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A Break and a Plan

Posted by on June 6, 2017 in housekeeping | 5 comments

In the past week (or so), I’ve seen posts/comments/email messages of three types: Looking for the June Block information Suggesting I take an open-ended break until I feel better Offering to help Here’s what I propose: Take a break for the month of June to get organized and see if anyone will volunteer … Recruit quilters from our community to be the “Lotto Leader of the Month.” If you are willing to be a “Lotto Leader of the Month” (LLotM) here’s what you’d need to do: Choose a block (from...

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June block

Posted by on June 6, 2017 in block lotto community | 1 comment

Has the June block been posted?...

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Flying geese quilt…

Posted by on June 6, 2017 in show and tell | 6 comments

Flying geese quilt…

Another oldie but goodie. I don’t remember how old this one is, years for sure. It sat quilted with no binding for quite awhile. I finally put the binding on today. It will go to my aunt. Thank you for the...

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A sunny finish!

Posted by on June 3, 2017 in show and tell | 9 comments

A sunny finish!

I don’t remember when we did these blocks. 2 years ago? It sat as a top for quite some time, finally going to the quilter this spring. I put the binding on today. I love it and thanks to all who sent me...

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The June Block Announcement is Coming

Posted by on June 2, 2017 in housekeeping | Comments Off on The June Block Announcement is Coming

I will post guidelines and block pattern for the June block later today (June 2) or sometime tomorrow.  I apologize for the delay...

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May 2017 Recap

Posted by on June 1, 2017 in blocks | 1 comment

May 2017 Recap

In May, 2017, A dozen quilters made 47 eight inch spokes blocks in complementary colors.  Margaret made this one. Jude was the winner this month. Congratulations, Jude!   Guidelines and the link to the block directions are in this post: Opposites Attract in May Tag for ALL blog posts about this month’s block: spokes     This post is the archive for the list of blocks made this month and who made them  Total : 47 Blocks entered into Drawing: Jude – 2  ***WINNER *** Julie P – 3 Karen B – 3 Karen N –...

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Catching Up-The May Winner

Posted by on June 1, 2017 in housekeeping | 4 comments

Catching Up-The May Winner

It’s hard to explain what this extreme fatigue I am dealing with feels like–I know it must seem impossible to some of you that I can literally be SO exhausted that I can’t even keep up with the Block Lotto, but … as much as I try, as much as I look forward to coming home from work and doing something I love, I cannot. If anyone is willing to help with some of the “housekeeping” needed to keep this going until I recover (or give up on the idea of recovering), let me know. I don’t know if I will last...

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Finally A Finish

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in show and tell | 4 comments

Finally A Finish

I have finally finished this quilt made from my winnings from a couple of years ago.  Hopefully this will now spur me on to using some of my other blocks that I have won over the last few years. I have been extremely lucky in the draws since I joined many years ago and have hardly missed any months until quite recently when I have become overwhelmed by the number of projects that I have on the go at the moment.  However I have some very treasured quilts that I have already made from my winnings and a few more still to...

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3 blocks to enter

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in blocks | Comments Off on 3 blocks to enter

3 blocks to enter

Nothing like the tick tick tick of a deadline to get me busy on this months...

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Chicken Quilt Finished!

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in show and tell | 19 comments

Chicken Quilt Finished!

I finished the paper pieced chicken quilt that I won earlier this year.  I used every chicken too, on front and on the back.  I hope you remember which ones you made.  Elizabeth Clark suggested I pair them with the churn dash which sounded pretty “farmish” so I make all the churn dashes with a color wheel in hand, constantly referencing the colors to be sure they were compatible. The piano key border is made up of all the leftover two color strips from the sides of the churn dashes.  I sewed them randomly into 4 very wide strips...

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