Then I started looking at the fabric requirement and saw that even if I just do the small 4-block quilt, I will need 56 different FABRICS (not FQs - this is a change from the original post with a huge thanks to Nanci for catching it). Then a light went off over my head
Bella Nonna Quilts to tell her my fun idea and see how she wanted me to handle the pattern requirements for my Virtual Retreat/Swap. Well, Jayme loved my idea and wanted to be part of it and she said she would be very willing to sell me as many patterns as I needed wholesale so I could pass the savings onto the Swap participants.
Here is the quilt I am thinking about:
You will sign up to join the Retreat/Swap. I am thinking that a maximum of 56 participants will be all I can handle for my first gig as a Swap Mommy.
Each of the participants will send me 14 FQs in polka dot fabric. This quilt just cries out for polka dots!!!
I will then cut everyone's FQ's into 4ths giving us 56 fat-16ths.
I will then take swap out the fabrics so every one of the participants will get 56 different fabrics from the ones they sent me.
Each participant will also send me $6.00 for the pattern (retail $10.00) and a elf-addressed stamped envelope with enough postage to send your fabric back to you.
Then the Retreat part will be gentle bi-weekly nudges (with a little giftie as the nudge) for the first person each two weeks to post one of their four blocks on Flickr. We'll start a Flickr account just for us.
At the end of 8 weeks we will all have a darling table topper, wall hanging or fun, funkie baby quilt!!
With this post I am asking all of you that would be interested to either leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me if you are interested in some spring fun!! If enough of us are interested, we will get going the first part of next week. I have some fun extras that I am going to add to the package you will get back!! Hoo! Hoo!
Also, Jayme said she would share a fun primer she has that discusses all the different types of polka dots we can choose from!!!
ANYONE OUT THERE IN BLOGSVILLE INTERESTED IN A NEW EXPERIENCE???