First, can I just say this is the cutest blog design...from the polka dot sidebars to the banner and the button...I just love it! I was so excited to put up a post with my ideas for my blocks...'cause that meant I got to post on this cute blog!
Either today or Monday everyone should be receiving some Moda Bella White (9900-97) and two fat eighths of Happy Mochi Yum Yum. A fat quarter bundle of this line was my first purchase at Sample Spree last spring market...and I've been wanting to make a fun summer quilt with these fabrics ever since! I thought I'd give answers to the questions Amy Smart e-mailed us...and then give a couple more ideas for inspiration.
What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make? (Give finished and unfinished measurements, just to be sure.) 12'' blocks please, 12 1/2'' unfinished
Can your partners use any of his/her own stash fabric to use in your quilt block? If so, are there any limitations? I would love for everyone to add something in...I think this is what will make the Bee a lot of fun...personalization from all the members!
Is there a specific color of thread (white/off white) you want your partners to sew with? This one is up to you!
Does your partners have to use at least a little bit of every fabric you send or can your partners decide? I would really like both of the Happy Mochi Yum Yum prints used in the block.
Do you have a general theme or is it up to your partners to decide? Are there any specific themes that you do NOT want in your quilt block? Likes/dislikes? See Below.
Will you allow any embellishments on the quilt block (i.e. embroidery, raised items such as yo-yos or fabric origami)? No embellishments, please...all pieced...thank you!
Can you link us to any flickr or Pinterest photos that you would like us to use as inspiration for your quilt block? A few links are below.
If your partners are super motivated and are able to make two blocks out of the fabric you send, would you accept more than one block from your partners? Sure...I'm planning on a 16 block quilt--but please don't feel like you have to make anything extra...I know how busy everyone is!
Do you want your partners to return any leftover larger size scraps to you when they return the completed blocks or can they keep them for their own scrap stash? No...please keep the scraps to add to your stash!
Okay...so here are just a few other ideas...I love stars and pinwheels and log cabins and houses... here are a few links that I had saved in my inspiration file as well.
Thanks so much...I look forward to getting to know everyone...and to making blocks each month!
Have a great Saturday!
Sherri from A Quilting Life