Wednesday, October 10, 2012

December 2012 Theme

**amendment: your blocks will measure 12.5" x 6.5"**

What is your theme (if you want everyone to make a specific block type please provide a pattern to follow)?

For my round, I have selected a "Flying Geese" block pattern. Please email me for the pattern and measurements I'd like you to follow, and to send me your mailing address at:

Is there anything you don't want on your block (things sticking off the surface of the fabric, applique, etc.)?

Please follow the instructions I'll send you.

What size block would you like (unfinished v. finished)?

The block(s) will be 18.25" x 6.5" (unfinished)

Do you have any particular instructions for the fabric (don't use a certain color as a background, use some of every fabric sent, etc.)?

Use fabrics sent to you, no others please. Follow directions in instructions I email you.

Can members use their own fabrics, or should we stick with yours? If yes, should it be washed or unwashed?

No, please stick with the fabrics and instructions that I sent you/posted.

Can members make more than one block if they are feeling inspired?

Sending you enough fabric for two blocks. If you like, you can make a second block. If not, please send the unused fabric back with your constructed block.

Do you have preferences for thread color (white/off white/etc.)?

White, off white, cream, light grey would all work.

Would you like people to send back any scraps?

Yes please. Although I hope to send you just enough to construct your block(s).

Please share any links that inspired your theme (flicker/pinterest/etc.).

Nothing really. Just have always wanted to do this!

Thanks everyone!
- Erin


  1. Sounds fun! Do y'all think it's too early for me to pick a theme and color scheme? I've been thinking about it a lot and I'm so excited even though my month isn't until June. It might be fun if people have decided what we are doing to get a preview and post it here but I also think surprise is good to. p.s. I am TERRIBLE at keeping secrets!

    1. Haha, Stacey. I think it's great if you're already thinking about it. I am also looking forward to December, although at this rate, she'll probably have her fabric and pattern sent out before I manage to get my act together and send out the November fabric. Luckily I still have a few weeks.

    2. Stacey, you made me laugh out loud! Why not I say? hahaha

      Anna! Do you want me to wait to send out until I hear you've sent yours? :p lol. No worries - I still have a couple of days of cutting ahead of me anyway! :D

  2. I think that if you have your theme and color scheme then go for it! It would be nice to have an idea to think about (especially if we are on our own for the block pattern) I also think it would be less stress for you, and if you are anything like me then you wouldn't change your mind 30 times.

    1. I'm the opposite - if I know too far in advance I start questioning myself and then change my mind 30 times! hahaha.

      I'm good though with what everyone else wants! I'm just excited to be a part of something so national :)

  3. Hope you don't mind, but I edited your post to add tags and get rid of the extra "?)". Otherwise it is unchanged. :)