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Pony Quilt Project Everfree 2014!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 14, 2013, 2:07 PM
Update #3: I have enough people for the project, but I am still taking requests to join until the end of the night.  If you want to participate and haven't sent me a note yet, make sure you do it soon!

Update #2: I'm still taking requests until tomorrow night before I decide who is doing what, but we definitely won't need anyone to make two squares now!  In fact I am going to need to put a few people on the back-up list.  Remember that being on the back-up list absolutely does not mean I don't think you are awesome enough to participate, it just means that we have a ton of people!  Maybe if the people on the backup list want to we can make some extra squares and make matching pillow cases, or a second smaller wall-hanging quilt!  Though I lean towards pillow cases because they wouldn't need batting and quilting.  Let me know what you all think of that idea!

Update:  I know I gave people until Friday night so there is still time for responses, but I haven't gotten nearly as many notes as I had comments expressing interest on my first post.  If you want to participate please note me!  I'm going to be sad if I don't actually get 35 (well 34 plus me) people working on this!


Here is the moment you've all been waiting for!  The Pony Quilt Project is a go and now it's time to figure out exactly who is participating and who gets what square as well as hashing out all the details!  Here are the major requirements:

  • Each person will be responsible for making one 12x12inch square themed around the character they are assigned. 
  • Squares must be made out of quilting cottons.  Do not make your square out of minky, fleece, velvet, leather, or anything else, just quilting cottons.  If you have questions about what this is or where to get it just ask!  If you want to add some tiny accents with other materials that might be okay, but please note me first to make sure.
  • Quilting cottons can shrink.  Please pre-wash any fabrics you use before you sew your square together so we do not get any uneven shrinking if someone decides to wash the quilt at a later date!
  • You do not need to add any batting or quilting.  In fact you should not do either of these things.  EquestriaPlush knows a woman who does quilting and she has generously donated her time to quilt the entire thing for us!  I will send her the completed quilt top, batting, and backing fabric and she will assemble it for us and then send it back to me to put on the binding and add any final details!
  • Once your square is complete you will send it to me along with any leftover scraps from the fabrics you used.  I will use the scraps to make a border for the quilt which will help unify all the different squares.
  • Squares and scraps should be in my hands no later than December 20th.  This gives you four months to work on your square and will give me all of my Christmas break to work on sewing the quilt top together.  This will let me get it finished and out to our quilter in a timely manner so she can get it back to me for the binding well before the charity auction happens.  We want everything to be done sooner rather than later in case of complications!
  • You may choose any method for making your square.  Applique, piecing, embroidering some of it, etc, just make sure it looks fabulous!  This is for charity and we want it to raise a boatload of money, so make your square as awesome as you possibly can!
  • Remember that 1/4 inch of each edge of your square will be lost in the seam allowance so don't put any details all the way at the very edge!

Below is the list of ponies we will be including.  You will send me a note with your top three choices and I will try to assign one of those to you.  It is possible that I might need to assign you something not on your list, but I will do my best to give everyone a character they would really enjoy doing.  Sending me a note now is committing to the project.  Do not send me a note with your top three choices if you don't think you'll be able to get your square done in time!  I will take notes until Friday, August 16th at 11:59pm PST. 

After I have all the notes I will go through the list and figure out who will be doing which character.  I hope to have character assignments figured out by Saturday night.  Once I figure character assignments out I will send you a note with your character and you can get started as soon as you'd like!

If I have more than 35 people interested I will look at people's sewing skills to determine between choices.  If you don't have any examples of your sewing in your DA please include a link to one in your note!  You don't need to have quilting experience. I just need to know that you are adept with a needle and thread :)  If you do not get chosen for a square it doesn't mean that I don't think you are good enough, it just means that we have too many people interested!  If you are not chosen I will add you to a backup list and if anyone cannot finish their square for some reason I will contact you to make one!  If you find that you won't be able to finish your square for any reason please, please let me know ASAP. 

I've rambled enough about rules so let's get to the ponies!
  1. Fausticorn (WhiteDove-Creations has specifically asked for this one and will be getting it signed by Ms. Faust herself!  How awesome is that?!  So don't bother asking for her in your top three as I will definitely be having WhiteDove make this square.)
  2. Celestia
  3. Luna
  4. Cadance
  5. Twilight Sparkle
  6. Rarity
  7. Fluttershy
  8. Rainbow Dash
  9. Pinkie Pie
  10. Applejack
  11. Sweetie Belle
  12. Apple Bloom
  13. Scootaloo
  14. Spike
  15. Derpy
  16. Doctor Whooves
  17. Lyra
  18. Bon Bon
  19. Zecora
  20. Vinyl Scratch
  21. Octavia
  22. Big Mac
  23. Cheerilee
  24. Shining Armor
  25. Trixie
  26. Spitfire
  27. Daring Do
  28. Aloe/Lotus
  29. Berry Punch
  30. FlimFlam Brothers
  31. Lightning Dust
  32. Chrysalis
  33. Discord
  34. Sombra
  35. Nightmare Moon

If you have questions don't hesitate to ask them in a note or in the comments.  This is my first time organizing something like this so it is entirely possible I left out some important details!

Also if anyone has a link to a 108/110inch wide cotton quilt backing fabric that you think would be just perfect for this, let me know!  I'm on the lookout for something right now.



