August Block Lotto

Here are the Block Lotto details for the month of August! Like having a cherry popsicle by the kiddie pool in the soft grass. The block is an x and + block and the tutorial can be found over here! I haven’t made mine yet, so I don’t have a picture but I can’t wait to see yours. The size of the block for this pattern is 13″ finished. How to play: Make up the […]

July Block Lotto

Summer is in full swing and I’ve got July’s block for you! Here is the color palette, a mix of classic reds and blues with some mint and yellow in for fun. These are what I pulled from my stash. I couldn’t find my box of pale mint green so I went with light blue instead. Please feel free to use white, too. The block is Skinny Churn Dash and can be found HERE. There […]

June Block Lotto

I am so glad summer has finally arrived and I’ve got myself in a lake house (Or summer camp. Are there adult summer camps?) frame of mind. Pine needles and clear water. Paddling canoes and lounging on docks. Campfires and s’mores. This month’s palette is called Lake Tones and it makes me think of all these things. The block is Another Star Block and the pattern can be found HERE. I did mine with the […]

May Block Lotto

The block for May’s lotto is here! This month is a basket weave block from Moda Bakeshop.We’re going to keep this one truly scrappy and not have a color scheme, so just pull what you have from your stash or scrap bin! The cutting instructions are for an entire quilt so here is what you need for one block: White Background: (2) 4″x8″  Color Strips: All are 2.5″ wide               […]

April Block Lotto

I’ve got April’s block for you! This month is Rain or Shine and here is your color inspiration: Basically we’re going for blue and yellow here. Any shade of blue, any shade of yellow. For the block itself we are going to be using our improvisational piecing skills. I know you’ve got ’em! I made this block up so I’ll give you a little tutorial. The idea I’m going for are blue “raindrops” on a […]

March Block Lotto

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I am ready for a change of seasons! I’ve got all things green in my thoughts including this month’s block for the lotto. Two palettes of lovely verdant tones. The pattern this month is the Ribbon Star Block. This one is a smidge on the […]

February Block Lotto

Time for February’s Block Lotto! This month’s palette is a frosty berry smoothie. Lilac, lavender, raspberry, blackberry, and orchid. The block is called Patchwork Wheel and is available here. When they are put together, an X’s and O’s pattern is formed giving a subtle Valentine’s quilt. A few notes for this quilt block: Please use a light grey for the background/ corner fabrics. The circle effect is best achieved when this is a solid or […]

December Block Lotto

Hello! For December’s block we are going to try some paper foundation piecing! The color inspiration: Icy blues and aqua with light grey as the back ground color (a good example is Kona Ash if you’ve got it). I even added a few dark blue-greens and navy. The pattern is called Icky Thump by Julie at 627Handworks and you can get that for free RIGHT HERE.   A few guidelines You will make four of these […]

October Block Lotto!

Hi All! Sorry for the lateness of this post. Some of you suggested a paper piecing block for this month’s lotto. I searched. I tried. I failed. I couldn’t locate a block that fit these criteria: Free, easy enough for beginners, goes with the theme I was looking for, and interesting enough to make me want to complete a few. I tried to make up my own paper piecing pattern but I’m not very proficient […]

September Block Lotto!

Hello everyone! Great work on last month’s blocks. Congratulations to Dayna for winning those beauties! Can’t wait to see your finished quilt. Because our meetings take place at the end of the month, I would like the theme for the lotto to be relevant for the next month. So this month’s blocks have a Halloween vibe to them. This is the color palette. Greys, blacks, oranges, and golds. Spooky. Fabric inspiration: The block, Webs and […]