Like the Block Lotto and Win Hand-dyed Fabrics
These are 6 1/2 by 30-inch pieces–about 3 yards of them. They would make lovely Double Chevron blocks or just about anything else you wanted to make from them. The base fabric she uses is a tightly woven cotton, very much like batik fabric. The fabrics you win will be similar to these.
Elizabeth shared this with me about her dyeing:
I guess there are a couple of things that are relevant to my dyeing. I started out as a weaver, back in the 1960’s, and dyed a lot of my own wool and silk for weaving. Now that I’m a quilter, I still can’t always get the variety of fabrics I like, so dyeing called out to me. Luckily, I have a long-term friend who is a quilter, too, and her career has been in science. She does the chemistry and I do the “donkey work”. We dye 30″ squares (the fabric we buy is 60″ wide) and keep pretty scrupulous records so we can make more of something we really like and use a lot. The fabric is scoured (washed) before dyeing and after it is dyed, we rinse it and then wash three times in hot water with Orvus. Then it’s ironed on my ancient mangle.
Here’s how you can earn chances to win.
Every year or so, I ask you all if the Block Lotto needs a Facebook presence. A couple weeks ago, I (finally) joined Facebook myself and created a page for the Block Lotto. It’s just a start; I am still learning; but it’s there.
Earn ONE chance by liking our new Facebook page.
The Facebook page will have highlights from this site, but is not a replacement or alternate for entering blocks.
If you saw the post on my blog today, you might have read how coming up with the blocks we make is easy for me, but choosing the fabrics/color combinations we use is hard.
Earn TWO chances by leaving a comment with a suggestion for colors you’d like for us to use in a future lotto block. It can be a repeat of one from the past that you really liked, one of your personal go-to color combinations or something you’ve seen and would really like to try.
Have you made and posted Double Chevron blocks this month? If so, you’ve already earned two more chances. There are already more than 100 in the drawing for January!
Earn TWO chances by entering blocks in this month’s Block Lotto.
Last, you can earn one more chance by being a follow of this blog.
Earn ONE chance by leaving a comment telling me how you follow the Block Lotto.
Since I’ve jumped into Facebook, I thought I would try something else new for this giveaway and use rafflecopter. Use the widget below to sign-up and add up your chances to win some of Elizabeth’s beautiful fabric. If you aren’t Already a Block Lotto regular, make sure I have some way to contact you if you win.
(FYI, I took this photo using some bright natural sunlight, so along with seeing the vibrant colors (my goal), you also see shadows.)