This time around some of us are making an object and not just a block, so that'll be a little more fun. Also we're including pics or drawings of elements we would like to see included in our journals to give each other a clue of where we're going with our concept of the finished object.
With those exceptions, the guidelines are basically the same and are as follows:
- Blocks will be approx. 144 sq. in, and can be in the shape of the finished project. Try to keep them to approx. 144 sq. in. total.
- Blocks should be backed with a cotton fabric like muslin.
- The pattern of the finished project, if any, should be clearly marked on the block showing where decorative stitches stop.
- Fabrics can be made from any type---silk, cotton, linen, polyester, etc.
- The bare block must be placed in a plastic bag and kept in the bag when a person is not working on the block.
- The owner's name, address, and phone number should be on the back of the block and on the plastic bag.
- A booklet will be placed in the bag for stitchers to make notes about what they did on the block. There is at least one page for each stitcher to write on. The owner of the block writes first to make personal notes about the block. This time around we are adding pics or drawings of some of the things we have envisioned for our blocks in the first pages. These should be limited to ideas for elements and not to finished projects we've seen somewhere. If you want to post a pic of the finished object you had in mind, you can do that in this thread, but it's not necessary.
- The booklet is generally made from folded 9" x 11" sized paper (stapled, stitched or glued together) and the cover should be somewhat heavier paper like construction paper. A small purchased notebook is fine.
- The booklet must contain a list of the participants in the order that the block is sent. You always mail to the same person; the person after you on the list. The last person on the list sends to the first person on the list. The name and email address of the stitch angel will be included in the list.
- You post a picture of the bare block that you send out and then of each block after you finish your work, just before you pass them on to the next person to show the work that you did on the block. You post it for the group to see in this thread and also in Media. Also notify the group when you send or receive a block.
- The block should be mailed in time so the next stitcher gets the block by the first of the next month after you received it.
- If there are any problems during the round robin, the stitch angel must be notified immediately so that a solution can be made.
- Remember that this will be mailed so lightweight is always considerate.
Last time we had a separate thread where we posted pics, but after awhile it became where we had discussions that followed after the comments on the pics and it was like having 2 threads to follow discussions, so I think we'll not do that this time. This time we'll post them in Media and this thread only.
Apr 28 2013, 12:20 PM