Opposites Attract in May

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in housekeeping | 1 comment

This month, we’ll be making another lotto block from the past in a different size.  This time: an 8inch version of the Spokes block we made in July 2014.

Once again, if possible (for me), I will replace this drawing with a photo of a real block, soon. And although this drawing is black and white, I am asking you to make colorful blocks in complementary colors as described in the Fabric guidelines below.

You can find the directions for the block here:

Spokes-8 inch Quilt Block Pattern


For fans of this block, I’ve included measurements for making it in multiple sizes, from 4-inches square  (finished size) to 12-inches.


Fabric Guidelines:

This block is made from two fabrics in colors that are COMPLEMENTARY:

Background – Your choice of fabric in any color from the cool side of the color wheel: Purple, Blue, Green or anything in-between. You fabric may be a solid, a tone-on-tone print, or a multicolor print that is predominately a cool color (shown at the top of this color wheel)

Spokes – Your choice of fabric in a warm color that is the COMPLEMENT of your background color. Complements are colors that are found directly across from one another on the color wheel.

For example, if you use a blue-green background fabric, your spokes should be red-orange.

You may make a maximum of 9 blocks  for chances in the drawing at the end of the month. The target set size for the winners will be 48 blocks.

If you make multiple blocks for the Block Lotto, you can use the same fabrics in multiple blocks, as long as each combination of three fabrics is unique.


Tags and Categories

Add the tag opposites 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.)

1 Comment

  1. Thanks, Sophie! I know you are overtaxed, so it was good of you to take the time to write all this out for us.

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