Monday, October 6, 2014

October Bee Blocks

So a little late, but the Bee Blocks went in the mail today! Yeah! :) I chose a very easy block and in fact i cut them all for you, the only one that is a little long is the stem. I chose the maple block from Amanda Woodward-Jenning's pattern from the lark crafts book. I chose it for one, it's downloadable free on the web, and I wanted a manly quilt made for my husband. You can download the pattern here.

What do you think of the colors???

I cut out all my blocks. There are 18 in all, and I'm only sending one block to each of you. I cut them out over conference weekend, because for one I couldn't decide what I wanted until I started to see all of the blocks together.

What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make? (Give finished and unfinished measurements, just to be sure.)   Finished block is 12" x 12", unfinished is 12.5" x 12.5". I want the unfinished block! :) 

Can your partners use any of their own stash fabric to use in your quilt block? If so, are there any limitations?
No need to add anything from your stash, I have provided the right amount for one block.

Is there a specific color of thread (white/off white) you want your partners to sew with?
White is preferred.

Do your partners have to use at least a little bit of every fabric you send or can your partners decide?
Just use what I sent! :) 

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?
Just follow the pattern here!

Will you allow any embellishments on the quilt block (i.e. embroidery, raised items such as yo-yos or fabric origami)?
No embellishments! This is a manly quilt!

Can you link us to any flickr or Pinterest photos that you would like us to use as inspiration for your quilt block?
Just follow the pattern here!

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?
No need for an extra block. :) I'm trying to make this super easy!

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 need to sent leftover fabric. There won't be much left. :) 

Note: I'd like to try to get the blocks back by Mid November if possible. If you can't just send block back and I will do it. I'm trying to get it to the quilter's by December so I can do this quilt for Dan for christmas. He doesn't know this is for him. I'm super excited to surprise him. 

They are mailed out! :) 

XOXO! :) 

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  1. You sure did make it easy for us! I love sewing maple leaves, I'm looking forward to seeing which selection of fabric I get :)

  2. I love this quilt Shari! In fact, I downloaded the pattern and have it on my to-do list. Very happy to help you make yours, too.