Sherry V’s First Blocks

Sherry V’s First Blocks

Sherry and I have been going back and forth this week, getting things set up for her. In case she has problems logging in or posting the photo of her two blocks, I wanted to make sure she met the deadline, so I’m posting for her. Welcome to the Block Lotto,...

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*You have Mail*

*You have Mail*

I suppose you have to be someone of a certain age to remember the origins of that greeting … and maybe to recognize Zippy who appeared on television in public service ads to introduce zip codes in the US starting in July 1963. I have emailed everyone who made blocks last month with the mailing info. As usual let me know ASAP if: You made blocks but didn’t receive the email from meAny of your info is incorrect I apologize for the...

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Block Lotto Catch-up

First, THANK YOU NANN for taking control of the Block Lotto for March. I love the Wings of Spring block. Because of some upcoming changes in my life, I am looking for a volunteer to lead the block lotto in April–do you have a 6-inch block idea that you think would be great for us? Let me know. Last, for those who are wondering where the mailing info for the February Alternate 9-Patch blocks … I am working on it. The winners have...

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February Winners

February Winners

We made 103 blocks this month which will be split between two winners. Since 40 of the blocks were donated, the Random app chose winners among the makers of the remaining 63 … and they are: Cathy K Linda Congratulations ladies. Look for email from me to confirm your mailing address and asking how many of your own blocks you’d like to keep. I can’t wait to see what quilts are made from...

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Did you see Plaid?

Did you see Plaid?

When I saw Nann’s 9 blocks together, I saw plaid … and thought how you could sew up 48 of this month’s blocks into a cool, gender neutral throw like this. I added a 1 1/2 inch light inner border and a 4.5 inch very dark outer border for a quilt that would measure 48 x 60...

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Mailing list for Fireball Blocks

Mailing list for Fireball Blocks

When you see Zippy, you already know it’s because I’ve sent out the mailing list to everyone who made blocks. In January, 26 quilters made 158 blocks. A great start for this year. When I was sending out the list this morning, I thought about how one of our winners likes to put lotto blocks into on-point settings-maybe something like this. Congrats again to Barb P, Elizabeth and...

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The February Block List

The February Block List

As blocks are made and posted this month, I’ll list them here. Our total so far: 106 Blocks Barb K – 8 (donate) Barb P – 4 (donate) Carol – 2Cathy K – 9Cathy L – 6Karen B – 8Karen L – 4Karen N – 4 (donate) Kathie – 4Kathleen – 6 (donate) Kathy – 9Linda W – 6Margaret R – 3 (donate)Marsha – 1Myrna – 2Nann – 9 (donate)Peggy – 4Robin –...

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It’s a Happy Scrappy February

It’s a Happy Scrappy February

Since February is a short month, I’ve chosen this quick-to-make, scrappy block for us and if you happen to have some 3 inch (finished size) 9-patch blocks at your house, you’re almost done. I call it an Alternating 9-patch and you can find the block directions here: Alternating 9-Patch Block When you post your blocks, use the tag Alt-9P for your blog post. Your 9-patch units can be made from your choice of fabrics, as long as the...

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Fireball Winners

Fireball Winners

This may post twice, as my first effort is still “uploading” almost two hours later. The winners of the Fireball blocks are: Kathleen Barb P Elizabeth I hope the fireball blocks will help warm up Barb and Elizabeth, who both are living through the Polar Vortex...

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What if (a quilt design idea)

What if (a quilt design idea)

What if you make (or win) a bunch of this month’s blocks, but … You want to make a large quiltYou want something different than “balls” In the block directions, I suggested you could think of this block as a blocky Drunkards Path block and consider layouts used for that traditional quilt unit. What about this one? Drunkard’s Path quilt found online In this traditional quilt, an equal number of blocks are made with...

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Using the New Editor

Using the New Editor

With the latest update update, there is a new editor. It was known as Gutenberg when it was under development and is now just called the WordPress Block Editor. It looks a little different and that may be a bit daunting … to refresh your memory, here’s how a new post in the old (now called Classic) editor looks: And here’s how the new Block Editor looks when you start: The new Block editor includes many types of...

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