2013 Seeds-n-Stitches, Input Needed
Okay kids, gather 'round whilst I tell you what Linda and I have come up with.
Within the s-n-s group, we've learned a lot over the years, and this year, 2012, we've put a lot of it together and had a lot of fun along the way. Well, in 2013, we thought we'd put it all together and make ourselves a city quilt by years end.
Each month we'll make 2 15"x15" blocks, one to keep, and one to trade. (Yes, I said 15"x15", not our usual 12"x12".) By the end of the year, anyone who has participated in all of the swaps will have 24 blocks, enough to make a quilt approximately 65"x95", 4 blocks wide and 6 blocks long. I say approximately because some people may want to include sashing in their quilts.
We won't just be making 24 house blocks. Instead, we'll make various types of buildings, and also include a park, a garden, maybe even a pond, all of which may or may not be found in a village.
Now this is where we need YOUR input. What would you like to see in your village? Let's get ourselves a list of what we want in our village so we'll know where we are headed.
Once we've decided what type of block to make each month, we'll be asking for volunteers to host each month. As a host, you can provide us all with more direction about how to make our blocks. Maybe suggest we use a certain color, or type of house, perhaps provide 2 or 3 choices of patterns for us all to use.
As always, people will be more than welcome to come and go. This is NOT a year-long commitment. We will simply have ourselves a direction to go, and if someone should decide to come along for the ride occasionally or partway, that'll be just fine. They'll be expected to follow the guidelines we set as a group, and as individual hosts, and hopefully we'll all have fun and do some learning along the way until we reach our goal, a village quilt which we've made with the help of our friends.
So, what would you like to see put into your village quilt? Houses, shops, a town hall perhaps? Maybe an apartment building? What do you think?