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July block lotto – pineapple at the pool

This month for block lotto I’m offering a bit of a freedom, with just a few rules. Let’s make pineapple blocks! I’m not going to give you a pattern or even a tutorial – there are a million of them out there, so warm up your Googler. Make any of the variations or versions – just […]

June block lotto – juicy Ohio Star

For the June 2018 block lotto, we’re doing a traditional Ohio Star block that finishes 10.5″ (11″ unfinished). I have a collection of 5″ charm squares I want to use, and those pre-cuts work well for this size: each block element (just squares and hourglasses) will need to be trimmed to 4″ before assembly to […]

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 […]

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