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Linda P
« on: September 06, 2013 08:12:39 AM »

Just starting to think out loud and wanted some thoughts. 
What about where you would take a pearler bead pattern, and turn that into a center block for a afgan?  So a pattern is picked, the colors divided up, and then each makes all the people in the swap that color.  (Thinking would have to be evened out, so the person with the main color did not get stuck with a ton and the one with black gets 10 to make)
Then these could be made into a center point or a block for the afgan. 
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Linda P
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013 08:16:38 AM »

http://www.kandipatterns.com/patterns/characters/minion-12292
Just a quick link to a example of a pattern and how the colors are done. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013 07:57:44 AM »

Am I understanding this correctly?

1) I pick a perler bead pattern I like.  (I'm guessing there's a max limit on size/bead count).
2) I am responsible for making a list of the number of required squares of each color for my pattern, and reporting this to the organizer.
3) The organizer takes everyone's color lists, and divides work for all patterns evenly amongst all participants (with an eye to making individual participants work with as few colors as possible).
4) Participants send out the squares they've made to all the other participants, based on everyone's color lists (Person A needs 20 squares of red, Person B needs 7, Person C needs 43...)
5) Once I've received all the squares for my pattern from everyone else, I assemble it on my own.

I am going to laugh if I am waaaaay off the mark here.  Tongue
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Linda P
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013 01:17:05 PM »

Close, I was thinking the organizer would pick a pattern.  (might do a couple rounds, so different centers) 

That's why I wanted to run it by... make sure it made sense.

So, would pick out a theme, and a pattern. 
This might be too much work.  I just really like pixel art, and think- wow- I am NEVER going to make all those granny squares to make a afgan.  But I might actually make a smaller one that could be the center start of one....
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