Friday, September 28, 2012

Color Bee Shocked - Full!

I think Color Bee Shocked is full! I'm so excited. I started filling out my questionnaire for November, I guess I'll be going fabric shopping this weekend.

Now I'm just hoping that everyone who signed up still wants to participate, since at least two one of our members have yet to post anything on our discussion boards. A little worried, but November is still a ways off, so even if I have to find replacements, that shouldn't be a huge problem.

My questionnaire so far:

What is your theme (if you want everyone to make a specific block type please provide a pattern to follow)?Circles, there must be at least one full circle on every block. They can be pieced, machine- or hand appliqued. Think outside the box (windows, the sun, the moon, and many other things can be circular). Many links for inspiration below.

Is there anything you don't want on your block (things sticking off the surface of the fabric, applique, etc.)?
Things sticking off the surface (definitely no yo-yo's, no buttons, etc.), flat applique and embroidery are fine.

What size block would you like (unfinished v. finished)?
12.5 inches square unfinished (you can also leave a little more room if you'd like, but I'll be cutting it down to 12.5x12.5), I also want a signature block of some sort (details TBD once I have the fabric, but will likely end up being a set size of one color fabric with your signature on it separate from the main block so I can incorporate it into the back of the quilt)

Do you have any particular instructions for the fabric (don't use a certain color as a background, use some of every fabric sent, etc.)?
TBD (don't have the fabric yet)

Can members use their own fabrics, or should we stick with yours? If yes, should it be washed or unwashed?
Yes, as long as it follows the same color story, is 100% cotton, and is pre-washed.

Can members make more than one block if they are feeling inspired?
Absolutely, go nuts.

Do you have preferences for thread color (white/off white/etc.)?
Whatever is in your sewing machine is fine.

Would you like people to send back any scraps?
TBD (don't have the fabric yet)

Please share any links that inspired your theme (flickr/pinterest/etc.).
Wonky Circle
Fussy Cut Center
Circle is only indicated
Pieced Circle
Many Circles
Rocket with a circular window
A birdhouse with a circular opening
Not a block, but could easily be turned into one (aka tree with circle leaves)
If you want some great nature photography as inspiration