Almost, Very Nearly, Practically Perfect

Almost, Very Nearly, Practically Perfect

Approaching this block with many misgivings, I set out to conquer it. After the first one came out a bit too small (1/16 is allowable), I increased the large square to 9″, drew horizontal and vertical lines on the back of the 9″ square with a permanent marker, marked the centers of the inserts in the seam allowances on the right side, and though all of them are acceptable, the 6th one was very nearly perfect. The complementary color...

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An old block revamped

An old block revamped

This was one of my first ever constructed Block Lotto blocks dating back to 2010, a log cabin rose. At the time I was lurker, not posting until 2012. This block became the basis for my contribution to our embroidery guild display to take place later in June which has a theme of chaos and order. All embellishments are hand embroidered or beaded. Thanks Sophie for this great start to my Block Lotto journey. Hugs...

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Dud Winnings Quilt

Dud Winnings Quilt

December 31, 2013… yes I know it’s been a while ago, but I finally used all but two of the dud orphan blocks that I won back then.  I put most of them in the back of my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt called Celtic Solstice.  It was a mystery she started the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday), 2013.  I saved the beautiful red cabin block and a basket block for two other projects.  But here’s the back of my Celtic Solstice with...

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baby quilt almost done

baby quilt almost done

These are the blocks I won last summer. It was my first attempt at spiral circle quilting on the machine. It went well and will do it again one day. The binding isn’t on yet, but I couldn’t wait to show it. We had a lot of snow last night, I’ll go shovel a little, then start sewing on this snow day at...

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Log cabin roses quilt finally finished

Log cabin roses quilt finally finished

This block was my first encounter with Block Lotto back in 2010, although I only started posting in 2012. My initial blocks used yellow roses but I really wanted purple tones for my quilt. The quilt has been sitting in the cupboard for several years, sandwiched and pinned. This week it was finally finished with in-the-ditch quilting plus some additional fancy stitching on the border and centres. Thanks Sophie for this introduction to the Block...

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Old MacDonald Flimsy Finished

Old MacDonald Flimsy Finished

I have not made any January hearts yet, but I did finish my top using the 2016 blocks and Sophie’s Old MacDonald design. My changes included different butterflies, different spiky leaves and extra chickens and chicks … I really enjoyed making those birds, and didn’t submit any for the lotto because I wanted to keep them all. Thanks, Sophie for the cute design and a great year of...

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