quaggy - You're not the only one to request smaller blocks. I have done that myself (raw edge circle blocks, polaroids). On the polaroids, I requested more than 3 blocks because they were 3.5" square. I did the arithmetic to come up with the number of squares that would use the equivalent amount of fabric. The Garden Fence Block has been popular on a few rounds too & one person adjusted the measurements to get them to 12.5" squares and other people left the original measurements. This happened on the same round, so then it caused confusion on that round and the next round, people were wondering if they needed to adjust to the 12.5" or not. Quilters like lots of very specific instructions. Anyway, sloth PM-ed me on your blocks because they were quite a bit smaller than the 12.5" "standard size" and I think she was afraid you might be getting shorted on your fair share. But at that point, I think we were 3 weeks in & so I left it to you all to sort out. It was something I probably should have thought about when we were doing sign ups.
Homerof2 might have something to add. She didn't participate this round but has participated in quite a few in the past.
I like to be encouraging to newbies because I think we have all been there. I certainly don't consider myself an expert. I think my seam allowances might be a bit off on my machine, but I do try to measure along the way. No one has ever PM-ed to tell me if I'm doing anything wrong & I think I've only sent one set of blocks where I just couldn't get them to turn out to the correct size. I was upfront about it though. And it wasn't for lack of trying. So yeah, if there is something I was doing wrong, please PM me so I can fix it in the future. The way I look at it is if you don't tell people, they will keep doing whatever it is. Although I think I would PM them so they aren't embarrassed.
So these are the proposed changes I'm hearing:
~When you send, you have to send everyone at once. This is to keep the organizer sane.
~No paper pieced blocks
~No applique (we don't get many of these anyway)
~Sounds like we keep things as they are on color schemes
Fussy cutting was another complaint I'd received. Comments on that?