LOTTO 2014 - April

K8OrlandoMarch 31, 2014

Welcome to the APRIL Quilt Forum Lotto!

The 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. It's good practice and the winner will appreciate your efforts! Typically, the winner receives enough blocks to complete a nice size quilt. It could be YOU!

Our inspiration for this month is SUN; much needed after this fierce and never-ending winter. It's time for flowers, butterflies, summer clothes and maybe even a colorful paper umbrella in a frosty beverage. Bright, saturated colors with white-on-white background.

This is our inspiration picture for Sunny April:

Here are the details:
- 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 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, unless you request that your name not be entered. Some months you might want to participate, but don't really want to win the blocks. That's OK.
- You have 1, 2 or 3 chances to win, depending on how many blocks you've sent in.

Mail your block(s) to Valarie [littlehelen]. She will manage the collection of blocks and dispersal to the winner. If you need her mailing address, you may request it by sending her a message at littlehelen at comcast dot net.

NOTE: You have 2 blocks to choose from this month. You are still limited to 3 blocks, but you can make all three in one or the other block, or mix them up and try them both. They are both fresh looking and very appealing. The second one is a bit trickier than the 1st. In bright colors, with white, these blocks will mix and match, making an interesting quilt.

The Ribbon Star Block pattern at Fresh Lemons Quilts: Ribbon Star Block link

Alternate Ribbon Star Block pattern at Freshly Pieced Quilts: Alternate Ribbon Star Block link

Here are both blocks, made by Valarie:

Thank you for your support and for your participation!

Kate

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K8Orlando

Don't put those bright fabrics away after you make this block because you can use the same ones for the paper piecing lotto (bright birdhouses) and for the upcoming May lotto (Depression block in blue/green and red/orange/yellow). How's that for efficient?

You can check out pictures for these other lotto blocks at 2014 LOTTO At-a-glance

Kate

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 10:26PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I have 2 made......

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 7:49PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Valarie, I mailed 3 blocks to you this morning.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 1:08PM
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nannykins

three more
Theresa

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 12:34PM
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littlehelen_gw

Funny how April is flying by...I'll check the mailbox every day for your blocks!!
I think these blocks will a lovely bright quilt (with a slight modern twist).
V.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 7:50PM
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K8Orlando

Thanks for the reminder! I haven't made mine yet but there's still time.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 9:28PM
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polardreams

I will be mailing three blocks this afternoon.

Sue

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 1:58PM
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K8Orlando

Sue, I love it that you found one fabric that looks almost exactly like the inspiration picture!!! Too cool!

Kate

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 3:02PM
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K8Orlando

I'll have 3 in the mail by Thursday!

Kate

    Bookmark   April 21, 2014 at 9:59PM
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littlehelen_gw

Here's our April lotto blocks thus far!
I can see some creative, colorful quilting designs in those white squares to go with the brights!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 11:40AM
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nannykins

Oh those are so pretty and spring-like.
Theresa

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 11:47AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Oh, oh, oh! These are beauties.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 12:58PM
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polardreams

WOW! That will be awesome.
Sue

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 1:15PM
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K8Orlando

Gorgeous!!!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2014 at 6:42PM
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beth7happy

sailing in by the skin of my teeth! didn't think I'd get to them this month, but couldn't resist the fabric. It's okay to not do laundry or cook dinner, but sew lotto blocks, isn't it???

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 9:34PM
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littlehelen_gw

I'm going to hold off till the weekend to draw for the winner...stay tuned for further updates ;-)
V.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2014 at 8:35PM
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littlehelen_gw

It's time...whoever is on line...select a number from 1 to15 for the April Ribbon blocks.....

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 8:28AM
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K8Orlando

Anyone else on line? If not, I'll say 6.

Kate

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 8:39AM
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littlehelen_gw

Number 6 it is...and this month's Lucky Winner is ...,drum roll please ...
Sue..aka polardream!!!!

Congratulations Sue..you've won a beautiful collection of blocks!

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 9:01AM
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nannykins

Way to go Sue!
Theresa

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 9:08AM
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K8Orlando

Congrats Sue!!!

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 9:11AM
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loisflan

Congratulations, Sue. What a bright and beautiful spring quilt you will have.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 12:03PM
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polardreams

WOOHOO! I am so excited! I love this block and the bright colors - can't wait to see them and put them together.

Sue

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 1:31PM
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littlehelen_gw

Hi Sue, So happy for you.... I will do my best to get these in the mail during the week.
V.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 1:52PM
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beth7happy

Congrats, Sue!!!! what a pretty collection!! have FUN!

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 10:18PM
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toolgranny

Congratulations. I know you'll do something wonderful with these.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 10:22PM
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polardreams

My box of goodies arrived today - the blocks are just great. I can hardly wait to start putting them together!

Thank you again.
Sue

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 7:21PM
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quiltnhen

They went to a good person who actually completes things!
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 7:17PM
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