LOTTO - April 2012

K8OrlandoMarch 22, 2012

Thank you for joining in the lotto!

This month's lotto is a winner! We saw a similar pattern in the Black/White Challenge a couple years ago when it won the vote as best quilt!

This lotto is open to all and new quilters are encouraged to participate. You will learn much and have fun doing it. Participate in as many or as few lottos as you want, but even if you don't like the current month's block think about doing at least one. The winner will appreciate your efforts!

Here's the drill:

> each month there will be a designated block or theme

> you can send 1, 2 or 3 blocks

> all blocks must measure 12.5inches x 12.5inches with no more than 1/4" variation, please

> with your blocks include name, mailing address, forum name and $1 to cover postage for the winning blocks (Any money left over at the end of the year will go towards prizes!)

> if possible, either attach your name to the back of each block or write your name in the seam allowance with a fabric pen so the winner knows who made the block (this is not a requirement, just a request)

> all blocks received by the last day of the month will be included in the lotto drawing

> you will have 1, 2 or 3 chances to win, depending on how many blocks you've sent in

> we have a clever way of choosing the winner, with a couple different quilters involved, to keep it fair

April 2012

For April, the block will be Bento Box. Use the link below for instructions. We'll use almost all black and white, with an inner border of any bright color. No juvenile or novelty prints. Please use all cotton fabric, with nicely pressed 1/4 inch seams. Pre-washing is strongly encouraged!

Click here Bento Box Instructions. It's the July block, called "A Touch of Amish" in these instructions, but we'll refer to it by it's more common name: Bento Box.

I've attached pictures of the blocks I made for this one.

Don't hesitate to ask questions or make suggestions. This is YOUR lotto!

Kate

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sunnycentralfl

THX Kate!

I got to get busy on this one...had GS for an overnight during Spring Break....

Gwen

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 11:30AM
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missflippins

Kate, I have been trying to practice on a few blocks that you have designated for the block lotto. I still have a few problems from time to time, especially with the HST's and not cutting off the points! I think that the April block turned out ok, so I would like to enter 2 into this months lotto. I'd like you to take a good look at them though. And I will need the address to send them to and I know you've probably explained how to send them somewhere on the forum so if you could point me to that I'd appreciate it.

Many thanks, Corinne

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 4:12PM
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lola99

I'm in with one square this month. Maybe it will be my lucky month!

Lola

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 4:33PM
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nannykins

Did you get my parcel Kate?
Theresa

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 4:36PM
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vasu_texas

Kate,
This is my favorite. Sign me up for 3.
Vasu

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 10:38AM
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K8Orlando

I love it too and think it will make a really tremendous quilt. This one would be appropriate for gifting to man, woman or baby but I suspect whoever wins will want to keep it all for their own!

I'm interested to see if there's a wide variety of brights added or if a couple colors dominate. Since you only need a little of the bright, it's a good way to dip into your stash.

Theresa, I did receive your package! I have a couple others too and will post the current tally this weekend.

Kate

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 10:52AM
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lindaoh_gw

I love this block made in these colors. It has been on my to-do list. Is the deadline the last day of March or April?
Sorry for the dumb question.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 3:54PM
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K8Orlando

End of April - you've got lots of time!

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 4:05PM
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hazelnutbunny

I finished 2 today while the baby was sleeping & will have them out to you tomorrow.

Melissa

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 5:34PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I have two, Kate.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 2:48PM
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K8Orlando

Bento Box (aka lunch box)

11 stunning blocks received already and it's not even April yet. We're off to a great start!

k8orlando - 2 received (but I plan to do one more)
lola - 1 received
littlehelen - 2 received
nannykins - 3 received (plus all her blocks for May, June & July, too!)
bloomsorelse - 3 received

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 4:13PM
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loisflan

Kate, here are my two. They'll be in the mail on Tuesday.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 9:08PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Kate, My blocks were sent yesterday. Please don't put my name in for the draw.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 10:24PM
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mary_c_gw

Kate, I'll be mailing both the April and May blocks early next week.

