Saturday, May 31, 2008

And the Winners Are . . .

1. Laurie (nlaurie)

2. Ellen (kellen46)


4. Cindi (zoopme)

5. Laurie (laurielt)

Congrulations, Ladies.

Laura's Buckeye Beauty Blocks

Today is the last day to enter Buckeye Beauty Blocks. Here are eight from Laura (ljrandolph).

Our new total for May is 268 blocks!!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Cindi's Buckeye Beauty Blocks

Here are eight blocks from Cindi (zoopme). We now have a total-so-far of 260 blocks for May.

With a few more last minute entries, we could have a new most-popular ever month for the block lotto.

More Buckeye Beauty Blocks from Laurie

Laurie (laurielt) has completed her set of 8 blocks. Here they are.

Our new May total so far is 252 blocks.

Buckeye Beauties from Donna

Donna (pinky.hugs) made these eight blocks, just in time to enter for this month's lotto.

Deb (littledeb) is adding 4 extra blocks to the pot, pushing our total this month so far to 247, which makes May our second most successful month in Block Lotto history. Woo hoo!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

More Blocks from Erin

Erin (purple3ed) made four more blocks.

Her total is now eight. Our group total for the month so far is now 235.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Judee's Blocks

Judee (3199) made these six blocks.

Pat (phx515) has generously added 4 extra blocks to the pot, pushing out total for the month so far to 231. We'll definitely be having FIVE WINNERS.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Jana's Buckeye Beauty Blocks

Jana (blueladyJL) has joined the Block Lotto this month. Welcome Jana.

Here is a photo of her 6 blocks--taken with her cell phone . . . gotta love technology.

Our new total for the month is 221 . . . making this the third most popular lotto month ever after March 2008 (floral shoofly) and January 2007 (blue & white double 4-patch pairs).

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Terri's FINISHED Double 4-Patch Quilt


Wilma's Blocks

Wilma (WilmaNC1) is another Block Lotto newbie with beautiful Buckeye Beauty Blocks. Welcome Wilma.

Wilma's blocks bring our May total to 215 which is a new third highest ever for the lotto. (Only 13 more needed for FIVE WINNERS with six days to go.)

More Buckeye Beauty Blocks from Kylie

Kylie (freyja801) made four more blocks.

These blocks make 8 for Kylie and 211 blocks for the month so far . . .

Deb's Shoo Fly Quilt (in Progress)

More Lotto Quilts are being made. Check out Deb's (littledeb) progress on her Shoo Fly quilt.

I love the pink she used in the alternate blocks. She also added the names of the people who made the blocks she won. I can't wait to see this one finished.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Buckeye Beauties from Kathy, Kelly & Laurie T

Kathy (kjt959) made these 6 blocks.

Kelly (mingtoy52) joined the Block Lotto this month and made these eight blocks. Welcome Kelly.

Laurie (laurielt) made these three blocks . . . and promises more--she wanted to be sure to get in on the sneek peek for the June block today.

With these blocks, we now have 207 for May so far and . . . drumroll please . . .


It's incredible. We didn't hit the 1000 mark until some time in October last year (and we never made 1000 blocks in any previous year.) You all are incredible.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Randi's Buckeye Beauty Blocks

Here are Randi's Buckeye Beauties.

My Quilting 028

Her 8 blocks bring our May total to 190 blocks (and our total for the year to 990).

Kate's Little Basket Quilt

Kate made this little quilt from a single BIG lotto block (made by Michelle)--one of a set she won last year. Isn't it adorable?

(She's using the extra chance she earned for the effort for this month's drawing).

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Blocks from Ellen and Peggy

Ellen (kellen46) and Peggy (PeggyinNO) are both first timers this month. Welcome newbies!

Ellen made these 16 blocks. Check out the great scrappy ones.

Peggy made these 8 blocks.

Our new total so far this month is 182 . . . and we've crossed the milestone for a 4 winner month. Yay!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Libby's Blocks

Libby (ybbilnosuh) has joined the Block Lotto (welcome Libby!) and entered these blocks.

