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 […]

August Block Lotto

Hello all! Ready this month’s block lotto?! The color palette is a mix of warm and cool jewel tones. Here are some fabrics I pulled for some inspiration: The block design is the Pineapple Blossom block from Quiltville. There is a full tutorial on that page and I will also give you a quick rundown of the instructions here. What you need: 5 – 3.5″ squares cut from white fabric.  2-  2 x 3.5″ rectangles […]

July Block Lotto

Here is the color palette, a cool take on patriotic for the month of July: This is the block: Starburst Sparklers! Instructions for the block can be found in this tutorial. This block should finish up at 10 inches. I think it is a good starting place for those of you who haven’t done improv work but still fun for those who are pros at it!  How to play: Make up the block for the […]

June Block Lotto!

Here is the skinny on June’s Block Lotto! Let’s start with the block. Here are the instructions. It’s a little bit more on the traditional side but still a fun block! It finishes up at 9 1/2″. And the color palette: A refreshing mix of mint, tangerine, and lemon. Just look at that! Doesn’t that get you in the mood for summer? These are just a few fabrics I pulled from my stash for some […]