Put a Frame Around it in January

Posted by on January 1, 2018 in housekeeping | 2 comments

We are kicking off 2018 by “framing” bright colors in black and white in this 9 inch (finished size) block.

The fabric guidelines below and attached block directions describe how you may interpret “white,” “black” and “bright” for your blocks.

You can find the directions for the block here:

Framed Color Block

The inspiration for this block came from a quilt I saw on Pinterest.  I especially like the setting possibilities for using it in a quilt that could be quite traditional or very modern depending on the design decisions you make.


Fabric Guidelines:

This block is made from three fabrics:

White – Solid white or white-on-white print. This forms the background for the block

Bright – A solid or tone-on-tone (TOT) print that reads as a bright color.

Black – Solid black, black-on-black (BOB) print or a white on black print that is mostly black. This forms the frame.

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 black and white fabrics in multiple blocks, but each bright fabric must be unique.


Tags and Categories

Add the tag frame 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. Yay! Looks like fun!

  2. Love this block!


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