Inspiration and Setting Ideas for this month’s Block

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in block lotto community | 1 comment

First the inspiration.  When I was taking an old UFO to finished top a while back, I decided to add a pieced border made of squares.

Ring Around the Lone Star

Sophie’s Ring around the Lone Star

I liked it so much, I thought it could be a good idea for a lotto block. like our block, my border is scrappy with a not quite random placement of squares.

You might use this month’s B9P blocks as the main dish, for a scrappy quilt made from the complimentary colors yellow and purple, along with some white and gray … which is strangely similar to the color palette for this year’s MQG Charity Quilt Challenge color palette of primary colors with white and gray (and cream and black).




Or you could use it as pieced sashing and/or borders with a focal fabric, big 18-inch blocks, or, as I show here, 4-patches made from a couple of square 9-inch blocks.  I added 4 1/2-inch 9-patches as the corner stones in this layout-made from the March, April and May lotto blocks.



1 Comment

  1. I especially like your idea of using it as sashing and borders.

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