That was the Year that Was
Spending a couple days home with a nasty stomach bug gave me time to sit with my laptop and finish moving all the lotto block photos to my Flickr set Lotto Blocks. I know that some dropped through the cracks and a few of the photos could be mis-attributed, but they are mostly there … and it’s an impressive collection of almost 650 blocks. Before we move on … I thought we could take one last look.
We started in August, 2005, with Double Wrench blocks in cool colors. Anne made these.
In September, it was scrappy Watermill blocks. I made these.
In October, Mary made these bright-on-black Strips & Squares blocks.
In November, we made Hard Times blocks in Autumn colors. Marsha made these.
A year ago, in December 2005, we made Farmer’s Daughter blocks. Here are three of Tracy‘s.
January 2006 was a huge month with three winners of bright Home Circle blocks. Colene was one of them–and she quickly made a quilt from her winnings. Here are three of the blocks she made.
In February, we made Hope of Hartford blocks with a vintage 30’s feel. Peni made these.
March surprised me with the popularity of Queen Charlotte’s Crown blocks in yellows, golds and orange. Here are three of Judy’s.
In April we learned that everyone loves Johnny. Here’s Amy‘s Johnny Round the Corner blocks.
We made pretty floral Grandmother’s Choice blocks with pastel backgrounds in May. Kate made these.
In June it was Scottie Dog blocks. Here are Janet‘s.
In July we made patriotic versions of a paper pieced block called That Thirties Thing. Laura made these.
In August, France won a set of Nine O’Clock blocks without making even one. She was busy getting ready for her wedding. Michelle won the other set of blocks that month. Here’s three that she made.
Goshen Star blocks were a hit in September, made from batiks on scrappy cream backgrounds. Lee Ann and Theresa made these.
In October, we make Broken Arrows blocks, in brights on black. Here are Laurie‘s and Terri‘s.
We wrapped things up last month, with Hearth and Home blocks in scrappy red, white, gray and black. Julie made these.
(Click the photos for larger versions, the block names to see all the block photos for that month, and the block maker’s names to see all their lotto blocks.)