November Lotto Winners

Thank you all for bearing with the corrections to the instructions for the November Nine-Patch Stars. 46 blocks were posted which means that two lucky winners will receive 23 blocks each. And those winners are . . . MARCIA and TERESA!  Congratulations to you both.  Stay tuned for Sophie’s mailing instructions....

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November Block: Nine Patch Stars

November Block:  Nine Patch Stars

I’m always alert to interesting ways to use nine-patch blocks.  For many years I participated in a quarterly swap of 3.5″ nine-patches. The swap has ended but I am not bereft– I have a box with several hundred of the little gems. This month’s block features 3.5″ nine-patches (two fabrics, dark corners). If you have a few on hand you can use them; if not, they’re quick to make. Dig into your scrap bin and have...

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Frightful blocks finished

Frightful blocks finished

I dug into my stash and found three Halloween novelty prints in pieces large enough for this month’s blocks.  Add these to the donation list.  I’ll keep the design idea in mind for the next I Spy or Happy Blocks...

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Poppies from the antipodes make the garden complete

With the arrival of Margaret’s blocks in today’s mail I have all 40.  My design wall happens to be empty — I’ve got room to play! (*Antipodes = diametrically opposite part of the earth, which Australia is if you live in England. I don’t, but the word is fun. The root is “those with the opposite...

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