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 […]

X’s and O’s

Though the history regarding the symbolism of X’s and O’s at the end of a letter or note is long and contested, we have all probably used this familiar, affectionate closing in a letter or card to a loved one or been the recipient of such a signature. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there will be a lot of X’s and O’s everywhere. I’ve already seen it on a couple of mugs and […]

I Can Do The Splits! Can you?

One of the great joys of quilting is pulling together a color palette for your next project, and we all have our favorites that maybe we fall back on too easily. One of the easiest ways to start to mix colors together is to use its compliment. For any color, the complimentary color is it’s opposite on the color wheel; red and green, yellow and violet, blue and orange are all complimentary color combinations. Sometimes […]

More Scrappy Improv!

Whoooosh! There went July, and here we are ready for the August Block Lotto. This month we are continuing with another little scrappy, improv block. I took inspiration for this month block lotto from the Emerald Coast Modern Quilt Guild who did a similar block lotto a little more than a year ago.  I am tweaking their version (they used 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ squares and only pink scraps) for our guild in the hopes that […]

July Block Lotto – Modern Churn Dash

Greetings! Dustin here, and I am launching my first block lotto for the month of July! This was inspired by a post on Facebook from member Cathy Birkholz. Please check out this video for some tips and ideas to make a traditional churn dash block, play with proportion and then another that gets a little wonky! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrkGyNuPbX0 PLEASE NOTE! We are not going to use the “required fabrics” as stated in the video, but we […]