Almost time for the August drawing!

Please check my list, here: http://www.blocklotto.com/2018/08/august-blocks-tally-sheet/ and make sure that I didn’t miss your blocks or make a mistake in the number.  (Note that there are 2 Lindas — one without an initial — and a whole bunch of Cathy/Kathy/etc. variations!) There’s still a little time to post your blocks — I’ll plan to do the drawing early Saturday morning, PDT. Thanks,...

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Poppy Questions – answered

I received some questions about the poppy block, so I thought I’d answer them “in public” — Q: I thought the color placement was to look somewhat like the block pictured on the instructions page with the reds, oranges and yellows EACH making diagonal “trails” on the block, copying the diagonal “trail” of the green squares? A: No, only the green squares make trails — the red/orange/yellow...

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August Blocks — tally sheet

This is where I’ll keep track of the blocks that have been posted for August.  At the end of the month, I’ll ask everyone to double-check to make sure I haven’t missed anyone who should be included in the drawing.   Julie W – 4 (donated) Cathy L – 4 Barbara P – 9 (donated) Nann – 9 Margaret – 4 Cathy K – 8 Julie P – 4 Kathie L – 2 Linda W – 8 Peggy – 2 Robin...

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August Block — California Poppies!

August Block — California Poppies!

Hi! I’m Julie, and this month we’re going to do a really easy block that can use up some of those warm summer colors you have in your scrap bin or stash closet. It’s a basic 16-patch block made with a bunch of 2 ½” squares, in the colors of California poppies – because I live in California. The block is 8” finished or 8 ½” unfinished. You may make as many as 9. These poppies are our state flower. The traditional ones are either orange or...

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6 roosters from CA

6 roosters from CA

I’ve been doing paper piecing for years, but I still made every mistake in the book on these… mostly just not paying attention to how I put the 3 sections together.  I think they’ve all got combs and tails in the right place now! Julie...

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more barn doors have arrived

Since my last update, I’ve received blocks from Elizabeth, Kathie,, Kristin, Laurie, and Peggy.  Thanks to all!  I’m starting to think about a layout…   Julie...

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