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 […]

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 […]