The Fireball Block List

The Fireball Block List

As blocks are made, I will update this list. My hope is that there will be enough to make at least two of these 48-block quilts (42 by 54 inches) … or other wonderful quilts. Total blocks made so far: 158 Barb K – 8 Barb P – 4 *** WINNER *** Carol – 3 Cathy K – 8 Cathy L – 3 Christa – 2 Elizabeth – 9 *** WINNER *** Jo – 2 Julie W – 6 Karen B – 8 (donated) Karen N – 3...

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The Year That Was – a Block Lotto Review of 2018

The Year That Was – a Block Lotto Review of 2018

Happy New Year! As I was waiting for my Black-eyed Peas to cook this morning, I was thinking about the year that was, here at the Block Lotto. Last year, when I realized that the work and health-stuff I was dealing with was overwhelming, a number of quilters stepped up and took over the Block Lotto–one month at a time.  I probably haven’t said it enough, but I am very grateful to Robin, Cathy K, Angie, Beth, Deana, Nann (who hosted...

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January’s Block – Fireball (Uneven Log Cabin)

January’s Block – Fireball (Uneven Log Cabin)

We’re beginning a year of 6-inch blocks in 2019 with this uneven log cabin block I called Fireball. The fabric guidelines are below and included in the print-friendly  block directions. I have included directions for traditional piecing and a foundation pattern for those who prefer paper foundation piecing. January Block – Fireball-CORRECTED This block gives us all an opportunity to cut precisely and sew quarter-inch seams …...

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2019 Theme for Blocks (and rules for monthly Block Lotto Leaders)

2019 Theme for Blocks (and rules for monthly Block Lotto Leaders)

Based on the survey feedback, here’s my vision for 2019 and the rules for anyone who’d like to create a pattern and be the Block Mom for a month next year. Blocks will: Be 6 inches finished size As postal rates increase and rules become more restrictive about “squishie” envelopes, this feels like the right size Have designs which become something more when they are joined into a 4-patch. This could be something like the...

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Wrapping up November 2018

Update: Information for a couple quilters was incorrect or omitted–If you made blocks in November, be sure to check the list and get back to me ASAP if your information is missing or somehow incorrect.  This is the list of 50 blocks as of Friday, Dec 7: Teresa   8 Cathy K   2 Linda W  4 Margaret 4 Marcia 6 Nann  9   (donate) Karen B 4 Karen N   4 Barb K 1  (donate) Peggy 1 Cathy L  6 Carol   1 If there’s anyone not on the list or...

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Plan for Block Lotto 2019

Plan for Block Lotto 2019

I left the survey open longer than planned, hoping for more responses and just closed it.  We had 48 quilters respond–which is about half as many as last year.  You can see the results of the four multiple-choice questions and some of my thoughts here: 2019 Block Lotto Survey Results Based on your input and the suggestions you supplied, here are some of the highlights from my plan: There will be a theme and uniform size (6 inches) for all 2019...

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Mailing Info for California Poppy Blocks

Mailing Info for California Poppy Blocks

I sent email to everyone who made California Poppy blocks on Sunday, but forgot to post about it. If you made blocks and didn’t receive email from me, let me know.  Ditto if you find a mistake in your information–there were three Linda’s who made blocks last month, so I was a little worried about their blocks in particular. … and while I have your attention, if you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes...

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Side by side …

Side by side …

Am I the only one who does this … when a new quilt from a lotto block quilt is posted, browse through the gallery to admire the other quilt(s) that other winner(s) made.  Take a look at Nancy’s and Julie P’s quilts side by side:     Very different and I love them...

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July Mailing Info has (FINALLY) been sent

With apologies for the delay, the mailing info was emailed earlier today to everyone on the list of Red Forest blocks made in July. If you made blocks but didn’t get email from me, please let me know ASAP. Ditto if you see any mistakes in your info on the mailing info sheet. As a gentle reminder to everyone, but especially those named Cathy, Julie, Karen or Linda, when you post be sure to indicate your last initial or where you’re...

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Sharon B’s Red Forest Blocks

Sharon B’s Red Forest Blocks

Sharon emailed me with this photo of her 9 blocks.  Since it looks like Deanna hasn’t yet chosen a winner/winners, perhaps she can be included in the...

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