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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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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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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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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Remember Susannah?

Remember Susannah?

Oh Susannah! was our March Block Lotto assignment and I won 47 beautiful blocks. Fourteen more were needed for the size I wanted for an on point set. When only making a few blocks for a monthly drawing, each one is a little production of its own but a whole quilt is another thing entirely. While making those 14 extra blocks, I learned that these blocks sew up super quickly in a production situation. There are only 5 sewing steps and the first 3...

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Postal Office and fees

Karen and anyone living overseas! Don’t feel you have to donate your blocks because of postage; you should hold your head up and participate fully. All of us can take turns mailing out of the country. Each time I mail an envelope or package I marvel that someone is willing to take it from my home town and hand deliver it to my recipient. wherever they live in the world, in just a matter of days/weeks and charge such a tiny bit for the...

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A Rainbow Scraps Idea

A Rainbow Scraps Idea

I think it was Kathie who mentioned using this month’s block to use up scraps.  I thought that was a great idea, then thought about a quilt made from scrappy monochrome blocks and came up with this layout for a 60-inch square quilt using 64 six-inch rail variation blocks and a 6 inch white border.  If you are Zig-Zag-adverse, you could consider it. SaveSave...

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Sophie: Catching Up with all of you.

Sophie: Catching Up with all of you.

A hideous allergy season in Santa Fe on top of some demanding work and health challenges has left me out of the loop.  I woke up early–way too early–this morning, so I’m playing a little catch-up with all of you. First, welcome BETH who not only is joining the Block Lotto this month, but is leading our session! You are a brave woman to make the leap from lurker to leader and volunteer in one fell swoop.  For those that are having problems...

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