Here comes the Sun!

So last month’s block lotto was berry, berry successful! By the time all was said and done we had 59 blocks, and the winner was Betty Slinger. Congrats Betty. We can’t wait to see how you jam these all together into a quilt! This month we are going to pay homage to summer again, with one of the favorite flowers of the season, the sunflower! We are going to keep things scrappy again this month, […]

A Berry Good Idea!

Summer is here and it’s time for shorts, sunscreen and STRAWBERRIES!!! This time of year offers many wonderful things, but one of my favorites has to be fresh picked strawberries. I think they might also be one of Marian Stimson’s favorites too, because she sent me a link to a berry fun pattern! It’s a quilt designed by Elizabeth Hartman and the pattern can be downloaded for free on the Robert Kaufman site here. The […]

Ch-ch-chaaaaaain, Chain of…

For the June meeting, our Block Lotto block will be the fun and dynamic Chain Link Block. The block comes together pretty quickly, and can efficiently chain pieced! We will be using up our remaining stash of Bella Solid Off White and Quotation Mark Plus – Ink which we have used in our previous two block lottos. This is a big block and it will finish at 14″ x 14″. The instructions this month come […]

This is a BIG PLUS!

Hello Quilters! It’s spring, and I think we need something fresh, bright and bold! I was inspired by a few quilts I saw online and decided to draft this up. For this block (and the next two), we will be using two required fabrics. The first is Bella Solids Off White, and the second is Moda Quotation Plus in Ink. Both of these are available from Blue Bar Quilts. I’m not going to tell you […]

Inside and Out!

Greetings from inside! That’s kind of odd to say because I never really post these things when I’m outside, but for those of us here in Wisconsin outside isn’t really even an option right now! THIS is quilt weather folks, and I for one have been under one or had one really close by for about a week now. The block lotto for this month is one I am calling Inside and Out. I was […]

Oh No-vember You Didn’t?!?

Oh yes I did! Who had the chicken block on their 2020 Bingo card? This is hands down the most talked about quilt block lotto ever! Originally debuting in 2018 for the November meeting, Trish Franklin laid this lotto down both declaring her love of chickens and setting into motion a chain of events few could have seen coming. I know it may bring up some difficult feelings for some of you, but it’s just […]

Running Hot and Cold!

Hello fellow quilters! As if things weren’t crazy enough, the weather has me running around in circles. I took my dogs for a walk the other day, and it felt kind of cool out. By the time I got home though, I had my sweatshirt around my waist and had seriously asked myself if my underwear could pass for shorts at the turn for home. For the record, they cannot. My tulips though have been […]

I can’t wait for May!

April showers, bring May flowers, but I live in Wisconsin, so I’ll be blunt. I need flowers and I want them now! Spring is such a wonderful season, and although our winter wasn’t too bad, I’m happy to have a little more sun at the end of my day, a lighter jacket and what I hope will soon be tulips and daffodils poking out of my flower beds. This hope and day dreams of the […]

March Mod-ness!

I love the many ways that creativity and inspiration develop. I rarely find it to be a singular, thunder-bolt moment, but more like an entire front of weather; a shift in atmosphere, a change in the sky, the temperature moves , thunder claps or just there is just a little rain, and then we find ourselves on the other side, somewhere new. Sometimes you just look at things a little differently and sometimes you’re Dorothy, […]