Tuesday, January 1, 2013

january block.

Hello Ladies and Happy New Year!  I am so excited that January is my month to mail out fabric for blocks!  The block I chose is simple and fun.  I copy catted Sherri's block idea, since I had so much fun making mine for her.  The picture above is the block I made for Sherri.

What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make? (Give finished and unfinished measurements, just to be sure.)  finished will be 12" and unfinished will be 12.5"
Can your partners use any of her own stash fabric to use in your quilt block? If so, are there any limitations? That would be nice, please, but no pressure.  :o)

Is there a specific color of thread (white/off white) you want your partners to sew with? nope, either is fine
Does your partners have to use at least a little bit of every fabric you send or can your partners decide?  please use the fabrics I am sending

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?  
link to block : http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=1113
Will you allow any embellishments on the quilt block (i.e. embroidery, raised items such as yo-yos or fabric origami)?  please no embellishments, thanks, however, there are a few fabrics that have characters in them, that if possible, I am hoping can be "fussy cut" to emphasize the cuteness of the block
Can you link us to any flickr or Pinterest photos that you would like us to use as inspiration for your quilt block?

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? that would be so sweet, but I am pretty sure the amount of fabric I am sending will only make one block (each bundle has two separate fabrics)

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?  please feel free to keep any fabric that remains 

Thank you so much.  This will be such a special quilt that I will hold most dear to my heart.  :o)

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  1. This is the same block I chose to make for Sherri too, and I love it! Looking forward to making one for you Trish!

  2. Fun! You have the makings of a great quilt :)

  3. I am really excited to work on this block. I have been a bad bee... but I will be catching up and this one looks so fun!

  4. The fabrics are so whimsical and lovely. My package arrived today and they are such a bright spot on this VERY cold January day. I can't wait to make my block! I still have a blocks to mail, so hopefully I'll get caught up this weekend.

  5. How does one get involved with something like this? I have been watching and it looks so fun..