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May block lotto – no-color free-form log cabin-ish

Welcome to the blog post for the next block lotto – it was supposed to be for April but I forgot, and I almost forgot again for May. But here it is! We’re doing no-color blocks this time, meaning black and white with no color. Gray is OK, but not brown. Also, be inspired by […]

March 2019 block lotto – bright straight strings

This month for block lotto we’re going a little more free-form. I want you to take all the brightly colored fabrics from your string stash that are 8.5″ or longer and sew them together into squares. You see a lot of string blocks sewn on the diagonal, but let’s do these on the square, and […]

February block lotto – whirlwind

The block lotto for our February 14, 2019 meeting will be a whirlwind block. And the best part of this tutorial? It makes 2 blocks! So there isn’t really a background, because that fabric becomes the feature in the second block. Just pick two that work together ūüôā Use this tutorial from SewCanShe for the […]

January block lotto – still Vector

At the December meeting¬†extravaganza we decided to extend the block lotto for another month. That means you still have a little time to try out the Vector block! Check out all the details on the Dec block lotto post – the only thing that has changed is the deadline date, which is now the January […]

December Block lotto – Vector planes

This month I’m using a less complex paper-pieced pattern that can be found on the Modern Quilt Guild website – you’ll need to¬†log in as a member to access the Vector pattern found here. (If you have problems with national site login, contact treasurer Catherine Van Hove) While you’re on the MQG site, poke around […]

October 2018 Meeting Recap

HAPPY FALL EVERYONE!! ¬† For those of you that participate in the Halloween festivities, we hope you are all geared up for face painting, crazy costumes and LOTS of sugar. Here is the recap of the October 2018 Meeting: We were surrounded by 42 friends, with 2 guests in attendance. ¬†Eileen was the winner of […]

November block lotto – chickens

You don’t think I’m just forcing you to make blocks I love, do you??!?¬†Because this month we’re all going to make CHICKENS!! I saw this block posted on Quilty Love and I¬†kinda lost my mind. I knew it would be so much fun in a mix of styles and fabrics.   Here’s the tutorial to […]

October block lotto – Halloween

It was recommended that since this will be our October 11 meeting, perhaps the next block lotto theme should be Halloween. And who am I to deny your¬†use of happy skulls? Well, I won’t! Make any block, in any colors. Just so long as it feels like Halloween, and it it’s a 12″ block (12.5″ […]

Sept block lotto – selvages

Sorry¬†I have to miss the August meeting and won’t get to see your awesome community of house blocks, but I’m hoping there will be a lot of pictures. Because I won’t be there, I’m also announcing the September block lotto early. For the September 13, 2018 meeting, the block lotto theme will be SELVAGES! Make […]

August block lotto – In the neighborhood

Let’s celebrate the amazing MMQG community we’ve built – with a block lotto full of houses for the August 9, 2018 meeting! Build whatever kind of house you want. Make it simple or complex. Realistic or whimsical. It can look like your house, or your fantasy house, or just some random house. Wonky or precise. […]

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