A reminder about names

This is a gentle reminder to be sure to identify yourself by name in your blog posts … and if you have a common name add something that uniquely identifies you, like Kathie from Allentown or Linda from the Big D. You can set up the display name to whatever you want, but if it doesn’t include your first name, be sure to “sign” your blog posts.  It will help the monthly Block Mom’s construct the list of blocks and...

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Some Scrappy Inspiration

Some Scrappy Inspiration

I was googling images of Oh Susannah quilts and found an interesting blog post with this scrappy version (with blocks set on point) … and a dozen others that were made from blocks donated for charity quilts.   Read more (and check out more of the quilts) here – Scrappy Susannah...

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Mailing Information for Dressed-Up Orphans

Mailing Information for Dressed-Up Orphans

If you made and posted Dressed-Up Orphan blocks last month, you should have recently received email from me with an attachment containing the Mailing Info sheet. If you didn’t receive the email, let me know ASAP. If you see a mistake, please let me know ASAP. I apologize for the delay.  At the beginning of the week I was dealing with a NO HEAT situation at my loft; at the end, I was attending a Saturday class that wipes me out … in...

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Photo Upload Problems

Photo Upload Problems

This morning I deleted more than 100 FAILED photo uploads from the website. When I could get some information on the file and could see how large they are (and who uploaded them), THEY ARE HUUUUGE!  This isn’t a problem a few of you are having, it’s a problem MANY of you are having. A file size in the HUNDREDS of KILOBYTE (KB) is plenty large enough.  A file size in MULTIPLE MEGABYTES (MB) is many, many times larger than it needs to...

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Mailing Information for January’s Blocks has been Sent

Mailing Information for January’s Blocks has been Sent

If you made Color Frame blocks in January, you should have received email from me with the Mailing Info Sheet. Please check that: You received the email The number of blocks attributed to you is correct. The total number of blocks made was 104–note that I had incorrectly listed one person’s blocks twice and came up with a higher number (I have since corrected the...

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January Winners

January Winners

We made 110 blocks this month, which will be divided by our TWO WINNERS: Cathy L and Nann. Congratulation Ladies. Expect email from me later today or tomorrow asking how many of your own blocks you’d like to keep and to confirm your mailing address. Everyone else – As soon as I hear back from Cathy and Nann, I’ll put together the mailing directions and email them to everyone....

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Drawing today!

This is just a reminder that the deadline for posting your blocks is NOON (EST–US east coast time) TODAY. I am in a training class, but will use the random number generator to choose winners during my lunch hour (which is two hours later). Everyone made some great blocks–good luck to you in the...

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Changed (and Unchanged) in 2018

Changed (and Unchanged) in 2018

Some things have changed for this year … but mostly the Block Lotto will work exactly as before.   Changed Each month will have a different Leader who will select or create and post the block pattern and color rules.  They will also keep track of the blocks made during their month and randomly choose the winner. There will be no more Sneak Peeks.   Remains the Same Contact me via email at jeansophie (at) blocklotto (dot) com if...

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What If?

What If?

What if you put a 6 inch quilt block in place of the colored square?  For this example, I used a 6 inch sawtooth star. I thought this could make for an interesting setting and a way to make a bigger quilt from smaller blocks … what do you think? I planned to make my own blocks this weekend, but instead, after I got home on Friday, I found myself coming down with the flu … and barely got out of bed for the past three days.  (I am...

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