery (link above). You can also see what I made for myself in this post about a pair of pillowcases I made to go with my future quilt.

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!

August is going to be like a shower of brilliant colour on a rainy day.


20 thoughts on “F2F5: July round-up

  1. tialys says:

    Guilty as charged 😳
    Got two done and the other one will be done this morning – and , as I’m in France where it’s only 10.30 a.m., I’ll still have them in before July finishes 😉

    • katechiconi says:

      In the interests of full disclosure, I finished my third one at about 3pm today… It’s really not that critical, but I worry that if we don’t stick to the monthly completion dates the idea will fall apart a bit, and it’d be all too easy in the current climate.

  2. So lovely… I just saw the pics in the gallery 😍

  3. tialys says:

    Hold fire! Just sending you my photos.
    Can I come out of the naughty corner?

  4. Moira says:

    Lovely blocks as always. Can i send you my pics of my August blocks now? =)

  5. Marty K says:

    Love the July blocks, especially as they’re in my Alma Mater’s colors. 😻 You are all so creative and talented!

    • katechiconi says:

      Footsquare Freestyle is a lot of fun, and it does give us all a chance to work in colours we don’t normally go for and which sometimes we have to be convinced to like! I have an appreciation for brown I never had before, and although I still don’t *love* yellow, I’m fine with working with it now…

  6. Sharon says:

    I hoped over the gallery and was blown away by the most magnificent blocks made by everyone. What a kaleidoscope of fantastic blocks!!!!

    • katechiconi says:

      There are years worth of blocks there. One of the interesting things is that some of us have chosen to make the same blocks each month but in the different colour schemes, and it’s amazing how different they look!

  7. Susan Nixon says:

    Oh, I just sent you mine. It’s still mid-day on the 31st here. =)

  8. magpiesue says:

    I had no idea I was cutting it so close to the wire when I sent you the photos of the blocks I’d made. Where *did* July go?! It usually drags for me, rather like January. Now I’m thinking August may be the slow summer month for me… 😉

  9. kymlucas says:

    That gallery is full of joyous colors. I hope our friend Pat is looking on from somewhere because she would have loved the many square variations.

    • katechiconi says:

      I bet she is. I find it heartening that the ovarian cancer work has carried on so well. A pity we had to suspend it this year, but with luck we’ll be able to resume next year.

  10. Robin Murphy says:

    Wow, thank you all so very much,I have been away since friday and just got to see the blocks you have all made they are wonderful, this will be a very pretty quilt. I look forward to better times in the future when we can send off our blocks and get to put these lovelies together in a quilt or two.

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