LOTTO - May 2012
Thank you for joining in the lotto!
This month's lotto is an easy patriotic block, just in time for a 4th of July picnic quilt! If you don't want these blocks for yourself, consider using them for a Quilt of Valor. In case you are interested, here's a link to the Quilts of Valor Foundation: http://qovf.org/
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
For May, the block will be Next Door Neighbor. Use the link below for instructions. We'll do this one in reds, blues and a light neutral (beige, muslin, or white). NOTE: Your star can be either red or blue - see picture below for examples. No juvenile or novelty prints. Please use all cotton fabric, with nicely pressed 1/4 inch seams. Pre-washing is strongly encouraged!
Link to the block instructions: Next Door Neighbor at quilterscache.com.
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!