For the Fence-Sitters
You can choose ANY block and almost any size you’d like (between 6 and 12 inches). If can be a traditional block, a modern block, an appliqué block, an original block … you could even choose a block that we’ve made in the past for the Block Lotto–those that have been around long enough know that we’ve made sawtooth stars and double 4-patch multiple times (and they are always popular).
If you haven’t read through all the comments about what people want from the block lotto that I posted in Something To Think About, go take a look. You’ll see that, as a group, we want it all: big blocks, little blocks, traditional blocks, modern blocks, improvisational blocks. Whatever block you have in mind will find an audience here.
I created a table on the At-A-Glance page that will show who is leading each month in 2018 and–if they have made a decision–what size and colors their block will be.
If you have an original block idea and are worried about writing block directions or need drawings to show what you mean, I can help. Robin has also offered to help with any computer graphics, converting things to PDF format, etc. While I haven’t actually asked them yet, I’m confident that other volunteers will help, too.
I have decided that I will continue to maintain the spreadsheet with everyone’s info in it, will collect the mailing info from everyone, and will work out the mailing info each month which I think is the most complex step–so no one needs to worry about that. As a block leader, you need only create two block posts:
- On the first day of the month, a post that has your block choice, the directions to make it and your fabric/color guidelines.
- A second post that has the list of quilters that make blocks. You can also create this one on day one of the month, but you’ll be going back to edit it as most blocks are made and posted.
Still sitting on the fence? If you have a question or concern, please let me know.