Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Congratulations, December Winners

Congratulations to our last winners of 2008:

Markelas (Kelly) (mingtoy52) -- 64 blocks

Shelley (madme3) -- 56 blocks

Barbara (zizzybob) -- 51 blocks

I can't wait to see the beautiful quilts I know you are going to make from these sunny blocks.

We ended the year with an unbelievable total of 2134 lotto blocks for the year. Wow!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mary' Jane's Revised 8

Let's try these 9. I know I only get 8 chances, but I made 9 by the time I tried to fix and started over.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Lori in SD Blocks

Saw these on a blog and had to join in. Lori in SD

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Melissa's Puzzles

These are my blocks for December. They were fun and once you get going, they come together pretty quick.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sylvia's blocks

Here are Syvlia's blocks - like many of us this month, she's got one to swap around (the brown one) before sending them on, but plenty of time to do that before the end of the month...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Judee's blocks

6 blocks from Judee (3199)

Wilma's blocks for December

8 blocks from Wilma - WilmaNC

Blocks from Beatrice

4 blocks from Beatrice (beapatch)

Michelle's December Blocks

8 blocks from Michelle (momof11)

Mary Jane's 8 For December

Here ya' go.

Yankee Puzzle in December


This month, we are making 6 inch (6.5" unfinished) Yankee Puzzle blocks in yellow combined with the fabric of your choice.

(these were made by me - and yes, I have just noticed the top right one is backwards!)

For guidelines and instructions, click on over to the forum discussion on - link is in the sidebar.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Amish Houses

Here are my 2 blocks for this month's lotto. I am very low on black fabric so this was all I could make this month.


Friday, November 21, 2008

CathySews November Blocks

Here are my four blocks for November. I love to paper piece :o) Please donate my chances this month. Cathy

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My sorry little house

This is the sorry little house that Pat built. I may make one or two more before the end of the month. This was rather a challenge and not so much in a good way ;o)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Momof11's blocks (a start)

Well, three is better than none. I'm not sure if I'll get more done later, but here are the three I did last night and this morning.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mary Jane's Five for November

I still am not a fan of paper piecing and this did not change my mind.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pamela's Houses

Here are my blocks for this month. Sorry about it being crooked. : )

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Rho's blocks

Here are 8 blocks from Rho - she has used a black on black print, with some lovely tonal fabrics for the houses.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Block Size Poll Results

Before I replace the block size poll with something new, I wanted to record our results:

40 people voted in the poll asking what size blocks for 2009 and the results were:

Six (6) inch - 12 votes (30%)
Mixed sizes - 9 votes (22%)
Eight 8) inch - 7 votes (17%)
Twelve (12) inch - 6 votes (15%)
Nine (9) inch - 4 votes (10%)
Ten (10) inch - 2 votes (5%)

In addition to another poll about fabrics, I also started a Brainstorming discussion on the forum--if you have a great block idea or theme idea or just a wild new idea for the block lotto for next year, please come join us:

Let's Brainstorm Block Lotto 2009

Amish Houses in November

The Lotto Block for November is this simple paper pieced house block made in an Amish-inspired color-way. Here are four blocks made by Béatrice.

For PFP template and fabric information, click over to the November forum discussion on is in the sidebar.

Friday, October 31, 2008

October Winners

Our October Winners:

Melissa (QuiltingPrincess1)

Erin (magicoffabric)

Congratulations, ladies !!

Friday, October 24, 2008

flying black birds

Here are my blocks for this month, one extra just to make it even. Great block, and I am going to mix my extras with other colors when the swap is over. Michele M Jonesboro

Thursday, October 16, 2008

October Lotto Blocks

Here are my 8 blocks for this month
Laura Randolph

Kate's birds

Here are 8 blocks - these are so simple, I might have to do them in another colourway as a little baby quilt...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pat K's Oct. Blackird Blocks

Here is my Delta Squadron ready to fly the coop! I really enjoyed making these birds. The block is simpler to construct than it looks. I love the black on sky blue (my favorite color) ;o)

Pat K's Oct. Blackbird Blocks

Here is my Delta Squadron ready to fly the coop

Monday, October 13, 2008

Louise's Hand-Pieced Darting Birds

Louise (LousieMS) is opting, once again to donate her chances for these three Darting Bird blocks. Thank you, Louise.

Sylvia's Blocks

Here are Sylvia's (imjin53) eight Darting Bird blocks for October. I love the blue sky fabrics.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

MJ's Corrections

Misha kindly found two blocks with pieces out of place in my post. Excellent eyes!!
Thank you for pointing it out to me and they have now been corrected.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mary Jane's Eight for October

Here ya' go. While it didn't rain all day, I managed to avoid having to venture too far from home and got these done.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Wilma's Darting Bird Blocks

Wilma (wilmaNC) made these eight blocks.

Our new total so far this month is 52 blocks.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Melissa's lil black birdies

Hey all,

Here are 6 black birds for the drawing this month. These were fun and they just "flew"

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Bird Joining the Flock

At first I wasn't sure I would like this block, but after making a couple I can see where it will be one I will use again. I may make some more, but for now I will toss these two into the hat for the drawing.
Block Lotto

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Darting Birds Virtual Quilt

Janet created this month's virtual quilt, using her quilt design for this block and block photos from sneek peekers Béatrice, Judy (possumtownquilter) and Michelle (momof10).

Darting Birds Virtual quilt

For directions for the quilt, see Janet's article on the Quilting site on, Darting Birds Quilt.

Michelle (Momof11)'s Blocks for October

here they are...Only 4 this month. I have too many irons in the fire right now and no time to look for more blue fabric....who knows, maybe later in the month if I run across the fabric needed. This is one easy block! I think the Zebra bird is my favorite of these 4.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008