April blocks:

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 4:28PM
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K8Orlando

Update: 16 blocks here already!

k8orlando - 3 received
lola - 1 received
littlehelen - 2 received
nannykins - 3 received (plus all her blocks for May, June & July, too!)
bloomsorelse - 3 received
geezerfolks - 2 received
loisf - 2 received

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 6:05PM
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nannykins

I think these blocks are really beautiful. Whoever wins will be blown away by them.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 9:07PM
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lindaoh_gw

I'm in. I made 3 blocks today. Kate, I need your mailing address.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 10:36PM
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K8Orlando

Linda - You have mail from me!

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 10:43PM
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tinyteena

Kate, I'd like to join in this lotto swap. I absolutely adore these colours. Put me down for 2 and can you send me your address please? My blocks will take about 10 days to reach you from Australia, but still before the end of April for sure.

Kristene (tinyteena)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 1:20AM
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luvtosharedivs

Kate, put me down for three blocks.
They're going in the mail today.

Julie

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 12:50PM
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calliope

I have three done as well. Will send next time to town.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 6:11PM
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polardreams

SIGN ME UP!!!! I will be back to Colorado and my sewing machine by the end of the week! I will try for 3 blocks but will let you know if I fall short.
Thanks,
Sue

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 7:21PM
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polardreams

Mailing 3 blocks today, but no pictures. The camera is in for a tune-up!
Sue

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 12:13PM
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lindaoh_gw

I mailed 3 blocks last week and forgot to post. I think I mailed them on Tuesday.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 12:43PM
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K8Orlando

I have a bunch of squishy envelopes but haven't had a chance to sort them and record names this week. I promise I'll get it done in a couple days! I've been spending every minute I could spare working on my picnic quilt, thinking I would need it on Saturday; but I just found out we can't go to the Jazz/Blues fest so I won't need it afterall. (sad face)

Kate

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 1:08PM
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crafteedee

I like this block & want to do a few. Don't hold your breath for my blocks though. I've got a busy few weeks ahead of me. If I get them done in time, I will send.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 3:08AM
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tinyteena

I've completed my 2 blocks and will be sending them from Australia tomorrow. Will take around 10 days to reac the US so hope they get there in time

Kristene

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 7:41PM
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K8Orlando

I'm sure they'll get here in time but if they don't I'll count them anyway. Glad to have you participating!!!

Kate

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 8:15PM
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quiltingfox

I mailed my 3 lotto blocks today. Will email you the DC# Kate. I had so much going on here that I forgot to take pics of my quilt blocks, but the important thing is they are mailed and on their way. I really enjoyed making this month's blocks. :-) Please let me know when they get there Kate. Thanks bunches.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 12:30PM
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magothyrivergirl

Kate~I mailed my 3 blocks on Tuesday. Count me in for the drawing this month! I love the look of this block. How many do you we have so far?

Pic of mine:

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 4:53PM
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littlehelen_gw

Fun block....here's my two:

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 8:44AM
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K8Orlando

I have around a dozen lotto packages stacked up on my desk and will hopefully get to sorting through everything later tonight. DH Jim invited half the neighborhood over for an early dinner tonight so I'm frantically housecleaning right now! Pork tenderloin roasted with peaches, mushroom risotto, big salad... no time for quilting today!

Kate

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 1:33PM
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calliope

I made a trip out of state last week, and my package has been sitting awaiting my return, postage on it. I'll get it in the post tomorrow. Hope it makes it on time. It should. If it doesn't.......the blocks will be there before you send it off to the winner.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 10:41PM
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beth7happy

mailing 3 today! thanks, Kate, for all the work you do with this Lotto!! :)

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 11:48AM
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quiltingfox

Hi Kate. Please let me know if my package made it to you.

Best to you and many thanks,
Sandra

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 2:20PM
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magothyrivergirl

Just wondering if my package arrived..... Do you have an update on how many blocks are in the drawing for this month?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 8:36PM
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sunnycentralfl

Hi Kate,
I sent my 2 blocks in the mail yesterday.

Thx so much,
Gwen

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 10:02PM
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K8Orlando

I'm so sorry this took me so long!

