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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. – (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: 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 […]

July Quilt Block Lotto – Boomerang!

This month’s lotto block is a paper piecing pattern and tutorial provided by Trina Peterson using a nice vintage color palette supplied by Wendy Franczak…thanks, ladies!  If you’ve never tried the paper piecing technique (or maybe never even heard of it!), this one is about as simple as it gets…you can do this! You’ll learn […]

June block lotto

Happy June, warm days, summer is here!  No correlation to this month’s color palette, necessarily, I just liked the way everything played together so well in this photo 🙂  Mustard, eggplant, dark navy, and teal. For the block design you get your choice of two, each one a negative of other.  Or, you can do both!  You […]

May Block Lotto – Red and White Twin Sisters

OK, I wasn’t able to do the ‘choose your own adventure’ block this month…apologies 🙁 It will come back at some point, though! I was inspired by the simplicity of the Cherry Jubilee ‘show within a show’ at the International Quilt Festival last month in Chicago, so that’s the color palette this month: red and […]

April block lotto – scrappy strips, warm and cool

Kristin Gumbinger shared this block idea w/ me shortly before the last meeting. I didn’t have a block yet for April, so it worked perfectly!  You can chose to make scrappy strips in a warm palette (reds, oranges, pinks, golds) or a cool palette (blues, greens, purples).  The block is 18″ finished, so 18.5″ unfinished. […]

May-be Someday Block Lotto

May 14th, 1787 was the date earmarked for the Constitutional Convention to take place in Philadelphia, PA to form a more perfect union of the then 13 newly independent states.  Only two delegates showed up on time, some states boycotted altogether, but a quorum of seven state delegates was secured on May 25th, initiating the […]


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