Another Way to Look At It (Postage/Block Size)
Most of the blocks we make this year will be 7 inch squares (finished size).
The March block is 14 inch square which is the equivalent of FOUR 7 inch squares. Mailing one of those in an envelope is the size and weight equivalent of mailing FOUR 7 inch blocks, which nobody complains so loudly about.
My plan was that we would make one more 14-inch block at the end of the year … but, honestly, because of all the whining about postage, I’m not sure that I will last that long. Some of you have sucked the last bit of joy out of the Block Lotto for me.
We are an international group. If you aren’t willing to pay international postage, this probably isn’t the place for you.
Being thrilled to receive blocks from all over the world but unwilling to reciprocate and pay the postage to send yours to those quilters says something not very flattering about you.
Complaining to me about it, when you know I manage to send individual blocks to winners EVERY month and pay international postage EVERY month, in addition to the time and $$$ I spend keeping this site and activity going, despite being unemployed for 16 months and struggling to keep a roof over my head and my internet alive also says something not very flattering and rather selfish about you.
I imagine I will be making (and yes, mailing and paying international postage) make up blocks this month because I know some of you just won’t mail your blocks–I am willing to do so, rather than have to deal with some of you one more month. It would be nice if you would let me know … but your lack of communication indicates that won’t happen either, and yes, I think that says something not very flattering about you, too.