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 […]

MAY(be) try FPP!

First off, my pun game is sad. We miss Dustin! He will be back with the Block Lotto cleverness for June’s block. For now we are stuck with me, and MAY(be) try FPP! Pattern: https://weallsew.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/04/Simple-Star-Paper-Piecing-Pattern.pdf Print four to make one 10″ block. Yes, you will need to sew them together for each Block Lotto entry! [Credit: Pattern is from this Bernina tutorial on We All Sew.] Leave the paper in! FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING SUPPLIES Paper & Printer: Print patterns and […]

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 […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things!

Using the instructions on Sew Fresh Quilts, we will be making the Winter Mittens block for our January Block Lotto drawing. For the background please use a white on white print fabric such as the Better Basics Tiny Houndstooth White available at Blue Bar Quilts, or our friends at The Electric Needle also have this Mini Madness Hashmark – White on White print. Either would be perfect for this block! The mittens themselves can be […]

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 […]

It’s BL-OCTOBER Lotto!

Hi Friends! Thanks for hanging with me during these strangest of days. I have put together a block lotto for October! Included is an instruction sheet for what I hope is a fast fun block for you. Additionally, please get scrappy with this one. As the sheet explains, I chose the size to help you use up any jelly roll leftovers along with other things in your stash. Once you have made your block or […]

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 […]