What if non-early bird quilters could add their blocks to the pool of virtual blocks? Here's how this could work. Anyone at anytime who makes lotto blocks could upload their individual block photos to Flickr and add them to a Flickr group pool.
As an example, I set up a Flickr group called Scrappy Trips Lotto Blocks and added all the photos I had of sneak peek blocks to the group pool. To add your blocks, here's what you would have to do:
- If you don't already have a Flickr account, join Flickr. The free account is pretty fully functioned, unless, as I did a few years ago, you take hundreds of photos at a major quilt show and want to upload them all at once ;-)
- Upload individual block photos of your blocks. You want them to be cropped so that the image is square and only the block itself shows. If you don't have an easy way to edit them on your computer (or phone), you can edit them after they have uploaded to Flickr, but choosing the option "Edit Photo in Picnik" from the Actions pick list.
- Go to the Scrappy Trips Lotto Blocks group page at http://www.flickr.com/groups/scrappytrips/ and join the group.
- On the group page, click the Group Pool link to see all the photos added so far and the option to add photos. Follow the directions to add your virtual blocks.
Anyway, I thought I'd set up a pool for last months blocks in case anyone want to play around with it and see what you think. It really would be cool to see ALL (or most) of the blocks from the month on a single page.
Even if your blocks are already there (because they were part of the virtual quilt), feel free to add them yourself to see how things work.