January 2018 Block List

The list of blocks made (and who made them) will appear in this blog post. Total blocks made and posted so far: 91   Blocks in the Drawing: Barbara P – 4 Cathy K – 4 Cathy L – 3 Christa – 2 Elizabeth C – 9 Jude – 4 Julie P – 5 Julie W – 6 Kate – 3 Kathie – 4 Kathleen – 3 Marsha – 2 Margaret – 3 Nann – 9 Pat K – 3 Peggy – 6 Robin – 6 Susan...

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Put a Frame Around it in January

Put a Frame Around it in January

We are kicking off 2018 by “framing” bright colors in black and white in this 9 inch (finished size) block. The fabric guidelines below and attached block directions describe how you may interpret “white,” “black” and “bright” for your blocks. You can find the directions for the block here: Framed Color Block The inspiration for this block came from a quilt I saw on Pinterest.  I especially like...

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A Break and a Plan

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...

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Catching Up-The May Winner

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...

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Mailing Info for Cactus Pot Blocks

Mailing Info for Cactus Pot Blocks

If you made and posted blocks in April, you should have received the mailing info from me earlier today. As usual, if you: should have received the email but didn’t; received the email but didn’t make and post blocks; or find a mistake in your information on the attached mailing info sheet … Let me know ASAP. Otherwise, please plan to mail your blocks in the next 2 weeks. Mr Zip and I thank...

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Opposites Attract in May

Opposites Attract in May

This month, we’ll be making another lotto block from the past in a different size.  This time: an 8inch version of the Spokes block we made in July 2014. Once again, if possible (for me), I will replace this drawing with a photo of a real block, soon. And although this drawing is black and white, I am asking you to make colorful blocks in complementary colors as described in the Fabric guidelines below. You can find the directions for the...

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April Winners!

April Winners!

I am sorry I have been so absent this month … unfortunately I don’t know how/if I will ever recover from the extreme exhaustion which is my life right now. I will try to get the May block posted later today, but in the meantime … the April Winners are: Marianne … who actually won twice and forced a second random draw will received 38 blocks and Kathie will win 37 blocks Marianne and Kathie, look for email from me later...

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CORRECTED Pattern

When Kathie spotted the mistake in the size of the background rectangles soon after the post with the link to the pattern was up, I corrected it and updated the link and thought I was quick enough … but, apparently, some of you were quicker. If you have downloaded the pattern, the name of the file should have “-CORRECTED” appended, if not, please go back to the Announcement post and download the corrected version from the...

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Mailing Info has been Sent

Mailing Info has been Sent

If you made and posted Broken Dishes blocks in March, you should have email from me with the information you need to send them to one or both of the winners. If you should have received the mail and didn’t (or vice-versa) or if your number of blocks is incorrect on the info-sheet, please let me know...

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Colorful Cactus Pots in April

Colorful Cactus Pots in April

This month, we’re making colorful, scrappy, traditional Cactus Pot blocks with yellow/gold backgrounds.   I hope to be able to replace this drawing with a photo of a real block, soon. You can find the directions for the block here: Cactus Pot – Block Pattern – CORRECTED IMPORTANT NOTE: The fabrics used in the sample block in the pattern do NOT follow this month’s fabric guidelines.  These in-progress photos are from...

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