Once upon a time, I hosted the *Picture-Perfect* Polaroid Block Swap, and by the time it was over, I had amassed 205(!) blocks from all around the world. Why I don't already have a Polaroid quilt all stitched up, I have no idea. But now's the time.
Enlisting the help of the Always Bee Learning bee, a Polaroid quilt is this month's project as I take my turn as hostess. As references, I've shared this Polaroid primer by capitolaQuilter and this gallery full of block layouts.
So the plan? I've sent each bee member 9 Polaroid blocks + 2 1/2" strips of three black or black and white fabrics. I'm asking that they 'frame' each Polaroid block and then create one large block with them all. My primary adaption from the original instructions is to trim each framed block to 6 1/2" rather than the 4 1/2" suggested. Here's my sample block which measures 18 1/2" square:
My bee-mates are being given free reign - to either make a block very similar in layout to mine - or to use a placement inspired by the gallery or their own imagination. Either way, I'm looking forward to seeing a Polaroid quilt finally take shape.