June 2011 Block Lotto

kay_in_paMay 24, 2011

This is a transition month for the monthly block lotto. As your retiring moderator, I'm posting the block, but micrey (Michelle) is taking over as your new moderator, so this month's blocks will be sent to her.

The block chosen for this month by calliope & moderator is....... Quilter's Choice!

Guidelines for the block:

Colors: Blue and white. Since the blocks will each be different, let's keep the colors in a similar range and avoid blues that tend toward aqua or have other colors in the print.

Choose a pattern for a 12" finished block, so the blocks we turn in should measure within 1/4" of 12-1/2". Make your block of a quality you'd like to receive!

Please choose a pattern that can stand alone rather than need others of the same pattern for full effect.

Examples of acceptable patterns would include:

Stars

Baskets

Dresden Plate

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Bear's Paw

Churn Dash

Leaf Patterns

Tree patterns that are self-contained

Signature or album squares

Examples of blocks that are dependent on multiple blocks that need others of the same pattern for full effect:

Rail Fence

Irish Chain

Spools

Postage Stamp

Monkey Wrench

Knot and chain type patterns, such as "Interwoven Puzzle"

Repeating tree patterns such as "Tree Everlasting"

And our lotto guidelines are as follows:

By the first of each month, the block lotto is posted on the forum.

You may enter from 1 to 3 blocks. For each block you send, your name will be entered once.

Please put your blocks, along with a slip of paper with your real name, address, and FORUM name, inside a plastic baggie. (A return address label inside or on the outside of baggie works well too.)

Please include one dollar to cover postage for sending on to the winner.

We ask that everyone only send their best efforts! We are not looking for perfection, but please take your time, have fun, and send only the quality that you would like to receive.

Use 100% QUILTING cotton and please - no fur, smoke or fragrances.

Selvage edges should be trimmed off before cutting for blocks and all seams should be 1/4 inch.

Your finished block should be squared up to be no less than 1/4 inch smaller nor 1/4 inch larger than the stated (unfinished) size for the month.

Blocks need to reach the lotto coordinator no later than the last day of the month.

The winner will be drawn on the first day of the following month and posted on the forum.

Please contact the new moderator, micrey, for the address to send your blocks.

I've very much enjoyed being your moderator the the past year and look forward to continuing to participate in the lotto. Thanks to all for your support & positive comments!

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kay_in_pa

typo time, your new moderator is "micyrey", not micrey... darn sticky keyboard!

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 7:03PM
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micyrey

Hello
Thanks kay for posting this for me.
I will make one but will not be in the drawing this month.

My email is micyreygrow@yahoo.com, I'm also on facebook and you can contact me there also.

I look forward to hosting the lotto for at least the rest of this year, I have gotten some great quilts from my winning blocks.

Michelle

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 7:30PM
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hazelnutbunny

I'm in for this month. I will try to do 3.

Melissa

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 9:27PM
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quiltpartner

I'm also in for 3. Calliope, good choice! One of my favorite quilts is a sampler, all in blues & white. Makes for a gorgeous quilt! Someone will be lucky to win this one!!

~Cindy

*ps KayinPa--, Sticky keyboards are almost always! caused by snacking while you type. Which is fine - but share! Would you please pass the chocolate?? ;)

    Bookmark   May 26, 2011 at 10:24AM
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kay_in_pa

Cindy... ya got me... 86% Cacao Midnight Reverie... yummmm

    Bookmark   May 26, 2011 at 7:40PM
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micyrey

hello
ok so far we have the fallowing players
1. micyrey 1 block but not in drawing
2. hazelnutbunny 3 blocks
3. quiltpartner 3 blocks

I had time to clean and re-organize my sewing room and am looking forward to doing some new blocks for this one.

