A place to try new quilt blocks and techniques . . . come play with us

Recent Work

The latest blocks posted.

Busy, busy, busy

Only 2 from me for donation as I recently made a...

onone set of red triangles to enter

This is my first set; I used the tri rec...

Didn’t realize I had so few reds

This is a terrific block, and I’m glad to...

Join the Block Lotto

Welcome to the new home of the Block Lotto.

The Block Lotto is open to all quilters at any level of experience. No commitment is required: make blocks and enter them when you want; sit on the sidelines and read along when a block doesn’t really interest you or you don’t have time.

On the first of each month, the new block and guidelines are published. Participants make blocks and post photos of them. Each block made becomes a chance to win a set of blocks at the end of the month.

Learn More about the Block Lotto

An Illustrated History

Block Lotto Basics

Blocks we’ve Made

Read More

Recent Blog Posts

August 28, 2015 |

Busy, busy, busy

Only 2 from me for donation as I recently made a quilt with the express purpose of using up every scrap in my stash of cream material smaller than a half yard. It was obviously a success because a thorough search turned up only one small scrap, used for the end pieces here. Rest of the cream prints had to come from yardage and there is very little of that. I have been quite busy with my Plaid 9Patch win. There will be 8 rows of 7 blocks and there are narrow black borders between each one. Trying to match 8 points along every edge was a bit daunting and had I chosen that method, it is likely I...

August 27, 2015 |

onone set of red triangles to enter

This is my first set; I used the tri rec templates and the little sawed off corners do...

August 26, 2015 |

Didn’t realize I had so few reds

This is a terrific block, and I’m glad to use my triangle ruler again.  I’m beginning to think of more ideas for its use.  I thought I had a lot of reds in my stash, but I don’t, so here are only 2 blocks from me this month.  What a terrific quilt the winner will have!  Kathie...

August 24, 2015 |

More seeing red in august

Here are 2 more blocks, to make my total for the month at 9 for donation. Such a great block, loving the simple color...

August 24, 2015 |

Shhh … It’s the September SNEAK PEEK

If you have made and posted Many Triangles blocks, you should have received an email message from me with the sneak peek at the guidelines and direction for the September block. If you should have received the sneak peek but don’t have the email, let me know. Similarly, if you shouldn’t have received the sneak peek (because you haven’t made/posted blocks this month) but DID receive the email, please let me know that I goofed. Next month we will be making blocks from at least four fabrics: White – solid or white on white (WOW) for background Green – solid, tone on tone or multicolor print that reads as green Plus 2 fabrics in...

August 24, 2015 |

Seeing Red in August

Here are 7 blocks for donation this month. Hoping to make last 2 before the end of the...

Read More