I’m still in shock…
I hope it is ok to post this here. I haven’t gotten to play the lotto in quite a while. But I continue to follow along and love seeing everyone’s creations.
A few years ago when I was just learning to quilt I started playing the Blocklotto. I found a little community that is supportive and encouraging. And I learned so many great techniques and even won a couple of times.
One of the techniques I learned was building a string quilt. We made string hearts one February for the lotto and I really enjoyed it. I’ve played with it on a couple of quilts now. And in Dec. of 2013 I designed the layout for a string quilt and started piecing. I quilted it on my domestic machine. And finished it in March of this year.
In May I decided I’d enter it in the Houston quilt show. I’ve never entered any quilt show and really didn’t expect anything from my entry. But 3 days ago the list of finalists came out and my quilt is on it! I’m going to be in the Houston quilt show! I’m still in shock.
I wanted to share this here because BlockLotto and especially Sophie inspired me to experiment with new techniques. And without that encouragement I would not have made this quilt. Thank you Sophie!