Liberated Checkerboard Pairs in July
For each pair of blocks, you’ll begin with two 10-inch squares, one each:
Since we will be making PAIRS of blocks, the MAXIMUM number of blocks you can make for chances in the drawing is FIVE PAIRS. Remember, you may use the same white (solid or White-on-white print) for all your blocks, but the contrasting fabric for each pair must be unique.
A couple things will be DIFFERENT in JULY:
- After the winners names are randomly generated at the end of July, EVERYONE will split up their pairs and mail to at least TWO WINNERS. Even if you only make ONE PAIR of blocks, you will split them between two winners. The distribution will PROBABLY work like this: If you make
1-3 PAIRS of blocks, you’ll split up the pairs and mail to TWO WINNERS
4 or 5 PAIRS of blocks, you’ll split up the pairs and mail to THREE WINNERS, sending no one matching pairs of blocks.
I’m changing things up for this block so that the winners will receive as many different fabrics/colors as possible.
- When making these blocks, everyone will begin with two 10-inch squares, but the resulting block size will differ depending on the angles of your cuts. For this month/block ONLY, I am asking that no one trim or square up their blocks … and allow the winners to trim them all to a common size OR be “liberated” and design with the different sizes of blocks she (or he) receives. Remember DO NOT TRIM your blocks this month.
For your blog posts, please use as many of the following labels as apply:
july 2011 photos – for any post with photos of this month’s blocks
checkerboard-mailed– when you mail your blocks to the winners at the end of the month
checkerboard-received – if you are a winner and are posting about receiving blocks that have been mailed to you
Thanks to everyone for the great block photos that made this virtual quilt possible.