Winter Is Coming! (Block Lotto for November & December 2022)

Winter is Coming! The Holidays are coming!  Does anyone else also have a relatively long list of things to make for loved ones in the next couple of months?  In addition to making a bunch of gifts, I’m committing to buying gifts from small/local businesses and/or businesses that are considerate of Mother Nature.  I love this time of year! For me, starting now until about December 18th, I will be very busy making gifts (holiday gifts and birthday […]

The Chicken Block is BAAAaaaack!! (October 2022 Block Lotto)

Back by popular demand, it’s: CHICKEN BLOCK LOTTO TIME! IMPORTANT TO NOTE! The UNFINISHED BLOCK is 7” x 8” (don’t be like Ellen and trim your unfinished block to 6.5” x 7.5” before reading this). Let’s HAVE FUN with this block:  for the body of the chicken: ANY FABRIC GOES!  background: low volume (white, cream, off white…) Beak: yellow or orange Reddish for the comb (you create the shape) Winner will be drawn at Mad Mod Quilt […]

Don’t stop be-LEAF-ing! October 2022 Block Lotto

Since we don’t have a MMQG meeting in September due to the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show, the next block lotto drawing will be at our October meeting on Thursday 10/13.   So here we are: fall is just around the corner. To honor and celebrate Fall 2022, this block lotto we are going to make a leaf block designed by Amy Smart – Diary of a Quilter (12” block!).  The colors for this block will be a […]

ADDENDUM!: New Block/Link for: August 2022 Block Lotto: Monochromatic Pinwheels!

Monochromatic Light and Dark Pinwheel Blocks to be more specific! We are in the thick of Summer Fun! So for block lotto this month, I’ve decided on something that is quick and fun, so you can still participate in block lotto without spending too much time making your block(s). For these blocks, CONTRAST is the key. Choose two fabrics OF THE SAME COLOR: one light fabric and one dark fabric. This will create a nice […]

I’m seeing STARS (… and STRIPES)!

I generally don’t see myself as a super “patriotic” person.  And I know I am not alone when I express massive levels of stress regarding some current state of affairs.  … in a few weeks it will be 4th of July!  That makes me think of the American Flag.  So despite the mountain we need to climb in regards to many Human Rights and eliminating the NRA, the American Flag represents this country we live in, and there are […]

June: My Favorite Color (RAINBOW)

June is my favorite month! Not just because it is my birthday (June 17th! You can send me cards at 104 Elm… …. Haha, Just kidding!). June is my favorite month because the daylight is long, summer officially begins, …. And June is LGBTQ+ Awareness and Pride month, so that means: RAINBOWS! Rainbows Everywhere! (Rainbow Happy Dance!). In celebration of my favorite color (Rainbow), for June Block Lotto 2022 we will do a Rainbow Log […]

May Flowers (MMQG Block Lotto May ‘22)

Spring is here! Despite the current weather not feeling Spring-like (chilly & rainy), we all know the cliche that gives us HOPE: April showers bring May flowers! Let’s plan on warmer days full of colorful flowers with this month’s block lotto: Tulip Quilt Block from Kristina at Center Street Quilts. Remember that one block = one entry! The Winner will be randomly selected at the May MMQG meeting. Here are the parameters for this block: […]

Quilters Stand For Ukraine (Block Lotto Fundraiser)

I know I am not alone when I say I am horrified about what is happening in Ukraine and I somehow want to help. Thank you to MMQG member Misty for sharing the link which will be our Block Lotto for this month. Pat Sloan has created this page with the free block pattern (Star Within a Star) and also has created a specific link for donations to UNICEF that will go directly to children […]

Feeling Lucky! March ‘22 Block Lotto

Hi MMQG Friends! It was so great to “see” a bunch of you via Zoom at the meeting last week. I’m excited for this month’s SHAMROCK BLOCK! We will be making this fabulous shamrock block designed by Kelli Fannin (instructions below). Parameters: Green Fabric for the shamrock Blue background fabric This was a super fun block to make. I once again used my Pilot Frixion ball Erasable pen (disappears when ironed) to mark the back […]

An Egg-cellent Block Lotto!

Well November is here, and it’s time once again for the always popular chicken block lotto. This has become a tradition for the Mad Mod Quilt Guild, and it always brings out the competitive nature in many of our members! Originally posted on Quilty Love , It was designed by Vicki at Sew Inspired and there is a free tutorial from the designers website. You can find the tutorial HERE. It’s important to note that this block ends up 7″ x […]