Monday, June 15, 2015

Did I mention that ... I won!

I rarely put my name into the drawing for the monthly Block Lotto–in fact it has been more than 5 years since the last time.  Part of the reason is that I am so SLOW to finish the quilts made from the blocks.

Last month,  the long Bargello 9-Patch blocks weren't so popular and few seemed to see the design possibilities that I saw in it, so I put my name into the hat and won.   Here are the blocks I've received so far, on my design wall.

Lotto Blocks on the Design Wall

They are laid out in an approximation of one of the quilt layout ideas I had for the block, shown here in a quick and dirty EQ7 quilt design, using 3-inch strips of yellow and gold fabrics to turn pairs of the 4 1/2 by 18 inch blocks into 18-inch squares.

I am waiting for blocks from 4 more quilters–some of which are literally coming form half-way around the world.

In any event, I won't have another chance to play with them until after my move (and all that unpacking). 

7 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

So where are you headed?

QuiltSwissy said...

I need to start back up making blocks. Congrats on the win, I am sure you will make a beautiful quilt with the blocks.

Have you found a place?

Kathryn said...

Great idea for setting these or any set of 9 patches. The two tones of yellow make a difference. Good luck.

Ramona said...

I really like your design idea for the blocks you won. Congrats! And good luck with your move.

Marlene said...

What an unusual block. Congratulations on winning them. They will make a great quilt.

joe tulips said...

I love this layout! I think it's my favorite so far!

Laurina said...

I know this will turn out beautifully and your layout really makes the blocks a feature. BTW, being halfway around the world and being late are two different things - I'm late (post office is on my agenda today).

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