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May block lotto – side stripe, aqua/lilac

As I teased at the April meeting, the block lotto for May requires you to log in to the national Modern Quilt Guild website to get the instructions for this month’s block. I chose the block they featured in February – the side stripe by Renee Tallman. Use the measurements in the pattern (no wonky […]

April block lotto – candy bento box

Here are the instructions for the block lotto for our April 12, 2018 meeting. I changed my mind slightly on the color palette – let’s not use white, and instead mix these spring pastels with CHOCOLATE!   The block instructions can be found here. Don’t sew the quadrants together, though – let’s leave them in […]

March 2018 block lotto

Thanks for your patience in the delay posting this – finally, here are the block lotto instructions for the March 8, 2018 meeting. This month we’re going with a super-simple and strip-friendly block. March 2018 green square block Here’s the basic info: BLUE fabric: need one 2.5” x 2.5” square (any shade or print of […]

February block lotto – Valentine envelopes

For our February 8, 2018 meeting, let’s make Valentine envelopes for the block lotto! Use the great tutorial here – ignore the parts about making the larger quilt and just follow these directions for a single block. (Of course, you are welcome to make more than one block to increase your odds of winning, though!) […]

Jan block lotto – tiny trees

Hello MadModders! Here is all the info you need to participate in the block lotto for the January 2018 meeting: FREE tutorial on Diary of a Quilter Small size means you can make a bunch Tutorial makes 2 blocks at a time Let’s use the same color scheme she uses in the tutorial: mainly any […]

Block lotto – paper piece a kite block

Hello MadModders! Here is all the info you’ll need to make quilt blocks for the November meeting’s Block Lotto: FREE pattern on Craftsy: Kite Block (paper pieced) by Flying Parrot Quilts White, cream or low-volume background and center ORANGE feature fabric(s) – scrappy or all one fabric Blocks will be 4.5″ unfinished size This is […]

Block Lotto- We’re seeing stars!

Hey Mad Mod Squad! Trish F is seeing STARS for our October meeting Block Lotto!  This is all you need to know: Blue background Yellow star Any size Any pattern – wonky, traditional, small, large, whatever makes you want to sew! Completed block must be square or rectangle shaped – 90 degree corners. Here are […]

Block Lotto is Back!

Trish Frankland has step up to bring block lotto back! Kicking off the new block lotto – here is all the info you’ll need to make blocks for the the September 14 meeting. Use this block: Disappearing Four-Patch block, tutorial on YouTube by Missouri Star Quilt Co. – https://youtu.be/jA-10A_Uc6k (If you already know how to make a […]

September Block Lotto – Modern D9P

General guidelines for Quilt Block Lotto: 1. Make one quilt block (or more) following the pattern and color scheme outlined in this post. For every block you make and bring to that month’s meeting, you will get one entry in the lotto. If you are unable to attend the meeting or forget your block on […]

August Block Lotto – Stashbuster

This lotto block has a nifty tutorial here: http://www.littlemissshabby.com/2010/04/stashbuster-block-2-tutorial/ Colors are solid slate/dark gray and the rest is anything goes (just try to mix it up as much as possible with a wide variety of colors, both brights and lights, warm and cool, etc.). Great block for using up some scraps! You can construct it as […]

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