Love Letters – Q & A

Posted by on February 1, 2010 in blocks | 2 comments

Because there was more discussion among the sneak-peekers than I can remember, I thought we might need a space to recap questions (and answers).   I think I covered everything that has come up so far in the main message … I’ll add new Q&A here.

Q: How many word blocks will the February winners receive? 

A:  Since this month our blocks aren’t typical, size-wize, it will take fewer “blocks” than usual to make a quilt.  Here’s what I’m thinking:

1 – 23 blocks ………………….. one winner
24 – 51 blocks …………………. 2 winners
52 – 71 blocks …………………..3 winners
72 – 91 blocks …………………..4 winners

My targets are that each winner would receive at least 12 blocks and the target set size would be 20.

Q: Is there a maximum width?  What if my expression is very wide?

A: If you think your multi-word block is going to be too wide to be used in a quilt by the winner(s), construct it in such a way that it can be split between words and used on two lines in the quilt.  If you are creating a block with a lot of letters, think about making them with a skinny font.   I created quite a fat “font” for the block lotto banner because I wanted it to get wide … As a reference, those letters are also 6 inches tall and the banner quilt is 54 inches wide.

Q: Can we repeat word blocks (ours or those made by others)?

A: All of your blocks should be unique words or phrases (so no repeating yourself), but you can create blocks using the same words as others.


  1. Can we repeat words? Either our own words or the words posted by others?

  2. All of your words or phrases should be unique, but you can repeat words or phrases used by others.

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