Wednesday, March 24, 2010

drunk love in april

I tried my hardest to get away from the square-in-square design, but I just kept coming back to it! It's one of my favorites, and even though many of you have made these blocks (either recently for another quilting bee, or for my month for Block Party), I hope you won't mind making some more!

Last time I went with a scrappy look, so this time I've selected a specific color palette of purple, gray and green. I don't typically use purple, so this will be a nice little change! Here's some more info...

What size quilt block do you want your bee partners to make? It would be great if you could make blocks that are 13.5"

Can your partners use any of his/her own stash fabric to use in your quilt block? If so, are there any limitations?
I've selected all one-color fabrics for the greens, purples, and grays, with the exception of one multi-colored print. Please feel free to add fabrics that fit, but please do not add in any other prints with multiple colors.

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

Does your partners have to use at least a little bit of every fabric you send or can your partners decide?
I've sent lots of fabric so you can feel free to decide which ones you want to use. I'm sending one multi-colored floral print and I'd love it if you'd include at least a small piece of it in each block.

Also, I added a white solid to some of the packages (please don't add white if I didn't send it to you). I'm not using sashing, so if I sent you white, feel free to use it for the outermost ring if you'd like.

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'd like blocks in the style of Denyse Schmidt's Drunk Love (inspiration photos are below). I like simple, clean blocks (less is more) Wonky or straight is just fine. I love to see everyone's style come through with this type of block!

Will you allow any embellishments on the quilt block (i.e. embroidery, raised items such as yo-yos or fabric origami)?
Please do not add any embellishments

Can you link us to any flickr photos that you would like us to use as inspiration for your quilt block? Here are a few of my favorites:

Denyse Schmidt Drunk Love
Denyse Schmidt Summer in Maine
Oh, Fransson!
drury girl
block party quilt blocks

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? Of course!!

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? It would be great if you'd return the extras - I'm going to make a few more blocks to add to the quilt!

Let me know if there are any questions! Fabric will be in the mail tomorrow!


  1. okay... now you're gonna get me to like purple... and there is NO way my 3 boys are gonna allow it! LOL