Not getting info

Hi Sophie, For some reason I did not get this months’ info. I sent you an email to you but my computer says that it could not deliver so I thought that I would send a note this way. Not sure what has happened. I am not getting any of the posts from this page either.  I can see some when I log in here but the notices are not coming to my email.  Not sure when they stopped but I haven’t had any for awhile.  Thanks for looking into...

Read More

This Page Intentionally blank

This Page Intentionally blank

If you have downloaded this month’s block pattern, you may have noticed that the second page is blank. You have also noticed that the first two pages have a landscape orientation (wide) and the rest have a portrait orientation (tall). Here’s what I was thinking. The blank page is intentional, meant to allow for those who like to print on both sides of the paper.   If you don’t print on both sides, you might choose to specify...

Read More

Dresden Plate Problems :(

Dresden Plate Problems :(

I downloaded and printed the second template from Robin.  On my printed page, the quarter circles are the correct dimensions. The first block I made, I scooted the blade set to where they hit near the 6 inch line like Barbara’s, then trimmed my block after sewing them down.  I didn’t feel good about it, so I didn’t want to waste my quarter circle by sewing it down.  After trimming I knew it was wrong because I had to trim too...

Read More

Monday Morning Comment Tip

Did you know … If you login with your Blocklotto.com account before leaving a comment on a post: you won’t have to fill out the form with your name, email address, etc. your comment will be published immediately. If you notice that your comments are being held for approval … try logging in...

Read More

Block Patterns/PayHip Q & A

Block Patterns/PayHip Q & A

I can’t call this a frequently asked questions post yet because a couple of these questions have only come up once so far, but since I know if one person asks a question or encounters a problem, there are likely others with the same question/issue, I’ve created this post and will add/update it as necessary.   Q. Why doesn’t the pattern number pages correctly when I save paper and print on both sides?  A. I considered...

Read More

What’s an Excerpt and why would I want to create one?

What’s an Excerpt and why would I want to create one?

The system used to auto-magically create excerpts of posts … but lately I notice it no longer is. I may be able to fix this when I apply a bunch of updates to Blocklotto.com next week … but there may be times when you want to create your own version of an excerpt for your posts rather than relying on the system to take the first X-number of words from your post.

Here is how to create it and where it will be displayed on the site.

Read More

Comment Tip

If you are logged in when you post a comment, it will publish immediately with no approval required. If you have NOT logged in before you post a comment, it won’t publish until I see it and approve it. If you are wondering why your comments don’t immediately appear, this could be the answer.  Login first and no intervention is required to publish our...

Read More

Rules are Rules

Rules are rules, but when I reject 10 blocks for not following the color rules for this month’s block … it feels like I must be failing somehow to communicate them to all of you. I always feel bad when I have to reject blocks for not following the color/fabric guidelines, especially because in my own scrappy quilts, you are likely to find those kind of rule-breaking blocks.  But then I start feeling all kinds of ambivalent because...

Read More

Bizarre Behavior (on blocklotto.com)

In the middle of creating the post about setting a Featured Image, I became disconnected from Blocklotto.com, with the error that said the  server was not responding. I was a little freaked out because of the timing as we are on the brink of the end-of-the-month/beginning-of-the-month rush and I worried what would happen if the site was down for long. I checked with our hosting company and couldn’t find any notice of maintenance or...

Read More

Selecting a Featured Image (and Why You Might Want to Select One)

Selecting a Featured Image (and Why You Might Want to Select One)

When you create a post, you can choose a featured image for it.  There are a few reasons why you might want to take the time to set the featured image: Show and Tell Posts When you create a post in the show and tell category, it is featured at the top of the home page where images (with links) from the 7 most recent show & tell posts are displayed in the slider in the top half of the page.  If you don’t choose a featured image, the...

Read More

Reminders about the Rules

There is a link to the Block Lotto Basics on the home page. I also include the link in the email I send to everyone who expresses interest in joining the Block Lotto. It’s not a long list and yet a couple of the rules never quite seem to stick with everyone. If things don’t seem to be working the way you expect, please take a moment and review the basics.  I have updated the page with the acceptable range of block measurements for...

Read More
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial