Monday, December 03, 2012

Silver Linings and the Last Lotto Blocks of 2012

Star-Crossed BlockI finally caught the bug that's been going around the office, came home Friday feeling horrible, and headed straight to bed.

As pretty much all I wanted to do was sleep, my weekend plans changed dramatically ... and I pushed off holiday decorating for a week.

But my low-energy state was perfect for spending time in the studio. Though I mostly hung out with the cats on the chaise and watched holiday movies,  I also made some Star-Crossed blocks for the December Block Lotto.

Star-Crossed Block Pattern CoverWe're making completely scrappy blocks in three fabrics of the quilter's choice. Mine were made from a combination of fabrics that I'd recently pulled out for other projects and some larger scrap (you need about a 10" square to make the star points or the background.

I also had time to finish up the directions for making the block.  The blocks on the cover were made by Maree, Toni and me.

You can download a copy (PDF format) of the directions here: Star-Crossed Block.

I think this block has lots of possibilities–whether you go scrappy or use a defined 3-color combination.  I also think it will place nicely with other blocks.  I think a 2 block quilt made from this block and the Hot-Crossed 9-patch could be interesting.

I also finished a project ... but wanted to put it through the washer and dryer for some crinkly goodness before I photographed it.  Stay tuned ... and in the meantime, check out what other quilters have going in the links at the bottom of Judy's Design Wall Monday.


Bonnie said...

What a nice looking block. I always get way more ideas from links Mondays. I Need a way to keep them straight!

Maree said...

I think it could make a great christmas quilt in greens and reds.

Cathy said...

I love this block. Thanks for the directions. I see one in my future. I also didn't know about Block Lotto. I may just join in one of these days!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this block and your color combos are great. Hope you are feeling better.

Linda in Calif. said...

This really is a cool block. It seems to always look good no matter what colors it's done it. I haven't played block lotto in a while, I sure did enjoy it when I did. I'm going to have to see about making time for it.

Linda in Calif. said...

P.S. I like the scrappy look of this one.

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