September 2017 Block Lotto

This month’s block is a scrappy pieced strip block from a tutorial by Mama Love Quilts on the Spoonflower blog: Free piecing quilt block tutorial - Spoonflower Blog – Design & Sell your own Fabric, Wallpaper, and Gift Wrap It’s a simple and fun way to use scrap strips. The Guild provided: One piece of Kona … Continue reading September 2017 Block Lotto

Block Lotto for June/July 2017

EPP Modern Tumbling Blocks There has been a request to have a Block Lotto using the English Paper Piecing technique. A common shape for EPP is the ever-present hexagon. EPP is a great way to hand-piece hexagons and other shapes that present challenges to machine piecing, either because of the small size of the units, … Continue reading Block Lotto for June/July 2017

May 2017 Block Lotto

Here are detailed instructions on how to complete this month's Block Lotto! Thank you Lucinda for coordinating this for the guild. The MQG charity quilt challenge theme is “Modern Traditionalism.” With that idea as our inspiration, this month’s lotto block is a traditional Ohio Star block, shaken up a bit. We’re going to piece it … Continue reading May 2017 Block Lotto

April 2017 Block Lotto

April Block Lotto Here are detailed instructions on how to complete this month's Block Lotto! Thank you Lucinda for coordinating this for the guild. As a compliment to last month’s "Blue Moon" block, this month’s “Comet” block is on the opposite end of the spectrum. Last month’s solid was white, and it used a pattern, … Continue reading April 2017 Block Lotto

March 2017 Block Lotto

Traditional Meets Modern - “Blue Moon” This is a block made up of four Drunkard’s Path units, joined to make a circle. We are using the free tutorial from Stitched by Crystal STITCHED by Crystal: Tutorial: Quilting curves - The Drunkard's Path The tutorial instructions are thorough, with clear pictures of each step, and the … Continue reading March 2017 Block Lotto

February 2017 Block Lotto

Thank you Sandy for organizing this month's Block Lotto and doing a demo of the pattern—it's a paper-pieced coffee mug! Those who signed up received a piece of fabric in Kona Silver and RightPatterns (R)'s Coffee Cup pattern (available on Craftsy.com). Pull any fabrics from your stash to complete the coffee mug. Paper piecing the “steam” is … Continue reading February 2017 Block Lotto

January 2017 Block Lotto

February's Block is inspired by Linda Miller's “Scrappy Lines.” We are changing Miller’s proportions, and using solids instead of prints. Each block is a different shade of off-white, with a single pieced stripe. We are supplying Kona Snow and Moda Eggshell, one piece is 5” x 8.5” and one piece is 2.5” x 8.5”. You … Continue reading January 2017 Block Lotto