Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June Lotto Recap

Recapping the June 2009 Block Lotto, here are the blocks made, donated and won ;-)
  • Barbara - 6
  • Celine - 9
  • Christine - 3 (donate)
  • Debbie - 3
  • Gail - 9
  • Ginny - 9 *** Winner # 3 ***
  • Julie - 6 (donate)
  • Kate - 9
  • Kathie - 9 +6 (extras) *** Winner # 1 ***
  • Kathy - 2 (donate)
  • Laura - 9
  • Marie - 9 *** newbie ***
  • Mary Jane - 9
  • Melissa - 3
  • Pat - 9
  • Rho - 2
  • Sharon - 3 (donate)
  • Shelley - 6
  • Shelley - 6
  • Sophie - 9 (added after the end of the month - Hostess guilt)
  • Sylvia - 9 *** Winner # 2 ***
  • Terri - 4


Drum roll please>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The June winners are:

Kathie - wins 48 blocks
Sylvia - wins 48 blocks
Ginny - wins 38 blocks

Super congratulations to the winners!


Nothing like waiting for the last min...

Woo hoo! I made it!! Here are my three blocks for this month! But I'm not really into the 30's repo prints (I traded some scraps with a friend to get the fabric for these) So please just donate my chances for this month :) Thanks! ~~Christine

Kathy's blocks

Kathy made these blocks really early this month, but we had some problems between us in email and I never got the images.

She tried again this morning and it worked. Yay! Our total-so-far this month is 131 blocks–enough for THREE WINNERS!

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Deadline is NOON Tomorrow

The deadline for entering blocks is 12:00 Noon (Eastern time) June 30.

I have a meeting tomorrow morning and won't be back until a little later to check for last minute entries before I finalize the list for the drawing and email it to Jill, one of our winners from last month who will be choosing our winners for June.

Marie's 9th Block

Here's Marie's third log cabin block and 9th block for the month.

. . . and a photo of all three log cabin blocks.

Six More.

Here are my six...that's all for me for this month. I really like 30's colors...any kind of repro actually but I don't work with them very often.

Welcome Marie

Marie has joined the block lotto and made these eight blocks . . . she has one more in progress.

Welcome Marie! We're glad you found us and decided to play.

Marie's blocks and Rho's bring our total-so-far this month to 122 blocks. We're 10 blocks away from enough for a third winner . . . anyone else thinking of making any last minute blocks besides me?

rho's June Blocks

Here are my 1st and maybe only 2 blocks for June.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

6 more blocks for the June lotto

I have finally managed to finish an extra 6 blocks for this month lotto. I have made 3 Friendship Stars and 3 Shoo Fly blocks in addition to the 3 Churn Dash that I had posted about before I went away on holiday in Spain with my family (first holiday for my 4-month old daughter!) Patterns for the Friendship Stars and the Churn Dash have been adapted from the quilterscache website from Marcia Hohn's free patterns. Here are my 6 new blocks:


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kate's blocks for June

Finally got ahold of some 30s repros, so here are a few (ok, 9) blocks for the lotto... However, I'm not a big 30s person, so I'll donate my chances this month... Good luck ladies!

The (overdue) Sneak Peek has been MAILED

I'm sorry for the delay everyone.

If your name is on the list in the right side bar, you should have received sneak peek email from me this morning. If not, please let me know ASAP.

If you have entered blocks this month and your name hasn't been added to the list, also please let me know ASAP.

Thanks and also thanks for understanding while I struggle with my current dose of LIFE. I hope all the sneak peekers think the wait was worth it. I'm really excited about July block . . . tease, tease, tease ;-)

. . . speaking of delays, last month's winners should also have received email from me because I discovered last night that the stamped envelopes with their blocks were sitting on the table next to my door (oops.) They will be going out with me, the next time I venture out into the heat and bad air we are currently "enjoying" in Dallas.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sneak Peek

Has the sneak peek for July been posted yet?  Just wondering

Thank you

thank you Kathryn for making the blocks for me I did feel like getting back on the sewing machine , the lotto blocks where a good way of doing so not to taxing and felt I could make as many or as few as I wanted It ws so nice of you to offer and I did appreciate it very much
Thank you

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Some extra for donation

I made a few extra this month that I offered to Sylvia, thinking that she might not have the time or inclination to sew. But fortunately she made a group of her own, so these six can go into the donation pot.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June Blocks

I've managed to complete my blocks in time !

