F2F5: August round-up

And here we are, it’s September again.

Down Under, tomorrow is the first day of Spring. For the northern hemisphere, the days are getting shorter, the nights longer and winter is once again on the horizon.

In the gallery, we have most of this month’s blocks on show, with two sets still to come. As always, once I have them, I’ll add them to the gallery as they come in.

August was my month! I asked for blocks pale to mid grey, white, and a bright or mixture of a free choice brights except not yellow. If you’re interested, you can see my colour references if you go to the Members & Their Colours page on the F²F blog, together with the block photos received to date in the gallery – they’re gorgeous!

September is Edith’s month. Again, you can see her colour references on the Members & Their Colours page (link above). She’s asked for tonals and prints in black and white, with primary and jewel colours, no pastels. I’m pretty sure I still have plenty of colour to work with from my own month, but I’ll need to shop for black & white, I think…

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!

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I am potentially facing some health challenges in the coming months. I trust and hope these will not interfere with the smooth running of F²F, but in the event that I need a time out, I may ask one of the F²F members to take over monitoring progress and rounding up the month’s work. Either way, I do not propose that my issues should be allowed interfere with anyone else’s enjoyment of this block swap.

I’m looking forward to seeing the vivid blocks that Edith’s choices will produce.

27 thoughts on “F2F5: August round-up

  1. Just went on the gallery … your blocks are so beautiful 😍 and all the other block … omg … so glorious 💝

  2. kymlucas says:

    Sending more good karma your way.

  3. anne54 says:

    Spring! Yay! Bring it on! (I am only a little excited by the idea of warmer, sunnier weather 😎.)
    Your blocks look gorgeous, and the pale grey unifies the colours and designs so well.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s just going to get hotter here, so I’m not necessarily looking forward to that bit… The grey really is the key to the combination of calm and colourful, isn’t it?

  4. Marty K says:

    Your blocks are gorgeous — what great color references!

    Sending love, hugs, and healing vibes your way. Take whatever time you need. We’ll be here. 💗🌻

  5. Susan Nixon says:

    I know your blocks will make a beautiful quilt! I’m sorry you have those issues, but I do hope that everything will work out well for you.

    • katechiconi says:

      I think I’m actually going to make a pair of smaller quilts, one each for the Husband and me, for our armchairs. Once I know what the health thing is all about, of course!

  6. magpiesue says:

    I’ve been wondering what your test results showed, if you have them yet. Praying for the best possible outcome of course. Wouldn’t a magic wand be lovely to have right about now? 😉

    • katechiconi says:

      I don’t have the results yet; I have an appointment with the oncology surgeon on Thursday afternoon to hear the news and plan next steps if required. The waiting is and has been quite hard to bear… a magic wand would be perfect!

  7. CurlsnSkirls says:

    I do hope all goes well for you, Kate, and your thoughtful preparations will not be needed. All best wishes, thoughts, and prayers. . .

    • katechiconi says:

      Thank you, I hope so, but it’s as well to be prepared for the worst, I think. That way, bad news doesn’t come as a surprise and good news is a wonderful bonus!

  8. cedar51 says:

    waiting on medical issues is always a “thorn in ones side” and as the progresses towards that date with them, you mind cannot be stilled…soft healing hugs from me to you…maybe you soon have some peace of mind, and some knowledge of the journey ahead of thee…

  9. Looked through the gallery, all so inspiring.
    Yes, first day of spring tomorrow – and we’ve had the highest rainfall this year for over 30 years, and it continues to pour. Temperatures yesterday were as low as 2, which is almost unheard of for Cape Town (unless you’re on the top of Table Mountain). Despite the rain and cold, the irises are about to bloom in the back garden, and I’ve had daffodils popping up in the front. The most important thing is that our dams are nearly full.

  10. tialys says:

    It usually happens that, at the end of August, we have a big storm and then you can feel that autumn is on its way. This time we haven’t had the storm (yet) but the mornings have become a bit fresher – thank goodness – so we’ll still get some hot days but, hopefully, not up in the high 30s again.
    I’m hoping you won’t be needing anybody to step in for the F2F admin and, as you know, I’m a bit ‘out there’ at the moment but If you need me, and nobody else steps forward, I’d be happy to help if I can. xx

    • katechiconi says:

      I wouldn’t dream of asking you, since I know you have your plate more than full with the move, estate agents, dreadful neighbours and the regular menagerie. I am of course hoping that no stepping in of any kind will be required… I hope the weather breaks for you soon!

  11. claire93 says:

    crossing everything for medical visit, Kate!

  12. Terri says:

    Your blocks will make a lovely quilt. I love looking at the gallery to see what everyone has made throughout the year. Praying that your medical issues will be over soon and you’ll be on the mend. I wish you the best for these upcoming challenges.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s going to be a pair of long narrow quilts to go on our armchairs, which sit side by side. I think they’re going to look brilliant. I always love it when finished quilt photos make it into the gallery too.

  13. I love your colors and a whole quilt of them will be stunning. It’s so happy.

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