2nd Special LOTTO - Paper Piecing 2014

K8OrlandoMarch 31, 2014

Our first quarter paper piecing lotto turned out even better than we expected! We had great participation and enough beautiful heart blocks to make a nice quilt. Let's try another block and do it again!

Paper Piecing Lotto
2nd Quarter 2014
Along with the regular monthly Lotto, we are going to have one block each quarter for those who want to try something special. As with the regular Lotto, you can make 1, 2 or 3 blocks. Mail them to littlehelen by the end of the quarter along with $1 to cover mailing the blocks to the winner.

If you have questions, post them below or refer to the 2014 Lotto at a Glance post for general lotto instructions.

2nd Quarter - due 6/30 - paper pieced 12" Birdhouse in bright fabrics. This is a very basic paper piece pattern and a great way to give this method a try if you haven't done one before. When you print the templates, be sure to check the 1 inch square and see if it measures 1 inch. If it doesn't, your block won't be the right size. If you have trouble, let us know and we'll offer suggestions to get it the right size. If all else fails, I can print some pages and mail them to you.

This is a fun block and any bright colors are OK. I think they'll all fit together and make a cheerful quilt. For the holes, you can fuse or applique holes on, or just skip that part and let the winner decide if they want to add buttons or felt circles instead.

Here's the one from quilterscache.com:

Here's one I made (it's prettier in person!)

Here's the link to the block at Quilter Cache:
Birdhouse Block

Have fun!
Kate

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littlehelen_gw

I love your block! The fabric choices are perfect. I'm looking forward to giving this one a try.
V.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 8:32PM
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K8Orlando

I don't know if Val has received many blocks for this special paper piece lotto but you all still have a month to get a block done and sent in. I thought this one was fun and the color choices are endless! Use some of the scraps you've generated from April/May lotto brights and June lotto grays.

Wouldn't these blocks look cute tied together with a bird fabric border? Or some polka dot binding?

Kate

    Bookmark   May 28, 2014 at 10:20AM
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littlehelen_gw

One little birdhouse...

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 9:12PM
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littlehelen_gw

two little birdhouses....

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 9:18PM
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littlehelen_gw

three little birdhouses....

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 1:37PM
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K8Orlando

Love it, Val!

Where did you find that pine cone black/green batik??? I need some!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 3:53PM
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littlehelen_gw

Kate...The green pine cone is from a scrap bin at Jinny Beyer's VA shop, along with the green in the house...love those scrap bins!

This post was edited by littlehelen on Fri, Jun 13, 14 at 19:54

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 9:21AM
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K8Orlando

There's still time to use up some of your scraps and enter this Special Paper Piece Lotto! Who wouldn't want a cute wallhanging of colorful birdhouses?!?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 11:14AM
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nannykins

Working on it!
Theresa

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 12:35PM
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beth7happy

This was FUN!!! My sister, Patty, was here and she taught me how to do this....did not put on buttons, however, but will mail next week.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 8:32PM
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littlehelen_gw

How cute!

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 7:24AM
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nannykins

And I will only do one this month. And please do not put my name in the draw.
Theresa

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 10:54AM
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beth7happy

Pretty ones, Theresa!

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 10:59AM
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littlehelen_gw

Twenty seven (9 blocks) of just adorable Birdhouses! Drawing Monday Night!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 2:29PM
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K8Orlando

Adorable! What a great wallhanging or small quilt!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 3:15PM
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beth7happy

totally CUTE!!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 4:18PM
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littlehelen_gw

Who else may be on line and can select a number between 1 and 6, inclusive, for these adorable Birdhouses?
V.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 7:27PM
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nannykins

Theresa here! Number 3 is my choice!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 7:33PM
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littlehelen_gw

Well Well...Ms K8 won these adorable birdhouses!

Congratulations...these are super cute when assembled!

This post was edited by littlehelen on Mon, Jun 30, 14 at 19:59

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 7:57PM
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K8Orlando

Woo HOO!
I wasn't going to have my name in this lotto but now that I see the blocks I'm glad I forgot to tell you!

I'll do something fun with them. Thanks to all who made blocks!

Kate

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 8:14PM
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beth7happy

oh now...Kate is perfect for those lil birdhouses!!! I cannot WAIT to see what creation (or creations!) comes from this batch!! They are darling, too!!! Congrats, Kate!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 8:21PM
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magothyrivergirl

Congrats Kate! I know you will make something very special with these great blocks. Well done everyone! Each one is so cute & whimsical.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 9:44AM
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polardreams

Congrats, Kate! I wanted to do this block but never got around to it with traveling and moms being here. Glad you won.

Sue

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 2:35PM
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K8Orlando

Rcvd the blocks today! Woo HOO! This is going to be fun!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 8:33PM
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