A Break and a Plan

In the past week (or so), I’ve seen posts/comments/email messages of three types: Looking for the June Block information Suggesting I take an open-ended break until I feel better Offering to help Here’s what I propose: Take a break for the month of June to get organized and see if anyone will volunteer … Recruit quilters from our community to be the “Lotto Leader of the Month.” If you are willing to be...

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May 2017 Recap

May 2017 Recap

In May, 2017, A dozen quilters made 47 eight inch spokes blocks in complementary colors.  Margaret made this one. Jude was the winner this month. Congratulations, Jude!   Guidelines and the link to the block directions are in this post: Opposites Attract in May Tag for ALL blog posts about this month’s block: spokes     This post is the archive for the list of blocks made this month and who made them  Total : 47 Blocks...

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Catching Up-The May Winner

Catching Up-The May Winner

It’s hard to explain what this extreme fatigue I am dealing with feels like–I know it must seem impossible to some of you that I can literally be SO exhausted that I can’t even keep up with the Block Lotto, but … as much as I try, as much as I look forward to coming home from work and doing something I love, I cannot. If anyone is willing to help with some of the “housekeeping” needed to keep this going until...

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Mailing Info for Cactus Pot Blocks

Mailing Info for Cactus Pot Blocks

If you made and posted blocks in April, you should have received the mailing info from me earlier today. As usual, if you: should have received the email but didn’t; received the email but didn’t make and post blocks; or find a mistake in your information on the attached mailing info sheet … Let me know ASAP. Otherwise, please plan to mail your blocks in the next 2 weeks. Mr Zip and I thank...

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Opposites Attract in May

Opposites Attract in May

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...

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April Winners!

April Winners!

I am sorry I have been so absent this month … unfortunately I don’t know how/if I will ever recover from the extreme exhaustion which is my life right now. I will try to get the May block posted later today, but in the meantime … the April Winners are: Marianne … who actually won twice and forced a second random draw will received 38 blocks and Kathie will win 37 blocks Marianne and Kathie, look for email from me later...

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CORRECTED Pattern

When Kathie spotted the mistake in the size of the background rectangles soon after the post with the link to the pattern was up, I corrected it and updated the link and thought I was quick enough … but, apparently, some of you were quicker. If you have downloaded the pattern, the name of the file should have “-CORRECTED” appended, if not, please go back to the Announcement post and download the corrected version from the...

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Mailing Info has been Sent

Mailing Info has been Sent

If you made and posted Broken Dishes blocks in March, you should have email from me with the information you need to send them to one or both of the winners. If you should have received the mail and didn’t (or vice-versa) or if your number of blocks is incorrect on the info-sheet, please let me know...

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Colorful Cactus Pots in April

Colorful Cactus Pots in April

This month, we’re making colorful, scrappy, traditional Cactus Pot blocks with yellow/gold backgrounds.   I hope to be able to replace this drawing with a photo of a real block, soon. You can find the directions for the block here: Cactus Pot – Block Pattern – CORRECTED IMPORTANT NOTE: The fabrics used in the sample block in the pattern do NOT follow this month’s fabric guidelines.  These in-progress photos are from...

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Coming Soon …

Coming Soon …

The new block directions and guidelines will be available later today.  Here’s a peek at what we will be making and the fabric guidelines so you can get ready to sew: Fabric Guidelines: Background – Yellow or gold fabric that may be a solid, a tone-on-tone print, or a multicolor print that is predominately yellow or gold Cactus – Your choice of fabric in one or more bright color(s). Pot– Also your choice. The Pot fabric should either be...

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March 2017 Recap

March 2017 Recap

March,  27 quilters made 97 of these 8 inch (finished size) blocks–a variation of the traditional Broken Dishes block, using lighter and darker blue fabrics combined with white. Peggy made this one. The blocks were won by Kathie and Barb P. Guidelines and the link to the block directions are in this post:   Blue Broken Dishes (Star) In March     The tag for ALL blog posts about this month’s block: dishes   This post...

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