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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Terms of Endearment blocks February 2010

Terms of Endearment blocks February 2010

I have just finished this top, ready to send to the long armer.  The words forming the border are Block Lotto blocks from the “Terms of Endearment” blocks circa February 2011, which I was lucky to win.  Thanks to all who made one or more of these blocks.  They’re amazing.  The heart in the center is a pattern from Michelle Watts, a quilt designer who lives in New Mexico. This quilt will become part of my grandmother...

Read More

Dutchman’s Puzzle Finish

Dutchman’s Puzzle Finish

This Block Lotto win from February 2017 has been on my WIP list for a very long time. I worked on it immediately,  finished the flimsy by the end of May, and sent it off to my long arm quilter along with 5 others. It was the last one in line and she found that my special, super great fabric backing was too small. Not just a little bit either, it lacked 6 inches in width and 15 inches in length. What was I smoking when I prepared that?? Of...

Read More

Easy X Blocks from November 2014

Easy X Blocks from November 2014

I’ve had this top made for quite a while but have only recently been able to quilt and finish it. These are the Easy X blocks I won in November 2014. I based the layout on a quilt I came across on Pinterest….Just Kisses on Robert Kaufman’s site. This was my first time trying a Full Line Stencil and Pounce Pad. The stencil name is “Overall Swirl”....

Read More
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial