Squares or Little Windows? You Decide

Posted by on August 1, 2014 in housekeeping | 4 comments

Kate-LittleWindows1-FeatureFor the Block Lotto this month, the four small squares in the Little Windows block can be scrappy squares cut from multiple fabrics or fussy-cut motifs. And since it’s my personal belief that you can add black & white prints to almost anything, we’ll be using those for the frame around our Little Windows.

Kate made this one.

The directions for making the 7 inch (finished size) block are here:


Little Windows Quilt Block Pattern




Add the tag windows to all your blog posts about this block. The category should be blocks when you are posting photos of your blocks to enter them in the drawing; use the category sent and received when you are posting about mailing or receiving blocks; and the category show and tell to share projects you make from this block (whether they are lotto blocks or blocks you make for yourself.


Color/Fabric Guidelines



This Little Windows block is made from one or more WINDOW fabrics of your choice, combined with a Black & White prints for the FRAME around the windows.

The WINDOW fabric is completely your choice.  You can use 1, 2, 3 or 4 fabrics for the small squares in a single block.  You might to decide to use something with a motif and fussy cut it or not.  You may have some small scraps (or pre-cut 2 1/2 inch squares) and you could use four of them for one block.  The fabric may be solid, print, batik … in any style and any color(s).  As long as it’s quilting quality cotton, it’s acceptable to use for the WINDOW fabric.

The FRAME fabric should be a single black & white print. Your fabric must have both black and white (and no other colors) but can be mostly black or mostly white. Use a single FRAME fabric in each block.

If you make multiple blocks, you can use the same B&W FRAME fabric in multiple blocks, but each WINDOW fabric should be unique or a unique combination if you use more than one fabric in your windows.

You make make a maximum of NINE blocks to enter into the drawing.


Virtual Quilt


This virtual Little Windows quilt is made from blocks photos from Christa, Deana, Debbie, Ginny, Julie P,  Kate, Laurie, Laurina, Nann, Peggy and me. Don’t forget that even if you have emailed me photos of your blocks and they appear here, you must post them in order to added to the list for the drawing at the end of August.

Deanna-LIttleWindows3 Deanna-LittleWindows1 Deanna-LittleWindows5 Christa-LittleWindows1 Deanna-LittleWindows2
Debbie-LittleWindows1 Deanna-LittleWindows7 Nann-LIttlewindows6 Ginny-LittleWindows2jpg JulieP-LittleWindows1
Ginny-LittleWindows3 JulieP-LittleWindows3 Deanna-LittleWindows9 Laurina-LittleWindows2 Debbie-LittleWindows#3
Laurina-LIttleWindows1 Deanna-LIttleWindows8 Peggy-LittleWindows1 Ginny-LittleWindows5 Debbie-LittleWindows2
Deanna-LittleWindows6 Sophie-LittleWindows1 Laurie-LIttleWindows1 Laurina-LIttleWindows3 Debbie-LittleWindows4
Nann-LIttlewindows8 Kate-LittleWindows2 Nann-LIttlewindows4 Ginny-LittleWindows1 JulieP-LittleWindows2


This only a sampling of  photos of the blocks shared by the sneak peekers.  You can see them all (except for a couple that got mangled in the email) in my Flickr photo set Little Windows Blocks.

Thank you to everyone who made and photographed their blocks to make this possible.


Mod-Mod Quilt-Along


The QAL update will be published mid-month. In the meantime, here’s the number of the month’s blocks you’ll need for each of the 6 quilt sizes:


Small Crib Throw Twin F/Q King
Little Windows Blocks 2 6 9 11 14 25


In the quilts, the little windows  blocks will sometimes appear on their own, or may be are sewn together to form pairs, a three-block chain or a  4-patch.


  1. Oh, Sophie, I’m excited! I’ve been wanting to do a pattern with these, so maybe this will give me the impetus to get going! Thanks for a great lotto block.

  2. I couldn’ty find a date as to when the blocvks need to be finished in order to part of the drawing?? Marilyn

    • I have been thinking that maybe I need to add a note about deadlines on the at-a-glance page.

      The deadlines are always the same:
      Post a photo of your blocks before noon (East coast time) on the last day of the month to be included in the drawing.
      Post a photo of your blocks before noon (East coast time) 7 days before the end of the month to receive the sneak peek message with info for the following month.

      • Thas Sophie, I vouldn’t remember. Marilyn

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