F²F³: last ones, and worth the wait!

A surprise squishy arrived the other day.

I wasn’t really expecting anything, so it came as a lovely surprise to realise that it was from Sue of From the Magpie’s Nest, and it was my last F²F³ blocks of the F2F 2018/19 session. Poor Sue has been suffering from an injured shoulder which is taking ages to heal and is cramping her sewing style dreadfully, so I’m very grateful that she made the effort on my behalf.

So, without further ado, here they are:

I love them all, but the last one really tickled me! Sue knows I live in the tropics of North Queensland, Australia, and have just moved to a new and smaller house, so she’s created me a tiny tropical cottage (the sort of thing they call a chattel house in Barbados) with a palm tree outside. Even better, the dark strip at the top is the purple version of a Kaffe Fassett design called Aboriginal Spots. It’s a perfect fit 🙂  I have to decide whether to integrate this into the quilt, or make a special cushion cover out of it, but that will have to wait until I can lay out the blocks out on the design wall and can decide on a layout.

So it’s into the Amethyst & Slate project basket for now.



F²F³: Last but one…

Better late than never, I say…

By which I mean that I finally got round to pressing and photographing these lovelies. They’ve been sitting on my work table at the old house, and I kept forgetting to do it when I was over there packing boxes.

They were made for me by Nanette for my F²F³ month, and are the last but one set. I was finally reminded by poor Nanette’s latest blog post, in which she shows her ScrapHappy work, but also tells us that she’s had dengue fever, very nasty, very tiring and you feel just horrible. So everyone please send Nanette lots of comforting, healing and positive thoughts.

She attached little notes to two of them to explain where the block design came from, and if you click on the photos you can read what she’s written. The third one, without a note, is Anvil, one of her favourite blocks.  I really love all three of them, the colours are beautiful and delicate, and they will work so well with all the others.

Thank you, Nanette, and may you recover quickly and return to health and full creativity very soon.