I should have written this page long ago, but it’s done now, so should help you know what has been released and hasn’t. I will keep it updated with each release of the various blocks.
This year I’m taking on two blocks of the month projects. Originally these were scheduled to be one year block of the month projects, but I realize now, they are going to have to be two-year projects. I will, however, try to finish the Canadian Sue and Sam in one year.
The first is a continuation of last year’s Sue and Sam Travel the World, but this year they are traveling the USA and Canada. Each state and province will be done.
The second is a paid block of the month featuring the story of Twas The Night Before Christmas.
This page is here to let you see what’s been released during the year, and what the guidelines are for the year.
Guidelines For These Block Of The Months
Original Guidelines For My Block Of The Months
To receive a Flickr Reward:
You must upload to the Flickr group for the Block Of The Month that your block matches.
Twas The Night Before Christmas (TTNBC)
While TTNBC is a paid block of the month you can earn every even-numbered block free when you finish the block and upload it to the Flickr Group every 60 days. The odd-numbered block is the block you will purchase.
Sunbonnet Sue and Sam (SSASU)
Because they are the free block of the month patterns, you have 30 days to finish the block and upload it to the Flickr Group. The deadline is posted on the pdf pattern for each free pattern released. The block that is uploaded needs to match the Sue or Sam of the same state or province.
Blocks are Free for Two Weeks Only
The Free block also has a purchased add-on for the SVG Cutting Files and Machine Embroidery files.
The opposite pattern will always be released at regular price.
Where the Guidelines are the same for both Block Of The Months
- Your blocks must remain in the Flickr group for the entire run of the block of the month, if they are removed from the group, you will no longer be eligible for any future blocks for free.
- There is a form you fill out for each block you are requesting. Please allow me up to a week to send you your coupon.
- If a block that you want is not available yet, you need to wait for new blocks to become available.
- If your block is not in the Flickr Group when I do rewards, you will receive 1 email that it needs to be added to the Flickr Group. You will then need to let me know it’s been added. If the deadline has expired when I do the rewards and the block is not in the group, there will be no reward. It has always been a guideline that these blocks need to be in those groups. If you don’t know how to add a block to a group, here is a tutorial that shows you how.
These guidelines are in place to protect not only you but me. Whether you read them or not is entirely up to you, but please don’t be surprised when I let you know that they have been in place all along.
Guideline #4 has been added on September 11, 2017
I get that you have worked hard to create your block and that hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. This is part of the reason I offer the free block. However, it is really easy to think that it takes me no time at all to create my patterns, upload them and give them away or sell them. Not only does it take me a lot of time, but my patterns are tested by two testers who know my techniques well. It takes them time, I fix, they redo, and we go through the process till the imperfections are fixed.
Once you fill out the form and send it to me, I will admit that Flickr rewards are not at the top of my priority list, although I do try to get them done quickly, I do get behind. At the same time, if the form is filled out incorrectly, a bad link is provided to the photo, it ends up taking far more time to get that coupon made.
I have taken to emailing those of you, but then I have to wait to hear back from you in an email that can take days if you’re not an email watcher. I check my email often, at least ten to 15 times daily.
Like you, I do have a life, a husband, I cook, I clean, and I like to sew and while I don’t get a lot of time to sew anymore, I am doing everything possible to get blocks done as quickly as possible.
At the moment, these blocks are released when they are finished testing and I finish writing the pattern.