Saturday, January 31, 2009



  1. Deborah- Littledeb
  2. Jonna- JDO
  3. Terri-Terri5510
  4. Gail-gblowe *newbie!
  5. Kristin-abxkris

Congratulations, everyone.

Laurie's Blocks

Laurie (laurielt) made these four blocks and added them at the last possible moment, bringing our total for the month to a whopping 248.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Lou Joins the Block Lotto

Lou has been a member of the Quilting Forum for a while and is one of the Swap Hostesses on the forum, but this month, she's a NEWBIE as she enters the block lotto for the first time with these nine bow tie blocks.

Welcome Lou!

Our new total-so-far this month is 244 blocks.

Ivi Makes Two More Blocks

Ivi (brazilianquilter) found more plaids and made two more blocks.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kelly Pushes Us to FIVE Winners

Kelly (mingtoy52) made 10 extra bow tie blocks to push us past the number needed for FIVE WINNERS this month.

We now have a total so far of 233 blocks. Thank you, Kelly.

Ginny Joins the Block Lotto

Ginny (brooklynquilter) joined the block lotto with these three blocks.

Welcome and good luck, Ginny!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ivi's Blocks from Brazil

Ivani (brazilianquilter) has joined the block lotto this month from Brazil. Here are her Bow Tie blocks.

Welcome Ivi.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dazelaw's Blocks

Here are my blocks for the month, Shelli

Gail B Joins the Block Lotto

Gail (gblowe) joined the block lotto this month and made these four great Bow Tie blocks.

Welcome Gail!

Our new total-so-far this month is 196 blocks.

Kathie Makes 5 More Blocks

Kathie (kplaposata) made 4 blocks earlier then decided to buy more fabrics . . . and made 5 more blocks for a total of 9 for her and new Block Lotto total so far this month of 192 blocks.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Kelly's Bow Ties

Kelly (mintoy52) made these 9 blocks.

The new total so far this month is 183.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Michelle (Momof11)'s January Bow Ties

I got my new machine and tested it out sewing 9 blocks for the lotto. The middle one might be pushing the definition of plaid a little....The new machine works great, and the 1/4" seam is right where it should adjustments or learning curve.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ljrandolph's bow tie blocks...

Kate's bow ties

At last - nine bow ties (I promise the top left purple really is a plaid, even if it doesn't look it from the photo). These were quick blocks to make - the delay for me was in having no plaids in my stash!

Shelleys Bow Ties

Shelley (madme) made these eight blocks. I see a bow tied heart in the blocks laid out this way ;-)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wilma's Bow Ties

Here are eight more great bow tie blocks from Wilma (WilmaNC). I love the background fabric she used.

I think that's one of the things I love best about the block lotto–seeing the wide variety of fabrics we all choose.

One of the other things I love is seeing the quilts that the winners make from their blocks . . . hint, hint, hint . . .

Our total so far this month is now 139 blocks–enough for three winners ;-)

CathySews Bow Tie Blocks

Here are my six bow tie blocks for January.

These were fast and fun to make.

Please donate my chances this month :o)


Mary Jane's blocks

Here are Mary Jane's 9 for January 2009.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blocks from Kathie, Caroline, Gail, Barbara & Kris

These were posted on the forum, but not on the blog . . . remember anyone can sign up to be an author on our group blog and share their block photos directly. I will try to capture everyone's photos . . . but sometimes life–or the lack of a good internet connection–gets in my way.

From Kathie (kplaposta) - a newbie :-)

From Caroline (quiltermomma1):

From Gail (lvgg):

From Barbara (zizzybob):

And five of these from Kris (abxkris):

I can't believe how many different plaids we've seen so far.

Sylvia's Bow Tie Blocks

Sylvia (Imjin53) sent these 8 bow tie blocks to me this morning. Can you believe all the great plaids everyone has found this month?

Sylvia's blocks bring us to a total so far of 112 blocks.

Last Nine Blocks from rho for Jan

I think I've run my course for submissions. I'd better push on to something else. These, I believe, will be my final for the month of January.
It was fun. I hope that you'all enjoyed/are enjoying this month's block lotto as much as I have.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

10 more Plaid Bow Ties.... rho

I've made 10 more - I'm just having so much fun making them. You can make a few in a very few minutes. It's almost ....... trance-like!

Attached here and in the forum for January, I've posted 3 different views of the same 10 blocks. It was amazing to see how different these can look. This will be a beautiful quilt for whoever wins.......

Thanks Sophie for picking such an easy block this month, with a 12" block option!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Melissa's Bow Ties

Here are my seven blocks for this month...I like them so much i'm making 12" ones and have already started a quilt top (:

5 more Plaid Bow Ties..... from rho

'Here are 5 more Plaid Bow Ties for January's Block Lotto.........

Friday, January 2, 2009

Béa's Bow Ties

Béatrice (Béapatch) was the first to post her lotto blocks on the forum . . . but apartment hunting slowed me down and I am playing catch-up on the blog. Here are her pretty blocks.

Fabric Poll Results

At the end of last year, 41 people responded to the Fabric poll. Before I remove the poll from the sidebar, I want to record the results.

30s Repros: 21 votes - 51%
Christmas Prints 18 votes - 43 %
Asian Prints - 17 votes - 41%
CW Repros: 14 votes - 34%
Kid Novelties 11 votes - 26 %
Flannels 11 votes - 26%
Homespun Plaids votes 9 - 21%
Adult Novelties 9 votes - 21 %
None of these please 3 votes - 7 %

Thanks to everyone who voted and participated in brainstorming discussion on the forum. I hope the block lotto continues to enjoy the amazing success we've had in the past few years.

Terri's January Bow Ties

Here are my 8 blocks for this month's lotto. I really enjoyed making them! Good choice Sophie!

rho's January Lotto Blocks - BowTie

Rho's blocks for Jan. 09.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sandy's Four Blocks

Here are my blocks. I don't think I'll be making anymore this month.

Mad for Plaid Bow Tie Blocks

The January Lotto Block was originally called Neck Tie, in both versions we're making, but is now more commonly known as Bow Tie.

Bow Tie Block #6 Bow Tie Block #3
Bow Tie Block #1 Bow Tie Block #5

For links to the patterns, fabric guidelines and discussion, click over to the forum discussion on