aquilterstable PRO 3:44am, 1 May 2013
I'm still working on packing up fabric to send to you, but I have a plan and a sample block to get you thinking. Last fall I hosted the *Picture-Perfect* Polaroid Block Swap, and by the end of it, I had ALOT of Polaroid blocks! I'd love if you helped me with my quilt top.

The plan? I will be sending you 9 Polaroid blocks + 2 1/2" strips of at least three black or black & white fabrics. I'm asking that you 'frame' each Polaroid block and then create one large block with them all. Here's my sample block which measures 18 1/2" square:
Sample block for #alwaysbeelearning bee for May #polaroidblocks

Basic Polaroid block instructions can be found in capitolaQuilter's post HERE. The white framing will already have been done. Some blocks have then been trimmed; some have not. Before you add the black framing, please trim each Polaroid as needed - white sides and top should be 3/4"; the bottom should be 1 1/4". In capitolaQuilter's post, she trims her basic gray-framed blocks to 4 1/2". I'd like you to trim to 6 1/2". I used a 6 1/2" ruler for mine, which made it very simple.

Ok, so I want to leave some room for your own creativity. I have a gallery of Polaroid blocks right HERE. It shows a variety of block placement ideas, and I want you to feel free to use them as inspiration OR make a block very similar to my sample - either is fine with me.

Let me know if you have any questions, and I'll try to get the fabric out before week's end.

Received blocks from:
Michonne/Watch Meesh Run
Kristina/kristina.withak
Megan/hehehe922
Toni/HoosierToni
Stephanie/spontaneousthreads
Celeste/celestejohnson2008
Leanne/shecanquilt
Marci/Marci Girl Designs
Mary/QuiltGenius
shecanquilt PRO 5 years ago
This will be fun!
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Watch Meesh Run 5 years ago
Oh too fun!!!
HoosierToni 5 years ago
Great idea, Debbie!
spontaneousthreads PRO 5 years ago
perhaps this will inspire me to get hopping on my polaroid blocks as well!! Thank Deb
kristina.withak 5 years ago
Never seen this before, but I absolutely love it!!
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
Thanks everyone! Packets are going in tomorrow's mail! Mary, I'm sending your block along with the May fabric.

The way it ended up, everyone is getting 2 WOV in 3 different fabrics - each 'pair' should frame 3 blocks. Of course unless you decide to do your own thing. That's fine, and if you have any fabric left over, feel free to keep. Thank you!
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Marci Girl Designs 5 years ago
Looking forward to it!

Oh and what in the world does WOV stand for? I'm sure I'll go "duh" but for now I can't figure it out! LOL
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
WOV - "width of fabric".
sable position [deleted] 5 years ago
Received the fabrics today. Fun, fun.
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
celestejohnson2008:

Great - thanks for letting me know!
kristina.withak 5 years ago
Fabric received!
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hehehe922 5 years ago
Got mine today!
spontaneousthreads PRO 5 years ago
got my fabric today too!
spontaneousthreads PRO 5 years ago
Question-
how "original" do you want the blocks when done- I have an idea, but it's unlike any you have posted…. don't want it sticking out like a sore thumb, so I'm asking first, and shall we only use the fabrics sent, or if we have a black and white fabric can we also use that.
(Ok that was several questions…..).
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
Great - thank you!
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
I'm game! Do whatever you want! I trust your judgement with layout and fabric choice. I know when I gave 'free reign' it might make things interesting! But I have enough Polaroid blocks and black & whites to do another block if it will help make things more cohesive. So go for whatever you have in mind. I'm intrigued.
HoosierToni 5 years ago
I got my fabric, Debbie!
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Marci Girl Designs 5 years ago
I got my fabric too!
spontaneousthreads PRO 5 years ago
The block is back in the mail to you.
QuiltGenius 5 years ago
My fabric is here
aquilterstable PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by aquilterstable (member) 5 years ago
Thanks much!
HoosierToni 5 years ago
I mailed your block this morning, Debbie!
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
;-)
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
Your block came today - thanks so much! It looks great with mine! ;-)
sable position [deleted] 5 years ago
Always good to hear that the blocks arrive safely.
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
Your block came today - just perfect - thanks!!
Your block arrived too! And yes, I like the fabric you added alot!! Thank you!
shecanquilt PRO 5 years ago
No fabric here yet, maybe tomorrow.
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
No super rush. I meant to mail yours early but it just didn't happen.
shecanquilt PRO 5 years ago
Debbie your fabrics arrived today just in time for a long weekend with loads of time for sewing.
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
oh yay!!
Your block came today! Thank you - it's perfect!
shecanquilt PRO 5 years ago
Thanks for all the help with the block making Debbie. They are done and I will get them in the mail today or tomorrow.
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
Your block came today! It's just right - thank you!
shecanquilt PRO 5 years ago
Finally in the mail today. It seems to be mail failure month for me, but I am reforming.
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
No worries! Thanks much, Leanne!
aquilterstable PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by aquilterstable (member) 5 years ago
Your block came today - thank you!
Yours came, too, Leanne. And thanks for the somethin-somethin for grandgirl! Darling!
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Marci Girl Designs 5 years ago
Your block is all finished and will mail out tomorrow (6/5!) Sorry it is late Debbie!
QuiltGenius 5 years ago
I will be putting your block together this weekend. I have been trying to come up with something clever for your layout, but I seem to have block block. :/
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
No worries - thank you!!
haha. I understand! The basic block is totally fine with me too!
shecanquilt PRO 5 years ago
It took me long enough to send it, I hope she can have some fun with it.
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
Got your blocks today, Marci - the are great! I like them alot and look forward to fitting them in with the others!
QuiltGenius 5 years ago
Sorry it's late, but my block went into the mail yesterday!
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
No worries - thank you though!
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
Mary, your block came today! Thank you!!
aquilterstable PRO 5 years ago
Hettie, your block came today!!

**Hey, everyone, I think I have all my blocks now! THANK YOU!!**
spontaneousthreads PRO 5 years ago
Can't wait to see how you put them all together.
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