Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Block Lotto!

Last month, I attended my first quilt guild meeting ever. It’s a new guild in the area that started-up earlier this year. There were a lot of great people there and I had a fun time and so I went ahead and joined up!

One of the guild activities is a block lotto. A theme is chosen. Members can pick up a fat-eighth of theme fabric and then use it along with their own coordinating fabrics to create a 12” block (or as many blocks as they’re inclined to do). At the next meeting, participants turn in their blocks. The blocks are put together into sets (of nine, I think). Then names are drawn and winners get to take home a set and make a quilt! For every block you turn in, your name goes in the bucket (so to speak). So the more blocks you make, the better your chances of winning.

I decided to give it a shot because it sounded like fun and it's not something I've ever done before. I took my fat-eighth and created these two blocks with fabrics from my stash. (Yay for stash usage!)

June block lotto block 1
The theme is “Independence!”

June block lotto block 2
The theme fabric is the blue star print.

The meeting is next week. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Your blocks are awesome! Then again I am partial to patriotic fabrics and designs.

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