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:iconwandering-heartbeat:
Wandering-Heartbeat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Would love to participant, but don't how to sew...I plan on learning though, good luck with this beautiful project!
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconwandering-heartbeat:
Wandering-Heartbeat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
C:
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zamira19 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts has 108" wide cotton, not a large selection but some. I know that there is plenty of white muslin in that size that could quite possibly be dyed to a certain color of that is something you want to do...Just a couple of suggestions. :)
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WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah there are a lot of places that sell extra wide backing fabric.  I just meant if someone had seen something with a pattern they thought would work really well, like horseshoes or something sort of pony related to let me know :)
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kafka11 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I like the idea oh having people who are on the backup list doing pillow cases to go with it. I guess it depends on how many people are on the backup list.
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
right now it looks like I'll have to put around 6 people on the backup list based on how many people have responded.  I figure that's three pillow cases if we do two squares to a case.  More than is strictly necessary for a queen sized bed, but not a completely ridiculous amount!
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:iconlatenate:
Latenate Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
If I can't make a square I could definately help with a pillowcase!
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great!  Thanks so much :)

I don't want anyone to feel left out because I know everyone is so excited, but this is already going to be a big quilt as is!  And matching pillow cases seem like they could be fun.  I'm thinking each pillow case could be made from two squares :)
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:iconlatenate:
Latenate Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Sounds great! If I am unable to do a square for the quilt I will make you one darned good pillowcase!
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hooray! :D
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CrustCringle Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
I think this project is really wonderful and I can't wait to see it completed and auctioned!  I can't participate since I'm proficient in sewing, I just wanted to offer some encouragement! C: :thumbsup:
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

I'm really excited about it.
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:iconxdecemberxlovex:
xdecemberxlovex Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would be happy to do some matching pillow cases! If there is a lot of people already I volunteer to be on the backup list making pillow cases :)
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WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome!  Thanks, that makes my decision that much easier.

Let me know if you have ideas for what you'd want to do on the matching pillow cases.  We could either repeat characters, like do the mane six again, or have a whole new set of characters for those!
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:iconxdecemberxlovex:
xdecemberxlovex Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was thinking either the mane 6 or their cutie marks
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh cutie marks is a good idea!
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:iconxdecemberxlovex:
xdecemberxlovex Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I figured since the whole quilt was going to be ponies the pillow cases would be better to be a little more simple and have just the cutie marks
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WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah I think that's a good idea!  Don't want to make it too busy since the quilt is going to be really busy already :)
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:iconxdecemberxlovex:
xdecemberxlovex Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's exactly what I was thinking too :)
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:iconzilarine:
Zilarine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't have any kind of sewing examples.. oh well. c: This is such a cool idea though~
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It should be fun!

At his point we actually do have more people than spots anyway.  I'm going to have the hardest time telling some people that there isn't room for them, but it will be good to have backups just in case!
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munchforlunch Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Um, Friday is the 16th.  I thought I had to get my answers in today!
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well if you change your mind before tomorrow night just let me know :)
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol you are totally right, don't know how I messed that one up.  I think maybe originally I put Thursday, then decided that I should give people more time, but forgot to change the date.

Earlier is better though!  It will help me get answers out faster on Saturday!
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll gladly do two squares :)
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think we're going to be good, but I'll let you know if I need you too!
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:iconperuserofpieces:
Peruserofpieces Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I, too, would be willing to do a second square if it came down to that (though, as you said, hopefully there are enough people interested.) 

Also, should I have received a note from you confirming my choices, or...not?  Just curious, because I've had notes mysteriously not send before, and I just wanted to be sure you had heard from me.  :-)
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WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hm, I thought I had responded to everyone, but I did get your choices!  Maybe I wasn't sending notes to everyone at first.
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:iconxdecemberxlovex:
xdecemberxlovex Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I sent my choices. Sorry for the delay
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, and no worries!

I gave people until Friday, I'm just impatient and want to figure everything out :)
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:iconxdecemberxlovex:
xdecemberxlovex Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem :) I'm happy to do more than 1 square as well. Whatever is needed I'm here to help :)
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Sophillia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
If you need to assign me two squares, I'll be happy to.
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Will do!  Though hopefully it won't be necessary :)
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Shihazriah Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can do 2 blocks if need be. I love this idea and would love to see it happen and i have no qualms about doing a second block to make this a reality.
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WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hopefully it won't be needed because I think it would be awesome to have every square by a different artists, but I'll let people know if I need them to do a second square!
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:iconlatenate:
Latenate Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
By scrap do you mean like if I buy 1/2 a yard of fabric and make a square to send you what's leftover?
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes.  Any leftover fabric you have I need sent to me to incorporate into the border.  That will help make the quilt more unified looking since we'll all be using completely different fabrics.
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Jillah92 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm sure you'll get plenty of people pitching in, but I'd love to do like... all of them if you have any left over hehe.
I'm so excited for this project, I'm sure it'll turn out awesome!
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah i figured people would be willing to do more than one square, I am too, but it would be nice to have all of the squares by different artists if possible!
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DragonDarknessArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope you will get some people that can help. I would love too help but I never quilted before. So I hope this will help! :)
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WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, I had over 40 responses to my first journal and I only need 35 people.  I'm hoping it's just that people don't check DA as obsessively as I do and they haven't seen it yet :P

I also might send out notes to a few of the people if I don't get their responses otherwise.
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DragonDarknessArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok I wish you good luck!
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DragonDarknessArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sounds fun good luck every brony! :)
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SarahPixel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This will look so cool. I would love to be apart of this, and yes I sent a note.
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!  Got the note and replied :)
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:iconsophillia:
Sophillia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Note Sent!

so excited :D
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm excited too!
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Holyaj Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well for one I would love to join this but I don't think I would have the time to even do this because of band and school. This would seem like a great opportunity to do something great, but I don't have the time and probably the skill needed. But this quilt will be great! I just know it.
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:iconwhiteheather:
WhiteHeather Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah that's fine.  i don't want people to commit if they don't think they'll have the time.  I'm really excited to see how it all turns out though!
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