Every person who serves as president of our quilt guild gets to have a quilt made for her. The president chooses whatever fabric and pattern she wants, and each person in the guild makes one square for the quilt. Usually the blocks are signed by their makers.
I served as president in 2009-2010, and I found this gorgeous fabric at my local fabric store. Isn't it pretty!?! It has a French Provincial quality to it. With such beautiful fabric, I decided to keep my block really simple. I provided everyone with two cut squares (I think they were five inches square), and I'm asking everyone to add their own coordinating fabrics to make a four-patch for me. So no one has to labor over this or worry too much about the sewing, and each can express her own personality/creativity in the choice of her companion fabric(s).