Our new total for May is 158.

Blocks from Last Week

I was distracted last week with a bit of a medical crisis and the scramble that followed and so didn't get around to posting these wonderful blocks from Cathy (cathysews), Debbie (dzrunner), Erin (purple3ed), Kylie (freyja80), Pat (phx515) and Sharon (lea2oh) . . . until now. Enjoy.

Here are Cathy's 8 blocks. She's donating her chances this month.

Debbie's 8 blocks,

And Erin's 4 Blocks. Erin is a newbie this month. Welcome ;-)

Kylie also made 4 blocks,

Here are Pat's 8 blocks,

And two from Sharon.

All these blocks brought our May total to 150.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Blocks from Anna and Cat

Anna (1kwltr) made four blocks and donated her chances this month.

And Cathy (collectincat) made these 8 blocks.

And our new total is 116 blocks. The winners are going to receive a wonderful variety of scrappy purples and greens this month. I can't wait to see the quilts they make from these blocks.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Blocks from Mary Jane

Four pairs of blocks from Mary Jane (mjontebeau) brings our running total to 104 blocks.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Blocks from Tina and Maz

Tina (tee1129) and Maz (marilynml) have each made 4 pairs of blocks . . . bringing our total so far this month to 96 blocks.

Here are Tina's 8 blocks.

And Marilyn's.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Deb's Buckeye Beauty Blocks

Deb (littledeb) made these eight blocks.

Our May total so far: 80 blocks.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Buckeye Beauties from Sara and Rho

More blocks from sneek peekers are giving me the feeling this could be another popular block.

Sara made these eight blocks (arranged as purple path and green path blocks).

And Rho made these four pairs.

Before we officially begin the month, we already have 36 pairs - 72 blocks!!

Sylvia's and Laurie's Blocks

Sylvia made four pairs (eight blocks) of Buckeye Beauties.

And so did Laurie.

Blocks from Barbara and Kate

Barbara (zissybob) and Kate (katelnorth) are two more of the sneek peekers who made these beautiful blocks.

Eight Buckeye Beauties from Kate.

And eight more from Barbara.

Michelle and Terri's Buckeye Beauties

Michelle (momof11) and Terri (Terri5510) wasted no time making blocks when they received the sneek peek.

Here are Michelle's blocks . . .

And Terri's.

Didn't they get us off to a beautiful start?

And here are my eight blocks.

Eight Buckeye Beauty Blocks

Buckeye Beauty

In May, we are making PAIRS of Buckeye Beauty blocks in green-purple combinations on white-on-white backgrounds.

Four Buckeye Beauty BlockS

The purple and green combination was one we discussed on the forum a while ago when we were brainstorming ideas for the lotto. Then I saw this baby quilt while blog-surfing in January--I loved the block/color combination and quickly added it to the list for the lotto.

The directions for making the blocks and fabric/color guidelines can be found on the Quilting on, 6" Buckeye Beauty Block for Beginner Block Lotto - May 2008

The May block lotto discussion on the forum begins here.

You may make up to 8 blocks (4 pairs) to enter in the block lotto.

To enter your blocks into the lotto:
  1. Share a photo of your block(s) by attaching it to a forum message, posting it on a blog or photo site and linking to it from a forum message or post a message on the forum letting me know that you are sending it to me via email so I can share it with everyone.
  2. Send me your name and mailing address via email (if I don't already have it from a precious month). I need your email address so that I can send you the sneek peek (if your blocks are made at least one week before the end of the month). I need your name and address so that if you win the drawing, I can let everyone know where to send your blocks.
Several of the sneek peekers have already made their buckeye beauty blocks and we have 72 blocks entered in the lotto already. You can see them here: May Photos.

Last month we had another month of 200-plus blocks and multiple winners. Thanks to everyone for continuing to make the monthly Beginner Block Lotto a huge success.