Here's the current tally... (drumroll, please) 38
and we have a few days left to go!

k8orlando - 3 received
lola - 1 received
littlehelen - 2 received
nannykins - 3 received
bloomsorelse - 3 received
geezerfolks - 2 received
loisf - 2 received
hazelnutbunny - 2 received
tinyteena - 2 received
mary_c - 3 received
lindaoh - 3 received
luvstosharedivs - 3 received
quiltingfox - 3 received
magothyrivergirl - 3 received
polardream - 3 received

Expecting 8 more blocks from beth7happy, calliope and sunnycentralfl. That will give the winner 46 blocks! I can't begin to describe how gorgeous these blocks are. I'm a huge fan of black & white fabrics and all these pretty bright bits make them even better.

Kate

    Bookmark   April 25, 2012 at 10:49PM
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magothyrivergirl

Wow-Wow-Wow! ~ Thank you Kate ~ Someone is going to be a Very Happy Quilter!

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 8:52AM
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K8Orlando

All 8 of the blocks we were expecting showed up today, so now the total is officially at 46.

Like MRG said, "Wow-Wow-Wow!"

k8orlando - 3 received
lola - 1 received
littlehelen - 2 received
nannykins - 3 received
bloomsorelse - 3 received
geezerfolks - 2 received
loisf - 2 received
hazelnutbunny - 2 received
tinyteena - 2 received
mary_c - 3 received
lindaoh - 3 received
luvstosharedivs - 3 received
quiltingfox - 3 received
magothyrivergirl - 3 received
polardream - 3 received
beth7happy - 3 received
calliope - 3 received
sunnycentralfl - 2 received

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 5:22PM
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quiltingfox

Glad you got my blocks. That's awesome Kate - 46 blocks - wow! :-)

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   April 26, 2012 at 9:00PM
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sunnycentralfl

Thx Kate!

Gwen

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 10:02AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Someone is going to be a very happy camper. Can't wait to see all of them together!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 10:22AM
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vasu_texas

Kate,
I mailed my blocks today. I hope it reaches you by Monday. If it does not, don't include me in the drawing but send my blocks to the winner anyway.

Vasu

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 11:03AM
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K8Orlando

k8orlando - 3 received
lola - 1 received
littlehelen - 2 received
nannykins - 3 received
bloomsorelse - 3 received
geezerfolks - 2 received
loisf - 2 received
hazelnutbunny - 2 received
tinyteena - 2 received
mary_c - 3 received
lindaoh - 3 received
luvstosharedivs - 3 received
quiltingfox - 3 received
magothyrivergirl - 3 received
polardream - 3 received
beth7happy - 3 received
calliope - 3 received
sunnycentralfl - 2 received
vasu_texas - on the way!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 2:38PM
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K8Orlando

Vasu's blocks are here! We'll have the drawing tomorrow evening!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 8:45PM
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lola99

Ooooh, only a few more hours until the winner is drawn! This is exciting.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 1:36PM
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K8Orlando

Ok I'm here! Sorry for the delay. "Ran into a chum with a bottle of rum..."

I need two volunteers: one to do the random number thing and one to pick a number once that's done.

Who's here?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 9:29PM
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mary_c_gw

I'm here - how many numbers for the generator?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 9:36PM
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K8Orlando

Mary, I don't think I have your email. Can you email me at gwebk8@gmail.com and I'll send you the list.

Kate

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 9:42PM
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mary_c_gw

Sent.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 9:51PM
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K8Orlando

OK. And list sent back to you. Also the link to the random number generator.

As soon as Mary sends the list back to me, with the numbers attached, I'll ask someone to give us a number from 1 to 43. Don't give us the number yet, but is anyone else on line???

Kate

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 9:54PM
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K8Orlando

Hello? Anyone there? :~((

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:06PM
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magothyrivergirl

Hello :)

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:11PM
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K8Orlando

Yea! Marsha!

I dont' have the list back from Mary C yet but as soon as I do, will you give us a number?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:15PM
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K8Orlando

OK. Ready!

