A year ago, I planned to make a sampler from the 9-inch lotto blocks we would make in 2012. A few days ago, I actually started making the blocks. Here's my set of 12.
This quilt will be a proof of concept of my ideas about putting together a set of blocks for the lotto each year that not only represent a variety of techniques and skill-sets (and a learning experience for beginners), but will play nicely in a sampler for those that choose to make a set of blocks for themselves. For 2012, I wanted to choose blocks that would play well in a sampler designed with a modern quilt aesthetic.
I believe that choosing blocks that share characteristics with some of the other blocks, none would end up being the one block that's not like the others and looks like it doesn't belong and they will all play nicely together. So, last year, we had:
Blocks made from geometric units
Other figurative block designs
Etc., including blocks with skinny inserts, traditional block patterns, liberated blocks ....
If you are curious about any of the individual blocks, you can find the block patterns (and photos of more examples made for the Block Lotto last year) in the 2012 Block Lotto Index on blocklotto.com
Now I just need to make a quilt and decide if my ideas work. But first I'll be quilting and finishing my quilt for the In Your Words blog hop which begins today.
Did you spend the weekend working on something you planned or, like me, were you distracted by an idea that continued to assert itself?