Sunday, November 8, 2015

One more thing...

If you comment on the blog and expect me to answer, you need to make sure you're not a "no reply" commenter  (Susan B -- that's you!)

You can send me an email instead of a comment (jwaldman52 at gmail.com) or change the settings on your account so that I can reply to the comment, or include your email in the comment itself.

Thanks!

Julie

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Am I Crazy or What?

Call the men in the white coats... I'm getting ready to launch the 2016 Cotton Robin!

Send me a comment or an email if you're interested in signing up, and feel free to enlist your quilty friends if they have the "chops" to play along.

I do want to make it very clear that I'm going to be more stringent about a few rules this time around -- I hint at them every year, but there are always some rebels -- so PLEASE READ THEM and don't sign up if you're not willing to comply:

- absolutely DO NOT use any fabric except quilting cotton unless you are doing the quilting/binding round and want to use it for embellishment.  Same with beads, buttons, or anything else that can't be quilted through.  I've had more negative comments about this than anything else.

- you MUST put some effort into your borders. A pieced border has to be more than just a plain piece of fabric with a couple of HSTs tossed in. If you're in doubt, take a look at the various "big reveal" posts here, here, and here to see the range of work that's been done. (I'm not saying you have to do 200-piece borders if you don't want to, but you have to do more than the minimum!)

- you must communicate: either email or post to the blog when you receive or send a round.  I really don't like having to chase people down to find out the status of something.  If you know you're going to be out of email range for a while, let me know in advance.  If you know you're going to be late finishing a round, let me know in advance.  Stuff happens, and that's understood, but keep in touch...

Okay -- I'm not meaning to be harsh, but want to try for the best possible result for everyone.  We'll follow pretty much the same timetable again, with center blocks due in January.  Watch for more information & firm dates sometime later this month.

Play on...

Julie