Marsha, we need a number from 1 to 43, please.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:18PM
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mary_c_gw

Well, I sent you the list of numbers - I did type them all in, and I tried to attach the file, and I really stink at this! I Thought it was saved, and I'm sure it is somewhere....

Sorry - but you do have the random numbers.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:20PM
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K8Orlando

I've got them and put them with the list of names. Just sent them back to you so we both have it.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:21PM
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K8Orlando

Marsha just sent me an email. She's having trouble posting tonight. Maybe others are too and that's why we're having trouble getting responses?

Anyway, her number is.... 23.

beth7happy!!!!!

I bet she'll REALLY be happy with these blocks!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:27PM
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mary_c_gw

So I can't attach, and Marsha can't post!! LOL Gremlins at work.

Marsha drew number 23. Congratulations to whomever you are!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:29PM
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quiltingfox

Congratulaions beth7happy! :-) Thanks for hosting Kate! :-)

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:30PM
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K8Orlando

I had trouble posting too. Every time I tried it rejected my post and I had to change the subject line. Usually that only happens if you immediately post again, but tonight it made me change even if someone else had posted in between.

Thank you to Mary C and Marsha for your help! Usually it's easier than this and I appreciate your persistence.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:32PM
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K8Orlando
    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:41PM
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K8Orlando

I just sent Beth an email. I know she'll be thrilled!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:43PM
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beth7happy

oh my goodness!!! I never win ANYthing......this makes me very (Happy)!!!! Thank you, thank you ALL...the pictures have all been so pretty ~ Cant wait to see them .....Once again, Kate...thank you for all that you do!!!

(Happy)Camper ��

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:44PM
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mary_c_gw

Envious! ENVIOUS, I say!!

It's such a great group of blocks, Beth7happy! Such fun for you, and congratulations.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:54PM
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loisflan

You're a lucky woman, Beth. Those are wonderful blocks. I was really hoping it might be me. I was already planning what color I would use for sashing. I hope you enjoy them.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 11:59PM
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nannykins

Congratulations Beth!!!
Of all the beautiful blocks for this year, I think I like this one best. Simple but oh so effective! Your quilt will be fabulous.
Theresa

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 1:16AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

ConGratz, Beth! It'll be fun to see all the blocks together.

Re: changing subject line.....it only takes an extra space.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 6:53AM
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magothyrivergirl

I am sooooo jealous! This will make a spectacular quilt. I can't wait to see them together. Congrats!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 7:59AM
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K8Orlando

These comments are so funny because I was doing the same thing! Would I use sashing or not? If yes, then what color? Solid black? Solid white? What about cornerstones? Would I group blocks by color or let it be random? I have a feeling we were all fantasizing about these blocks!

Kate

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 8:35AM
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lola99

Congratulations Beth! Please show us what you do with the blocks.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 9:05AM
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luvtosharedivs

This block so far was my favorite.

Beth, it will look awesome, no matter how you design it!

Congrats, and keep us updated on the construction progress:)

Julie

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 9:17AM
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magothyrivergirl

Kate "I have a feeling we were all fantasizing about these blocks!"

That's why no one would show up for the drawing! lol

When my posts kept getting rejected - a strange message saying GW wanted my email - I thought I should pick another #, but just so you know, I stuck with my original pick of #23 and tried to post it maybe 20 times! GW voodoo...
so Beth - you were meant to win!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 9:25AM
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littlehelen_gw

I've been ill for the past 36 hours and I'm just getting around to see if I won...but it's not me:( but CONGRATS to you Beth! Can't wait to see what you do with this one, these blocks were fun to make and will make a lovely whatever you choose.
Have fun,
V.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 4:20PM
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polardreams

Congrats Beth! I love these blocks - be sure to post when you get your quilt put together. It will be a stunner!
Sue

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 6:00PM
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beth7happy

It's just a bit overwhelming!! 49 blocks??? ohhh my goodness!!!! That is a LOT of blocks....especially for a novice! As I'm reading all of your comments, I wish there was that 'Like' button, as on facebook!!! this is amazing...I don't know even where to start thinkin! It's a good thing I have 'Quilty Friends'!!!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 7:43AM
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