Incase anyone wants to work ahead.....

for July our block will be Four Patch Chain( sorry I dont know how to post links but it is on Quilters Cache)
colors:
color 1 blue
color 2 red
color 3 white

August
Spinner block
colors:
color 1 fall colors
color 2 beige
color 3 fall colors

please feel free to sign up and send early if you want, you can evan send 2 or months blocks at once to save postage.

if you dont have my address let me know.

happy sewing
michelle

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 7:42PM
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buteau3rd

Count me in for 3 ....sounds like fun! In RI for the summer, so I have the time.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 11:07PM
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micyrey

hello
some people dont have much time for lottos over the summer so we are going to have more time to get blocks in, this will be June/July with blocks due at the end of july and I will do the drawing last day of july. lets see if we can all do 3 as it is quilters choice just pick something fun not complicated.
thanks
michelle

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 10:54AM
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grammyp

Great, count me in for 3. I can get that done by the end of July.

beverly

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 2:54PM
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rosajoe_gw

Michelle,
It's easy!!! Just copy the site address and paste it in the optional link URL and the bottom of the post. Name of the link right under it is the description or what every you want to call the link.
Rosa

Here is a link that might be useful: FourPatchChain

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 3:25PM
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quiltpartner

This may be a lame question, but while getting fabrics together for my 3 blocks, I'm wondering...do you want only 1 blue w/white?? or multiple shades of blue w/white? I almost cut for a pattern that has 3 fabrics,when I stopped to double check the instructions. I didn't see a reference to only 2 fabrics per block, but don't want to deviate from the group! *[read into this that I am a deviant if you wish! lol But be careful! ~ the sewing genie may tangle your threads while you sleep!]
I'll probably be making only 1 block until I hear from someone.

Thanks!
~Cindy

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 10:24PM
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kay_in_pa

I guess I'll answer this, since I posted it, but Michelle, if you have a different idea, please let us know.

I was visualizing various hues of a fairly true blue, not blue-violet, gray-blues or aqua. But this could range anywhere from light blues to navy. As a sampler (as opposed to scrappy), I think the unifier is the color, whereas in scrappy, the unifier is the block pattern. So my thought, is the more tints & hues of true blues the better, just so they're really blues.

The one I'm working on is a dresden plate. It has a very soft baby blue print in it, several mediums, a couple of navy & white prints, and I'm planning on a solid blue center. Haven't chosen the center yet, whether light, medium or navy. I'll wait and see how the rest play together and then choose that one.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 7:09AM
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quiltpartner

Thanks! Kay, that helps:) I was thinking as you are, but couldn't bring myself to make the cut! LOL I never have been much of a risk taker!

~Cindy

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 9:06AM
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micyrey

Hello sorry to be MIA we are out of town and my phone was being a pain.
Thanks for answering kay.
I will be starting my blocks next week after getting the house back in order.
I'm gonna try to do 3 diffrent blocks.
Michelle

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 1:39PM
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hazelnutbunny

I've got one finished, but I don't know if I'll be able to make any more. My heart just isn't in the quilting right now, too many personal/health related things happening. I know y'all understand.
Anyway, I'll get the one that I have out to you as soon as I can, Michelle.

Melissa

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 4:06PM
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micyrey

hello
sign ups so far
1. michelle 3 blocks(if it is ok I would like to change my mind and be in the drawing)
2. hazelnutbunny 1 block?
3. quiltpartner 3 blocks
4. buteau3rd 3 blocks
5. grammyp 3 blocks

wow that would be 13 blocks, anyone elce want to join, you only have to make a block or 2 by the end of july.

michelle

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 9:16PM
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grammyp

My 3 June blocks are going in the mail tomorrow.

beverly

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 12:46AM
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quiltpartner

Michelle,

My blocks were sent out the other day. -forgot to post:( You should get them by today if you haven't already.

~Cindy

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 9:12AM
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kay_in_pa

I have one finished, but waiting to see if I can do 2 more since the deadline is July this time.

Kay

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 2:29PM
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micyrey

hello
I receved blocks from
quiltpartner ....3 blocks
grammyp .........3 blocks
lovly blocks ladys
michelle

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 4:55PM
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K8Orlando

I'm not participating this month but just wanted to say thanks to Kay for hosting the lotto program in the past year! Great job!

Kate

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 5:26PM
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hazelnutbunny

I mailed my block out today. Sorry I couldn't make more this month!

Melissa

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 7:38PM
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micyrey

Hello
I receved melissas envie yesterday.
I have mine cut, it will be very hot and humid today so I will stay inside
And work on stitching them together.
Michelle

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 7:37AM
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K8Orlando

I'm confused... are you all working on June or July blocks?

