Hi, My name is Julie and this is my first time in the Block Lotto. I’m pretty new to quilting and was really excited to hear about the Block Lotto and couldn’t wait to get started … It’s been quite a challenge! Firstly the precision required has been a test to my patience.. my first completed block only measured 10inches no matter how hard I ironed …pulled…and stretched!! and 100% white cotton seems to be elusive in this neck of the woods, kind donations from family and friends all had a sneaky bit of polyester. Never mind, I bought some eventually, and managed my seams with greater accuaracy et voila! A great sense of accomplishment with my first ever coin stacks.