LOTTO - May 2013
This month is a very traditional (and easy) block, the LOG CABIN. It is especially good for the newer quilter as it will illustrate how a block with that many seams can change in size and not come out to what you want.
Tip: When you cut the strips 1-1/2", please cut that last outside strip 2". That way the winner can trim it to the 12-1/2" no matter what size. They will thank you for it.
Lets use old fashioned colors, see sample. I used my Civil War scraps but any tan print and darker small prints will work. One half is the tan, the other side is the dark. I chose a maroon sort of red for the center so it matched.
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!
A few specifics:
- each month there will be a designated block or theme, you can send 1, 2 or 3 blocks
-12Ã¢ÂÂ blocks must measure 12.5Ã¢ÂÂ x 12.5Ã¢ÂÂ with no more than 1/4Ã¢ÂÂ variation. If we call out a different size, it will always show on the pattern but the measurements must stay true so that the winner will be able to assemble the quilt easily.
-With your blocks include name, mailing address, forum name and $1 in the pkg to cover postage for mailing the blocks to the winner.
- 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 makes it more interesting).
- all blocks received by the last day of the month will be included in the lotto drawing. If your block is still in transit, please let us know so you can be included.
- you will have 1 chance to win per block.
Blocks are to be mailed to Valarie. She will arrange the collection and dispersal to the winner. If you need her mailing address, you may request it by sending her an e-mail at littlehelen at comcast dot net.
Any comments and suggestions are welcome. Those who complain get this job next year.
Here is a link that might be useful: Log Cabin block pattern