Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I am taking part in the Fresh Modern Bee. It's my first online bee, and so far it's been piles of fun. August is my month to send out fabrics. I'm using pinks, oranges, and yellows with pops of bright green. It's going to be a quilt for my little daughter.
My instructions for the blocks, as well as inspiration, are here. Now I have a dilemma. How much fabric do I include in each package? I want to include plenty so that the bee members aren't cramped by shortages. But since I am sending out all my most beloved fabrics, I don't want to send waaay too much either. I am asking them to add coordinating fabrics from their stash, and my theme is scrappy and happy. I also am planning to let everyone keep the scraps.
I'm thinking of sending a couple of larger pieces, maybe one fat eighth (9"x20") in a Kona solid, and four other pieces 9"x10" (this would equal a FQ). plus some smaller scraps. I would also throw in some smaller piece scraps, maybe enough to equal a half yard. Would this be enough fabric for one 12.5" block, with some extra left over?
If you have some advice for me, I'd love to hear it.