August countdown

I will draw the winner of the State Fair blocks on Sunday morning, September 1. Here is the list thus far. Please let me know if you made blocks and I missed your post. Cathy K. — 4 (donate) Cathy L — 4 Christa — 1 Nann — 9 (donate) Robin — 6 Margaret — 6 Kathie L. — 4 Peggy — 1 Carol M. —...

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Think Nann and Cathy should be in the draws

I’m grateful for Nann and Cathy managing the Block Lotto. I know from handling it one month earlier this year, that there is some work involved. Therefore, I don’t think they should automatically exclude themselves from winning blocks. I’m sure they are honest women and I, for one, would not be suspicious at all if the random number selected them a winners. What do the rest of you think? Kathie L in...

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Something Different

Something Different

My apologies for dropping off the face of the blog-o-sphere. Some dramatically bad things have been happening chez moi. It started with one of my cats going over the edge of a short wall on the top floor, taking a heavy flannel quilt that was draped over the top with her, and falling about 14 feet onto the cement floor on the main level, breaking a tooth, cutting up her face, and having one killer kitty concussion. Grace, a few days later...

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June Vee block count

I’m not sure what has happened to Sophie – I hope only something good has occurred to keep her from picking the winner for the June Vee blocks. But I’ll volunteer to count up the blocks and pick a winner since mine are for donation. Here is the count I got – 30 blocks for the draw and 12 for donation. That means one winner. Let me know by Friday evening if my count for you is wrong. I’ll pick a winner and let you...

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Mailing Info for May’s T-Blocks

Mailing Info for May’s T-Blocks

If you made and posted Modified T-Blocks last month, you should have email from me with the mailing info. Because these were made in pairs, I am asking that you send them in pairs. So, for example, if you made 6 blocks (3 pairs), you’ll be sending 4 to one winner and 2 to the other. As usual, please take a look at your info to make sure I didn’t make any mistakes and let me know ASAP if I did....

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Va Va Voom – It’s June

Va Va Voom – It’s June

I’m calling this a Vee block–accepting that you all may think my imagination has run dry as I move from last month’s Tee block … There are lots of ways to construct it, and I’ll post more about that later, but let’s start by considering Paper Foundation Piecing. You can download the paper foundation pattern here: Vee Block Foundation After you print it, be sure to measure to confirm that the outside square in the...

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*** May Winners ***

*** May Winners ***

We made and post 94 blocks this month. The winners, chosen by the random number generator site random.org are … Kathie – 48 blocksMyrna – 46 blocks Kathie and Myrna can expect email from me later today. I’ll try to get the mailing info out to everyone sometime this weekend. And for our JUNE blocks, here’s a hint: Think...

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Coming Soon – Server Maintenance

Coming Soon – Server Maintenance

Improving the castle where the Block Lotto lives The hosting provider for blocklotto.com will be updating our server in a few days. It is planned for MAY 8 and should last no more than 3...

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Ready, Set … Mail

Ready, Set … Mail

If you made and posted Twin Sisters blocks last month, you should have email from me with the mailing info. As usual, if you didn’t get the email or find any errors, be sure to let me know ASAP. Thanks in advance for mailing promptly so that Carol and Peggy can get started on their quilts! And Thanks again to Kathie for her great idea and taking care of the Block Lotto in...

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May Block List

I hope this month’s block suits you to a Tee and this list will grow quickly. Total blocks – 94 Barb P – 4 (donate)Cathy K – 10Cathy L – 10Elizabeth – 10Jackie – 8 ** Newbie **Karen N – 6Kathie L – 6 ** Winner **Margaret – 4Myrna – 8 ** Winner **Nann – 10Peggy – 4Robin – 6Teresa – 6 Vivi –...

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Tee Hee – May’s Block is Here

Tee Hee – May’s Block is Here

This month’s block is a variation of the traditional T block.Block directions are here:Modified TThe tag to use for posts about this block is Tee To make the most efficient use of fabric and technique, we’ll be making it in mirror image pairs from your choice of solid or tone-on-tone fabric + a contrasting light. The maximum number of blocks you can enter this month is 5 pairs (10 blocks). Making this block is an exercise in...

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