I am in a "House & Garden" block swap with 11 ladies from our guild.
Each block had to measure 8 1/2 inch unfinished but could be any design or interpretation that you considered suited the theme. The blocks could be pieced, embroidered or appliqued... or any combination. I chose to appliqué... using my favourite method... blanket stitch edged.
All 10 blocks were to be the same but the colours could change.
Here are my 10 blocks...