Here they are. . .I just love these fabrics. There are two 6 1/2″ blocks and one 12 1/2″ block. In the mail this week. Enjoy!
I sent out Lisa’s churn dash block a while ago and in my haste I forgot to take a picture of it. I hope you received it Lisa. I also hope that Heidi’s star block made its way back to her:)
Here is Theresa’s block. 12.5″ square.
Ok, I hope I am caught up with everything.
Now for Feb. block, can’t wait Sharon!
I opted to make four 6 1/2″ squares for Theresa. I don’t quite feel like I did justice to the gray fabric, and may go back to make one more to highlight the gray. But I love the two squares with the two blue fabrics and the white.
These and Lisa’s Churndash will be in the mail early next week.
I am so excited that you will all be making blocks for me this month. I have chosen to make a quilt in the style of Denyse Schmidts “Drunk Love” pattern. You can find examples of this quilt here- http://www.dsquilts.com/quilts.asp?PageID=11. It is basically squares in squares made a little wonky. To make the pattern more ‘me’ I have included little bursts of color to be added in something like these blocks that Jacquie at Tallgrass Prairie created – http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/2009/11/finding-my-groove.html.
Please make your block 12.5 inches square. If you have the inclination you are welcome to make more than one block. If not please return the scraps as I am hoping to make this a larger quilt (well, larger than the baby quilts I usually make). Please let me know if any of this is unclear or if you have any questions. And, thank you so very much.
On a Flickr page for another quilting bee, I noticed a thread for “Outstanding Blocks”. I thought this was a good idea to make sure everyone’s blocks are accounted for. What are everyone’s thoughts on this?
This leads into my next question, does anyone know how to edit the page layout for this blog? Since I use Blogger, I really am not familiar with how to change things in WordPress. I thought it would be neat to add links to each of our blogs on this side, our little badge, a link to our Flickr page, and depending on everyone’s thoughts, somehow put a tracker of outstanding blocks.
So, if you have any thoughts or insight, please share.
The fabric is all packed up and ready to go. I will be taking them to the post office tomorrow, so hopefully you’ll all have your packages in the next few days.
In my haste and excitement to get them all ready to go, I failed to enclose a note or instructions. Here is what the note would have said had I not been my usual batty self:
Thank you for being patient while I took my sweet time getting my behind in gear. I’ve enclosed 4 or 5 pieces of fabric. This should be enough to get you where I’m asking you to go. I made up a test block using only 3 similar cuts, and even with a miscalculation I was able to make a 12.5″ block. It may involve a slight bit of clever cutting for the longer pieces, but still should be fine.
The plan is to use Kaffe Fassett’s Jewel Squares as inspiration. That should be a link to a flickr search so you can see what I mean if you don’t know already. I would like to have blocks that are 3.5″, 6.5″ and/or 12.5″. (Thanks again for that math help, Nichole!) So, ideally, I’d like everyone to make 1 big one, 4 medium ones or 16 little ones or any combination there of. The idea being that you’ll be able to make some combination that is equivalent to a 12.5″ piece. I’ll leave it up to each of you as to how you want to do it. If everyone sends one big one, that’s perfectly fine. If you don’t have enough fabric, please just do what you can with what you have, and I’ll supplement. And if you have large chunks of fabric left over, would you mind sending some back? I am aiming towards a larger sized quilt and don’t want to come up too short.
I’m not going to include instructions on piecing these as I assume it is pretty straight forward. I just improvised mine for the most part, just making sure that I reserved enough fabric to make the outside borders. If you want or need more detailed instructions, let me know, otherwise, just have fun!
p.s. please just take your time. I’m not on any timeline for this quilt. I imagine it will be a work in progress for quite a while.
p.p.s. if I owed you a finished block, I’ve put it in with your fabrics!