F2F5: October round-up

Hello! Hope you all had a suitably spooky Halloween, mwahaha!

I’ve been doing some online research about the safest way to mail things. Once I’ve finished and can summarise what I’ve discovered, I’ll contact each of the F2F ladies to let them know how and when to proceed with mailing out everyone’s blocks. So far, it’s looking pretty hopeful. Creativity will not be defeated!

We have an almost full house for October in the gallery. As always, once I have the outstanding images, I’ll add them to the gallery as they come in.

October was Margaret’s month. Her colours were soft blues and creams with a touch of sand or taupe. If you’re interested, you can see her colour references on the Members & Their Colours page on the F²F blog, together with the block photos received to date in the gallery – they’re gorgeous, such lovely soft and gentle colours! In the end, I didn’t need to go shopping, which was probably a good thing…

And now for November, Moira’s month. Her colours are red, white and blue, idea for the patriotic quilts she makes from her F2F blocks. Again, her colours are referenced on the Members  & Their Colours Page (link above). I’m pretty sure we’ll all have those colours in our stashes from previous months.

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 🙂

Time to go and look through my selected blocks for F2F and see what will work best.

14 thoughts on “F2F5: October round-up

  1. Edi says:

    Ladies, first thank you for all you beautiful blocks. I am so looking forward to the beautiful quilt or quilts ahead. Secondly, i would like to apologize for being in remiss at acknowledging all your creativity. Things have been crazy busy for the last several months with helping my purge, paint, and general get her house ready to sell. We have been packing and storing all non essential items to storage. Kate, thank you for being such a gracious hostess.

    • katechiconi says:

      Hi there! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed participating. Once Moira’s month is over, I think we’re approaching the time when we know enough about how the virus works that it’ll be safe to mail our blocks to each other without risk. All that will still be needed is for participants to let me know when each package arrives so I can make sure it’s crossed off my list 🙂

  2. Moira says:

    The blocks all look wonderful! It is so much fun to not only make blocks but to see what blocks everyone else makes.

    • katechiconi says:

      Exactly! And to get inspiration for other things… I know that I regularly refer to the Gallery if I want ideas for colour or block design. It’s such a great resource.

      • Moira says:

        Exactly – one of the blocks i made for Edi is the spark for a quilt that I want to make (the one with the striped fabric). just had to buy a B/W stripe even tho I have no hope of sewing for me at present.

      • katechiconi says:

        I rather wish we were all making for you yourself right now, rather than for another quilt donation. You work so hard and give such a lot, I’d have really liked this one to be just for you. Never mind. Maybe there will be more F2F in the future when you can indulge yourself.

  3. magpiesue says:

    For a moment there I wasn’t sure I’d sent in my pictures of the blocks I made for Margaret! I’ve already got one made for Moira, just two more to go. Maybe we’ll have made the blocks in 2020 and then send them out month by month in 2021? I feel a little bit guilty that I’ve had mine all along… 😉

    • katechiconi says:

      I’d have reminded you if you hadn’t… I think we have to space out the mailing to be a bit kinder to our purses. The desire to have them all NOW is very strong, but we have to be sensible, I think. From my reading, they’d be best sent wrapped in paper in an ordinary paper envelope; the less plastic the better from the virus-transmission point of view, and probably better from the toxin point of view for you…

  4. tialys says:

    I’m just about to add all the blocks I’ve made to a packing box so, if I ever manage to get over there, will be sending the packages out from England. I will await your instructions.

    • katechiconi says:

      I don’t think at this point anyone’s in a tearing hurry. So long as you know where they are and don’t have to excavate an entire room to reach that particular box, it should be fine. I’m thinking that if we can send a minimum of one or two a month starting in January, the job should be done by mid year.

  5. Marty K says:

    As always, such beautiful blocks!

  6. craftycreeky says:

    Wow! Just looked at my month, they’re gorgeous, I’m going to enjoy making my blue and cream quilt.

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