Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Request

I'm sitting here on a Sunday afternoon, doing homework and organizing my assignments for the term.  Don't be jealous, it's not as much fun as it sounds.  :-)

However, one assignment might be.  And this is where I need your help.

I'm making a quilt based on my internship experiences and teacher identity (yeah, I know it sounds....mmmm...less than academic? But the assignment parameters allow for it so I can actually work destress-sewing into my scholastic schedule and call it achievement.  So, I'm going with it.)

I am sewing it mainly from scraps and what I have in my stash.  I will be doing fairly improvised stuff with a few traditional blocks thrown in. IF ANYONE would like to sew a block or two for me, (or maybe you have leftover blocks you have no idea what to do with) I would love to have them.

1) Please use scraps - don't go cutting into anything large and precious.  Part of my idea is about using limited resources.
2) Use white or off-white as a background or border.  This isn't mandatory. I can make it work regardless.
3) Size and shape is completely up to you!  Octagons, squares, circles, rectangles, triangles, and hexagons - go nuts!
4)Pop it in the mail by the first week of February.  I'd be freer with the time but I have due dates.

Why am I asking other people to help me with my homework?  Quilting, like teaching, is a highly personal activity and everyone has their unique ways of doing it.  Also, teaching and quilting are greatly enriched and strengthened by community;  I have learned teaching from other teachers, students and community members, just as I have learned skills and gained inspiration from the online quilting/sewing/knitting/writing community I've found online.  With you.

I will be posting progress and explaining my concept as I go along.  And coming up with treats to send back as thanks.  :)  If you'd have the time and energy to contribute to my project, please send me an email at citricsugar at yahoo dot ca or leave me a comment I can reply to.

And now for a random picture of an elephant in a Jayne toque:


  1. Me too! Just send me the info. Any particular size you are looking for?

  2. Well, I can't help you on this little project...but I just wanted to say that you're my hero for making a combined Firefly/knitting reference. Awesome-sauce.

  3. I would love to help you too, but considering that my quilting experience consists of seeing squares together with no pattern per say, I don't think it would help much. Although.....if you have any ideas I'm open!

  4. Oooh, I have some leftover blocks from a few projects that have just been sitting around. I'm happy to send them along!!

  5. Hi! I just found your blog through the materials and method blog. I'm going to subscribe to your blog - I love your quilting!


  6. Totally missed out on this. Sorry..... :(

  7. Wow. I wish I had known about your site when you issued this request! What a great idea.


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