Thursday, April 02, 2009

So now I can tell you

On National Quilting Day, I was sorting through my scraps, pulling fabrics for April Block Lotto and working on the Thrifty quilt block directions so I could send it to the "sneek peekers"–anyone who enters a block a week early or earlier gets advance word on the next month's block. It seemed like a fine way to spend National Quilting Day, but . . . although I might have talked about it, I couldn't share any of the photos until the April Lotto Block, Thrifty, was public on April 1.

I decided I would pull out fabrics from my small scraps that fit the guidelines for the month and make as many blocks as I could. Using up the last bits of some favorite fabrics in the monthly lotto has been really enjoyable for me. Most of these are no wider than 2.5 inches. From this handful of scraps . . .

Fabric Scraps I used to make blocks

. . . I made these fifteen blocks for the block lotto.


I think this basic block, first published in the late 30's, has possibilities, in scrap quilts, as an alternate block, as a border, used an the bones for an I-spy quilt. I have a small project started and hope to share some directions for that, too. But first, we're having fun making lotto blocks. Lots of quilters who received the sneek peek email made early blocks and we already have 79 blocks entered into the lotto . . . we're off to a good start. Obviously my 15 helped fuel the fire, which was my intention; players can enter a max of 9 times, but as I have, are free to make more to sweeten the pot. We'd love to have some newbies join us . . . if this Good and Plenty candy-colored colorway appeals, click on over and play with us this month!

5 comments:

Ruth said...

I love this Good & Plenty quilt! I like the Thrifty block and how it works so well with black and white. I might have to try something with this block someday.

Nicholas said...

Hi Sophie, Love the blocks.How are you liking Texas by now?

Sheri said...

Once again, I'm Nicholas, Sorry forget to make sure I'm logged in and not grandson
Sheri

Rian said...

That is a great block, but I really love your fabrics--the colors are wonderful. Good & Plenty is a great title.

Collagemama said...

My junior high school colors were pink and black, which we thought very embarassing in the late Sixties. The color combo gets more appealing as I age.

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