June 2011 Block Lotto
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:
Grandmother's Flower Garden
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:
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!