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

30ish June Block Lotto

ACK!! The colors aren't right. They're much more vibrant than shown

Here are my 9 blocks. I, too, really love these cute little blocks that we're all making. They're so cheerful......... I hope I get lucky!

Pat K

Monday, June 15, 2009

hi everybody I have today posted my May blocks to the lucky winners I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for the kind words and gifts i received after the sudden loss of our daughter Hopeing to get back to my sewing very soon and once again take part in the lotto

Thank you all
Sylvia in Redcar

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Here are my last 6 blocks for June. They are all paper pieced.
These retro prints are pretty!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rho recieved blocks today ~May Lotto (Cactus Pot)

...from Wilma. Thanks so very much.

3 blocks done

Hi all,

I have completed 3 blocks so far for this month lotto. I have done Churn dash blocks. Patterns were adapted from the quilterscache website from Marcia Hohn's free patterns. I had some left-over 30s fabrics from a Spring Fling swap I did on the Dear Jane list a couple of years ago.

Hopefully I will be able to post more blocks soon.


Friday, June 12, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Just got back from vacation and got my blocks in the mail today!! Congrats to the winners.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cactus Pot blocks received

Thank you all so much for the wonderful blocks. I feel so fortunate to have won the blocks for May.

I have received blocks from:
Mary Jane

What wonderful quilters you all are, the blocks are perfect. I can't wait to put them all together.

Thanks a bunch,

Cactus blocks in the mail

I mailed my blocks to Kathy and Rho yesterday!


Mary Jane's June Blocks

I didn't think I'd have time, but I got bored with the other project and took time for these 9. Hope they will do.

Kathie's 30's Sampler

Grandmother's Flower Garden was one of my choices since it is done in 30's fabric so frequently. I liked the Thrifty block of a few months ago, and it seems well suited to these fabrics also. My third choice was just something that worked well with small strips. The colors look a little washed out in the photo - they are really quite cheerful!

Little Cedar Blocks for June

I made these the wrong size the first time and had to redo!! - Melissa

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sophie -

I didn't hand piece my 3-D bowties, so you go right ahead and make yours. I did hand piece a different block but for some reason it turned out kind of wonky so I had to scrap that.!


Monday, June 8, 2009

Rho recieved blocks today ~May Lotto (Cactus Pot)

from Christine in NC and
from Shelley in Maine!

thank you, thank you, thank you!

My June blocks

Row 1 - Calico Spools
Row 2 - Go-Along #2
Row 3 - 4-patch Variation

Laura Randolph

Here are 4 blocks for this months lotto. The bowties are 3-D and I enjoyed making them. I'm not sure if I will have time to make more blocks before the end of the month. I'm going to the MN Quilt Show in Duluth and will be there for 5 days!


Dancing as Fast as I Can

I'll be mailing my cactus pot blocks today . . . and since our winners might be wondering what they look like, I finally took photos of them and can share those, too.

Cactus Block #1 Cactus Block #2 Cactus Block #3
Cactus Block #4 Cactus Block #5 Cactus Block #6
Cactus Block #7 Cactus Block #8 Cactus Block #9
(click for larger images)

My apologies to the winners (and everyone) for my tardiness in both posting these photos and mailing the blocks. As I posted the other day on my own dusty, rarely updated-these-days blog, sophie junction, looking for work has become more time (and energy) consuming than any job I've every held and lately I often feel like I'm dancing as fast as I can ;-)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Here are my first 3 blocks for the June lotto.
I like the 30's reproduction fabrics!
It was challenging to decide which blocks to make. The remaining ones are under construction!

