Red Forest Trees Quilt

Red Forest Trees Quilt

It’s a finish! I completed the red forest tree quilt top. I just love these blocks. Enjoyed using my domestic machine to quilt. These blocks were so much fun to put together. Thank you to everyone who participates in our Block Lotto Group!...

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Twin Sisters table topper

Twin Sisters table topper

When I was testing out my instructions for this month’s Twin Sisters block, I used some of my brown scraps. I’ve put them together so that you can see what they look like. You can see the Twin Sister block and the pinwheel that is formed when the blocks are put together. I think as a blue and white scrappy quilt, they will be great. If you haven’t made any this month, I hope you’ll try a few. Currently there are enough...

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Fly, a baby quilt

Fly, a baby quilt

FLY Every year the Minnesota Quilters’ President chooses a charity and a style or theme for the President’s Challenge. This year the challenge is Creative Edge, a baby quilt with fun, creative border and or bindings. One of my favorite binding tricks is adding rickrack. I didn’t win last month’s Block Lotto but I really like the Wings of Spring block so I made some more and I think they make a charming baby...

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Baby quilt with bird blocks

Baby quilt with bird blocks

Well…many, many moons ago, I won a batch of bird blocks in the lotto (April 2013, to be precise). They sat around for a long time waiting for a “special occasion”. I pulled one out last year to use as a starting block for a round robin swap, but otherwise, nothing. But finally, I got around to using some of them (about half, I’d say) in a baby quilt. I am reminded of just how sweet the blocks are – such a fun block...

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Wonky houses finally find a home

Wonky houses finally find a home

I don’t know how many quilters from 2010 are still here in the lotto, but if you are an old-timer, you may remember these wonky house blocks. When I won them, I immediately made a wall hanging that still hangs in my laundry room. I’ve loved its cheerfulness. When I read that a quilt shop in California was collecting house quilt blocks to make quilts for those devastated by fires in California this winter, I pulled the wonky blocks...

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Spare Parts IV

Spare Parts IV

It’s a flimsy! 58 x 80. You may recognize Lotto blocks — the Dresden Sunflowers are obvious, but can you find the California Poppies? (I had four of them. I sliced them diagonally to make square-in-a-square frames for the purple tree and the basket.) My recipe for Spare Parts quilts: Put blocks on design wall. Let them simmer. Stir. Sew a few together. Rip a little. Repeat. Eventually they gel into a...

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A finished quilt from 2013

A finished quilt from 2013

Even though I posted my flimsy from the Boomer boys and girls block win from 2013 some time ago, it has taken some time for a completed quilt to be achieved. But here it is. This time my husband took and edited the photo. This is his favourite quilt from Block Lotto. Thanks again to everyone who made this happen, such kindness. Best wishes Margaret...

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California Poppies Quilt Finished

California Poppies Quilt Finished

This morning I put the binding on the quilt I made with the lovely California Poppies blocks I won in August. Thank you, ladies, for all the great blocks! I won 40 (including 8 of mine which I kept) and then made 8 more, for a total of 48 blocks. I set them traditionally with a yellow leaf-print sashing and added green cornerstones to link all the green that plays through the blocks. The back is a tone-on-tone orange print, as is the binding. I...

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Quilt top of May Rail Variations blocks

Quilt top of May Rail Variations blocks

Hi everyone! Here is my finished quilt top of our May Rail Fence Variations blocks.  I had intended for the zig-zags to go lengthwise down the quilt, but accidentally laid them out this horizontal orientation at first, and decided I liked it more than the vertical set.   Anyway, I now need to find a back for this, and get quilting! Many thanks to the ladies who sent all these pretty blocks to use! One question for the group- if/when you enter...

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