Sophie’s Scrappy Samplers Saturday Update

Posted by on January 16, 2016 in block lotto community, my sampler | 2 comments

Why is alliteration so irresistible?

I’ve made my January blocks for both 2016 lotto block samplers and created a 2016 QAL page on this website with the information you need if you’re quilting along, decide to quilt along later and want to catch up or are just curious and want to follow-along.


OMMS-QALOn the 2016 QAL page, you’ll also find the code for a Blog badge for the Old MacDonald Mystery Sampler (OMMS), since everyone who has decided to jump in has said this is the quilt they will make.

I noticed I had a lot of batiks in my blue scrap bin and decided that I would use them in my OMMS blocks.

I used shades of blues and aquas with purple and cream.





For the graduated sampler, I am making a scrappy rainbow quilt, making blocks and cutting the rectangles for the setting as I go.  This quilt will be made from prints only (no solids or batiks) for a more traditional scrappy quilt look.  These blocks and setting rectangles represent the bottom left corner of my quilt.




Both sets of blocks are scrappy with multiple fabrics used in each block.

I couldn’t resist playing around with orientation of the Birds in the Air blocks when they were on the design wall.  Here are some other ways 4 blocks might be arranged in this quilt.




There is a long blog post on Sophie Junction today about the quilt designs, the Block Lotto and me, if you are interested to read more about my process.


  1. Haha! You could have used “soliloquy” rather than “update” to keep things going!

    • OMG,I love that idea.

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