November Winners!

Posted by on November 30, 2010 in blocks | 7 comments

It feels so odd to me on those rare months when I end up randomly choosing the winners myself, instead of mailing someone a list and instructions.  I find myself reminding myself of those same things I include as instructions for ALL our winner-pickers like pay close attention to the names because we have quilters this month with the same first name like Pat and Linda and with very similar names like Balinda and Belinda. I always remind our “winner pickers” that after the search results are generated and they compare the winners to their numbered list of names, to make sure that no one wins twice–because one set of blocks is usually enough.  But honestly, I wondered how often that it happens that someone would have won twice . . . I can tell you that this month would have been one of those times. 

As you might guess (if you can read that), the first two numbers, 32 and 37, both point to our number #1 winner, Cory.

Cory is our “very lucky” winner this month–she joins a very elite (and lucky!) club of quilters who have won lotto blocks two months in a row.  Congratulations, Cory.

In addition to our “very lucky” winner, we also have a newbie (Linda G.), an oldie–who has been a Block Lotto follower for a long time, but hasn’t won in a long while (Laura) and someone who has persevered, even though they haven’t yet won … until now (Linnea).  What’s with all the L-names this month?

Here’s out winners list in order:

  1. Cory – 30 blocks
  2. Linnea – 30 blocks
  3. Linda G. – 28 blocks
  4. Laura – 25 blocks

Congratulations to all of you. 

I will be sending the winners email messages to let them know they’ve won, confirming their mailing address, and asking how many of their own blocks they’d like to keep. When I have heard from them, I will email a chart to everyone with mailing addresses and instructions on who mails how many blocks to which winners. 

Because these are bigger blocks than usual for us and I want the winners to get as many different blocks as possible, I may be splitting things up more than usual.


  1. Woohoo!!! I'm a winner! This is the first month that I participated and never thought that I had a chance at winning. Thank you!!! Congratulations also to Cory, Linnea, and Laura!

  2. Congrats everyone!!! Cory…you lucky duck you!!!

  3. Congratulations winners!

  4. This win is super sweet this month. I am especially excited to win BECAUSE I almost didn't my blocks entered this month! It went something like this:

    I started making blocks nice and early in the month because I wanted to challenge myself to paper piece a few and for some reason they take me forever to do. As of Sunday I had 8 blocks done. So far so good, right? Could I be satisfied with 8 blocks and post them two days ahead of the deadline? No, I could not! I had to go for the 9th block to maximize my chances to the hilt. Apparently my motto was all or nothing and let me tell ya it was almost nothing!

    Monday I knew I was going to be too busy to work on the elusive 9th block but I set aside time on Monday evening. Alas, it wasn't to be as I got food poisoning on Monday night and I was up all night and no quilting was involved, if you get my drift. Being up all night caused me to oversleep this morning. But after a night of gastronomical torture I felt surprisingly refreshed when I finally did get up. Ever the optimist, I said, "there's still time for me to make that 9th block and post." (This was at 11:20 a.m.)

    Well, the block did not come easy and I lost track of time and when I looked up it was 11:52 a.m.! Can you stand it? I had 8 minutes to slam my blocks on the design wall (as you can see my basket block was not even right side up), take my picture, upload my picture and post.

    Of course nothing went right, my cat knocked two blocks off the wall from behind two times before I had enough sense to take 2 seconds to get her out of the room. Then my computer froze and I had to reboot.

    By the time I got the computer rebooted and my picture uploaded into the computer it was 12:02, arghhh.

    "Oh well," I said to myself, "you have the beginnings of a fine quilt."

    BUT wait, when I looked at the posts Sophie said that we had a few hours extra this month!! Precious, precious, Sophie! YAY!!!

    I got my blocks posted with time to spare and was a WINNER! Yippee!

    The End

  5. Congrats to all the winners – can't wait to see your lovely winning quilts!

  6. Congrats to the winners!

  7. congrats to the winners!
    I have just discovered this group and am amazed at how it works.
    I am hoping to be a newbie participant for the December lotto 😉

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