tinkingalong PRO 4:42pm, 29 January 2012
Wow! My month already! Here are the questions and my answers...

1. What size blocks do you want the bee-mates to make? ***Between 6 and 10 inches – they can be square or rectangular – a bit of extra background around the object would be appreciated in case I need to fiddle in sizing.

2. Please list the Fabrics you would like used, colours, types of print, solids etc. Also what you would not want to appear in the block. ***Bright colors, jewel tones, modern fabrics, prints, batiks and solids are all ok

3. I am going to make a wall hanging of aquatic creatures – I am hoping for mostly tropical fish with maybe a few jellyfish, octopi and the such. The creatures can be a bit fanciful, but still recognizable. Feel free to take liberty in the colors of the creatures as long as they are bright. I would some type of blue background.

4. Is there a specific color of thread you want your bee-mates to sew with? ***Please use whatever color makes sense for what you are sewing.

5. Extra Likes/dislikes? ***Modern, solids and batiks are ok. I am not a fan of calicos or lots of muted shades.

6. Links to Helpful Tutorials. ***I will post some when I find them.

7. Do you want your bee-mates to square up your block, or let you do it once it is received?***I will square up when I receive them.

8. Anything else you think your bee-mates should know? Cat allergies in my household.

9. Are you requesting anything special (small and inexpensive) with your return package? Signature Block, note, scraps for the backing, postcard etc. ***A 6.5x6.5 signature block including your name and where you are from for the back would be great.

I am sure that there will be things that I have not thought about, so please ask! And thank you so much for doing this. I have been amazed at the blocks that have been made!
littlemamaD 6 years ago
Ooh... this is going to be fun!
Eva@Pippablue 6 years ago
Cool theme!
fordcowgirl_85 6 years ago
This will be a fun one. I've already got an idea in my head!
The_Littlest_Thistle 6 years ago
Hmm, think I've got an idea already, and the perfect fabric to do it in too...
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Lawson and Lotti 6 years ago
this is going to be great, must post my Jan blocks quickly!
sayonion 6 years ago
Aaaaugh! Curves! :D
fordcowgirl_85 Posted 6 years ago. Edited by fordcowgirl_85 (member) 6 years ago
I just finished your block and I must say I'm very happy with it. It's a very bright and beautiful jellyfish :)
tinkingalong PRO 6 years ago

Woo hoo! I love it!
The_Littlest_Thistle 6 years ago
Right, I'm claiming an octopus now. One with definitely NO Y-seams!
keleanor 6 years ago
yay, this is going to be so fun!
Dorrylu 6 years ago
This sounds like a lot of fun. Question - I have cats, but I prewash all my fabrics. Will this be a problem?
bignuttyquilter 6 years ago
I will make a tropical fish!!!
sayonion 6 years ago
Oh oh, are we claiming our fish? I call humuhumunukunukuapua'a!
littlemamaD 6 years ago
You beat me to it! I first saw them while snorkeling off the Big Island a couple of years ago at Two-Step beach, where I also stepped on a sea urchin (>_<).
tinkingalong PRO 6 years ago
Not to worry
sayonion Posted 6 years ago. Edited by sayonion (member) 6 years ago
hee hee! Blame my husband -- I wouldn't have thought of it myself (dork that I am), but as soon as I told him that we were doing fish this month, he said I had to do that one.

Oh noooo, poor you! I've never stepped on wana, thank goodness. Eeeeeeeeeeeuuuck.
The_Littlest_Thistle 6 years ago
Oh yeah, that one's all yours (and what the h*ll is it?!)
bignuttyquilter 6 years ago
, She took the words right out of my mouth, what is a Whatawhatawhatakaunau? :) LOL...
tinkingalong PRO Posted 6 years ago. Edited by tinkingalong (member) 6 years ago
Ok...although I have been snorkeling in Hawaii a few times, it has been a while since I was there and I had to google the fish!
postcard - Humuhumunukunukuapua'a by Jassy-50
How cool will this be!
fordcowgirl_85 Posted 6 years ago. Edited by fordcowgirl_85 (member) 6 years ago
Your block went out today but I spaced on the signature block. That will come separately.
tinkingalong PRO 6 years ago
I received your block yesterday. Thank you so much - it is wonderfully vibrant. So cool!
tinkingalong PRO 6 years ago
Your block arrived! Woo Hoo! As awesome as the fish/seewed block is, the signature block is also so cute. Many thanks!
Dorrylu 6 years ago
Glad you like it! It was a fun block.
tinkingalong PRO 6 years ago
Your block arrived yesterday. Thank you so much, it is wonderful!
Eva@Pippablue 6 years ago
I haven't started your block yet as i am trying to get my FLOS swap finished in the next couple of days. Your's is next though! Sorry for the delay!
littlemamaD 6 years ago
Finally got the siggy block done and sent your blocks yesterday :)
sayonion 6 years ago
I mailed yours yesterday. :)
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Lawson and Lotti 6 years ago
Im sorry I havent got your block done yet, things are a bit manic here at the moment with the move. I will get on it as soon as poss but I have a feeling it really will be quite late. We move on Sunday and dont get there til tuesday, then what with settling in and jet lag it might be a while til I get a chance to sew. I promise it is top of my to do sewing list when we get there though. I really hope you dont mind too much.
The_Littlest_Thistle 6 years ago
I'm sorry, I still haven't posted mine yet. I've had the chest infection from hell for nearly 3 weeks now, and therefore my 'out and about' time near a post office has been zero :o/ I promise I'll get it in the post on Monday when I should be back at work (napalm like antibiotics and steroids allowing!)
tinkingalong PRO 6 years ago
Your fish and the signature block showed up yesterday. Tthe colors are so rich and wonderful - thank you so much!
tinkingalong PRO 6 years ago
Don't worry...I could not even imagine getting anything done within months of having to move. Truth be told, I have not moved in 25 years and simultaneously dread and look forward to when we do. Dread for the work, but would really like to have less stuff everywhere and so it would be great to pare down. Paying to move all of my stuff would be great incentive to get rid of stuff....except for my good stash, of course!
tinkingalong PRO 6 years ago
Don't worry - I am heading into the busiest time of year for school - although I tend to say that for almost any time of the school year! I finish in early June and figure that putting together my aquatic critters would be a great reward for once the school year is over.
The_Littlest_Thistle 6 years ago
I sent mine off today :o)
tessophia Posted 6 years ago. Edited by tessophia (member) 6 years ago
Your fish are on their way!
keleanor 6 years ago
i'm making your signature block right now and will get your envelope in the mail tomorrow!
Eva@Pippablue 6 years ago
Forgot to let you know that i posted the blocks! Hopefully you'll get it this coming week!
tinkingalong PRO 6 years ago
I have been a bit over my head in work - but just have a day and a half until spring break :) I have loved seeing the blocks come in, and alhtough I have been commenting on pictures, I am not sure that I have acknowledged as each has shown up. I promise to do an inventory this weekend so that each of you will know that your block has arrived. I know that it is something that I always want to know when I send blocks off to others. 36 hours!
tinkingalong PRO 5 years ago

All of your blocks have arrived! I think that I am up-to-date in acknowledging them. They all look so wonderful! It will be fun to arrange them...but I think that is going to have to wait for summer. Thank you all so much!
tinkingalong PRO 5 years ago
Your package arrived yesterday. I am away...spring break ...and so my 91 year old mom got to open the package and see what I received! She loves it...has been watching as they arrive and wondering what I was up to :) I am sure that I will love it also...thank you so much!
Eva@Pippablue 5 years ago
Glad it arrived safely! Have fun on your holiday!!
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Lawson and Lotti 5 years ago
Im so sorry that I have been so rubbish with your block, I feel terrible. I started it and then wasn't happy with how it was going so I have scrapped that and need to start again. As soon as I get some sewing time it is top of my to do list I promise
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Lawson and Lotti 5 years ago
I have finally done it! Sorry it took so long, I had a real mental block with this one, I think I was over thinking it! I scrapped my first effort and then when I drew this up this morning I felt much happier with it. Hope its ok?
tinkingalong PRO 5 years ago

Your block arrived today. Thank you so much for the block and for the extras! It can now join the others frolicking on the living room floor as I decide on a layout.
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