Picket Fences

Here are my six blocks for June. I'm not a fan of the 30's fabrics but I do have a tiny stash of them and I'm happy to see it used -- I'm going to donate my chances this month to the two people who've played lotto for the longest time without winning (Sophie, is that easy to figure out?)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Rho recieved blocks today ~May Lotto (Cactus Pot)

from.........Ginny, Caroline and Michelle ~

Thanks so much! Your pretty blocks are much appreciated!

Blocks sent

Mailed my blocks to Jill yesterday.

Ginny's June blocks

Here are 3 more from me: now I am up to 9. I sure hope I win because these are so sweet!

I mailed my blocks to winners today...


May blocks in the mail

I have mailed out my blocks to Kathy and Jill yesterday evening. Because I am mailing from the UK, it is a bit longer and I think you should receivethem some time next week.
Celine in UK

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Heads Up Kathy!

I mailed you my block this morning.


May blocks on their way to winners.

I posted all my blocks to the May winners today, be on the lookout!

Shelley in Maine
Blocks were mailed to Jill yesterday.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


my blocks for May were mailed out yesterday


May Cactus Blocks Mailed

My blocks went out in the mail last night....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Debbie's June Blocks

The three butterfly blocks on the top row in the June block announcement post below are mine. My four May blocks are ready to go to the mailbox tomorrow to Kathy.

Quilter's Choice in 30's Repro's for June

In June, we are going to be repeating last year’s very popular QUILTER’s CHOICE event. The lotto block will be your choice(s) of 6 inch (finished size) block in 30’s reproductions on white-on-white (WOW) backgrounds.

There are some GUIDELINES for your choice and they are a little complicated, so please read the rest of this message CAREFULLY.

First, for the fabrics, If you are unclear about what 30’s reproduction fabrics look like, check out this pool of photos on Flickr:


Note: If you do not have 30’s repros in your stash and do not want to add 30’s repros to your stash, but have fabrics that you believe will blend with these fabrics, feel free to use them–look for some example of no-30's fabrics that work pretty well.

For the blocks themselves:
  1. When choosing block patterns, please keep in mind that our overall theme for the year is traditional block patterns. Our winners next month should end up with a nice stack of traditional looking blocks for a nice 30’s sampler quilt.
  2. Pieced blocks must consist of at least 7 pieces. So, you cannot make a 4-patch or a snowball block, for example, but you can make a framed 4-patch, or a block made from 4 snowball blocks.
  3. Appliqué blocks may have fewer pieces. All edges must be turned under.
For multiple blocks:
  1. You can make the same block pattern for up to three blocks, for example, three stamp basket blocks, three house blocks, three framed pinwheel blocks for the usual maximum of 9 blocks.
  2. The usual rules of NOT making identical blocks (same fabrics) apply. If you repeat fabrics, be sure to do it in a way so you don’t end up with matching blocks. We want the winner(s) to be able to make great scrappy album style 30’s repro quilts. Pleasee mix it up in your blocks and keep them nice and scrappy,
Please use this month, to remake a favorite lotto block, or make a block that you think would make a great choice for a future month for the lotto. Last year, it was a lot of fun to see everyone’s choices. I can't wait to see everyone's blocks again this year.

Here are the blocks made by sneek peekers Barbara, Debbie, Ginny and Sharon . . . how about a virtual row wall quilt:

Debbie's Butterfly #3Debbie's Butterfly #2Debbie's Butterfly #3
Sharon's Fan #2Sharon's Fan #3Sharon's Fan #1
Barbara's Churndash #2Barbara's Churndash #2Barbara's Churndash #1
Barbara's Pinwheel #3Barbara's Pinwheel #2Barbara's Pinwheel #1
Ginny's Block #3Ginny's Block #2Ginny's Block #1
Ginny's Block #6Ginny's Block #4Ginny's Block #5