This month's block is completely scrappy with only one rule. The fabric that forms the corner-to-corner diagonal must be black or another very dark color. Other than that, fabric-wise, anything goes, but remember, as always, the golden rule applies–please make blocks that you would be happy to receive.
Because these are larger blocks, the target set size for winners will be 35 blocks.
You may make a MAXIMUM of NINE blocks for chances in the drawing.
If you make multiple blocks, you may use the same black/very dark fabric in all your blocks. You may repeat the other fabrics, too, but avoid using identical fabric combinations.
BLOG POST LABELS
Please use these labels for your blog posts about this month and this set of sampler blocks:
scrappy trips: for anything on the topic of this month's blocks
Nov 2011 photos : for posts containing photos of October lotto blocks
trips-sent : for posts about mailing your sampler blocks to the winners
trips-received : for posts from winners about receiving their sampler block winnings
The reason I ask everyone to use these labels so we are all using the SAME labels. It makes it easy to find your posts, to make sure your blocks are counted, to help the winners figure out which blocks are "in the mail." These 4 labels will be added to the "Useful Labels" in the right sidebar, to make it easy to find them (and easy to find all the posts that are correctly labeled).
INSPIRATION: THE VIRTUAL QUILT
These (completely randomly arranged) virtual blocks were made by sneak peekers, Cathy C, Cathy S, Cyndi, Ginny, Gwen, Jo, Krista, Kristin, Laura E, Maree, Michelle, Pat H, Sue and Wendy F.
Of course, much more regular/traditional arrangements are possible. How will you arrange yours?