Thursday, August 9, 2012

August Blocks - Amy Ellis

Hi ladies! If you've been following me on instagram, you may have noticed my spurt of (visible) productivity! I've caught up on my blocks for some of you, and managed to pull and group fabrics to send off to everyone for August.

Each bundle has it's own solid fabric, that I would like to have used prominently in the block.  I think this will be a great look for the quilt, and plan to make a few more after you have finished up.

Here's more specifics with the questions ::

What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make? (Give finished and unfinished measurements, just to be sure.)

12" finished, 12 1/2" block
Can your partners use any of his/her own stash fabric to use in your quilt block? If so, are there any limitations? 

If you have any Echino prints those are welcome, but I would like my solid to be the only solid in each block.

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

Something neutral that will blend, or whatever you have on your machine!

Does your partners have to use at least a little bit of every fabric you send or can your partners decide? 

That's up to you!

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?

I would like log cabin type blocks, they can be square in a square, quarter log cabins, traditional log cabins or courthouse step blocks, but please no wonky blocks. 

Will you allow any embellishments on the quilt block (i.e. embroidery, raised items such as yo-yos or fabric origami)? 

Let's keep it simple without.

Can you link us to any flickr or Pinterest photos that you would like us to use as inspiration for your quilt block? 

See links above.

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? 

Absolutely! No pressure though :)

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? 

Yes, please! Anything 2 1/2" square or larger, I plan to make scrappy 9-patches with these eventually too.

Thank you! I can't wait to see what you come up with - 


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  1. Looks fun! Glad you've been able to move on to new projects! :)

  2. I got mine today, so awesome Amy! It's going to look so great!

  3. Love it Amy! On my way home from vacation and I can't wait to play with your fabrics!