Kate

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 3:00PM
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mary_c_gw

Kate,

The June lotto was extended to July, as many people didn't have time in the busy summer months - me being one of them.

BUT - I have made 2 blocks for the blue/white quilter's choice swap. I hope to get a third done, but either way, mine will go out Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2011 at 5:12PM
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micyrey

Hello
We will still do the one for july but it will be for aug/sept.
If quilters want to go back to every month a new lotto we can decide that for oct. Or we can leave it a bi-monthly lotto
Hope you ca join us kate, just 1 block by the end of july?
Michelle

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 8:15AM
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polardreams

Michelle,
I am putting 3 blocks in the mail tomorrow - you should have them by the weekend.

Sue/polardream

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 2:45PM
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micyrey

thanks Sue
I just finished mine tonight.
I did 3
michelle

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 11:16PM
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mary_c_gw

I completed the third, and they went out today!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 11:19PM
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micyrey

hello
I got mary-c's blocks today
thanks they look great
michelle

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 7:29PM
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micyrey

hello
sue I got yours yesterday
great fabric this is going to be a great quilt.
michelle

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 3:24PM
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kay_in_pa

Completed 2 and the 3rd is cut. Will be mailing by the end of the week.
kay

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 10:01PM
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calliope

Welcome to the quilt lotto moderator spot, Micyrey and thank you for continuing the tradition! First off, thank you so much Kay for such an awesome job last year. You were really on top of it and put a lot of work into keeping the lotto well sorted out and functional. It was appreciated.

I don't know if anybody even noticed I've been missing on the forum for a few months......but I am a greenhouse owner and this spring the business precluded any quilting whatsoever, let alone participating in the forum or lottos. I'm in the process of retiring from my business and beside my hectic spring months, we were in the process of removing several of the growing houses in addition to other interests and obligations.

You can thank Kay for the great choice of blocks this month. The blue/white sampler was her suggestion. I had chosen a pattern and even made up a sample block months ago well in advance of my 'pick' month and the month before, an almost identical block was chosen. LOL. Then I got busy. Kay came to the rescue.

I didn't want to commit until I knew I could do one, but Miceyray..........I got a block made to send you last night. It's been so long since I sat down to my machine, my husband asked me if I remembered how to use it. LOL.

I'll be emailing you for the address directly and get it in the mail as soon as you answer.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 10:58AM
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K8Orlando

Calliope! Welcome back!

Kate

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 11:37AM
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calliope

Good to be back Kate. I missed you all!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 1:14PM
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micyrey

hello
callieope welcome I sent you my address, I hope you got it.
I was the same last year becouse we were moving, I almost forgot how to use my machene.
michelle

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 8:59PM
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calliope

Michelle........yes I did, thanks. I posted the block immediately and it went out in today's mail.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2011 at 9:26PM
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micyrey

Calliope your block got here today.
Any more comming?

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 1:45PM
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micyrey

hello
so far I have receved.....
1. michelle 3 blocks
2. kay 3 blocks
3. calliope 1 block
4. polardream 3 blocks
5. mary c 3 blocks not in drawing
6. cindy G 3 blocks
7. melissa 1 block
8. grammypP 3 blocks

wow lots of blocks and they all look great.
is anyone else going to send?
thanks
michelle

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 3:28PM
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micyrey

last call for this lottery, are there anymore coming?
I will need the help of someone NOT in the lottery to help me pick the winner.
michelle

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 9:31PM
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mary_c_gw

Michelle, I can help you pick. Just let me know what I need to do.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 3:45PM
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micyrey

hello
mary c do you have time to do the drawing tonight?
I can email you a list of players you randumly number them and I can draw a number from a can and you post the winner. dose that sound good to you?

marge how many blocks did you send? they are not here yet but I will put you in the drawing and if they dont get here we will pick a runner up.

I will try to post the next block today.
thanks
michelle

    Bookmark   July 31, 2011 at 10:26AM
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mary_c_gw

Yes, I'll be happy to do so. Looking forward to seeing who wins!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2011 at 12:47PM
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micyrey

hello
ok I have sent mary the list and will draw a number as soon as she lets me know she is ready.
michelle

    Bookmark   July 31, 2011 at 9:41PM
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