LOTTO - June 2012

K8OrlandoMay 30, 2012

Thank you for joining in the lotto!

This month's lotto is one of quilting's oldest and most loved blocks, the log cabin. Log Cabin blocks can be arranged together in so many ways I can't list them all here!

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

June 2012

For June, the block will be a variation on the Log Cabin block. Use the link below for instructions. We'll do this one in neutral darks and lights. Traditionally, the center of a log cabin block is done in red to represent the hearth; that's not a requirement for this one but it is acceptable if you want to to it. 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: Log Cabin - scroll down to the May entry!

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!

Kate

Here's the half-square-triangle center that makes this log cabin a little different than those with a square center:

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nannykins

June blocks
Theresa

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 7:04AM
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lola99

Here is my block...
Lola

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 5:12PM
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K8Orlando

They're gorgeous! We're off to a great start this month!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 8:26PM
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K8Orlando

I meant to say this too:

As you can see from the pictures, "neutrals" can be lots of colors in a quilt. It's not all browns and beiges. Anything that will blend well with others will work for this block, especially for the 'dark side' of the block. Medium to deep jewel tones go with anything: you can see in the posted blocks that deep reds, blues, golds and greens are beautiful additions. These posted blocks are all wonderful and will go together to make a rich pattern.

Oooo! This one is going to be fun!!!!

Kate

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 9:07PM
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tinyteena

I will make 1 block over the weekend and post next week

Kristene

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 1:09AM
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polardreams

I have 3 blocks ready to mail tomorrow.

Sue

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 1:17AM
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beth7happy

ooo...these are awesome! glad y'all posted some pics; I was needing the help of the visual to figure it out! Sue, I ESP love the way you placed these blocks for the pic..I'd never have thought of turning them this way, but how COOL!!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 9:23AM
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K8Orlando

As you all are making your Log Cabin blocks for June, keep in mind that for August we're using mixed Fall Colors(browns, oranges, purples, reds, greens, beiges) for the Dutchman's Puzzle and for September the block will be a very scrappy Roberta's Jewels. If you're a good planner, you can be cutting pieces for those from the fabrics you are using this month.

Dutchman's Puzzle
(make this one kind of scrappy but keep it to anything that can be called an autumn color)

Roberta's Jewels
(make this one as scrappy as you want!)

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 1:18PM
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loisflan

Kate, here are my blocks. They'll go into the mail next week. Lois

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 12:48AM
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littlehelen_gw

Here's my two blocks for our June lotto.
happy sewing everyone!
V.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 1:48PM
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calliope

This is a particularly nice fabric combination for a really wonderful block. All of the pictures so far are so beautiful. I have three done, and as soon as I can get a 'round tuit' I'll shoot them out in the mail. Prolly Monday.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 4:01PM
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mary_c_gw

I have 3 made. I'm just waiting for the DH to get home on Tuesday from a trip. He's got the good camera, and I do like to have photos of what I've done, LOL.

Someone will have a very nice quilt from these blocks.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 5:05PM
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K8Orlando

I have several packages here, including the one received today from Mary_C. That was fast, Mary!

I haven't counted yet but I think we have 22 or 23 so far - and they are all beautiful. But there's still time to make and mail a couple blocks for those who haven't done that yet. Log cabin quilts always receive compliments, even from non-quilters; they are so 'homey' and classic. If you're a quilter, this is a block you need to know how to make. Why not give it a try?

Don't forget: you can use some of the same fabrics for your August and September blocks.

Kate

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 9:16PM
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calliope

Hubby posted my blocks yesterday when he did his day in town thing.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 10:05AM
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beth7happy

washed, presseed and started cutting fabric yesterday! HOPE I can squeeze in the time to sew and post before it's too late!!!!! (I'm finding that I seem to like picking the fabric and cutting better than sewing!!...weird, eh??)

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 11:38AM
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beth7happy

taaDa! they are done! 3 blocks ready to package and post. This one was FUN for me...really like the way it goes together.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 10:33PM
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beth7happy

here they are: 3 for the draw and 1 for me (too bad I didn't make extras of the previous months to make a sampler! what was I thinking???)

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 2:07PM
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bev2009

I took two squares to the PO today. I think mine arrive pretty quickly to you, Kate, so I think you will have them on time. And I think I was in such a hurry I forgot to cut off the strings...sorry about that to whoever gets these lovely blocks! (Ok, was looking up whether "whoever" or "whomever" was correct, but is 11:30 and I'm too tired to figure it out. So goodnight everyone.)

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 12:37AM
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K8Orlando

Bev, I LOVE those blocks! I'm sure they'll get here on time and even if they don't, I'll know they are on the way and will include them in the drawing.

Anyone else just getting ready to send blocks this month?

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 8:56AM
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bev2009

Thanks, Kate. I had trouble with the first one measuring 12.5. (So it now resides in my sampler stash.) I've learned the more seams, the more chance for eventual error. LOL I like sewing the different blocks because it seems there is something to learn each time.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 9:22AM
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beth7happy

just mailed three blocks to you, Kate! (6/27)

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 12:11PM
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K8Orlando

Great!

I love the log cabin block and thought it would be fairly simple the first time I tried it, years ago. I quickly discovered that it's very easy to get off track and it isn't as simple as it looks! But it is SO worth the effort. The history of this block, combined with the almost endless ways to use it in a variety of patterns, makes it a block all quilters should try.

Thanks again to all of you who have participated in the lotto. I appreciate your support and continued enthusiasm!

Kate

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 12:53PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Wondering who the lucky winner will be.........does everyone stay up as late as they can in anticipation? It's not even 10pm and I'm close to calling it a day and I'm a night person!...go figure!!!

SharonG/FL-IN

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 9:53PM
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K8Orlando

Sorry Sharon! I don't usually do the drawing until the 1st so the month is officially over. Tomorrow We'll have the drawing and I'll get the July post up.

Kate

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 11:42PM
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K8Orlando

Sorry for the delay! Neighborhood crisis - been out all day.

Putting the list together now, so if anyone is on line to help with the drawing, let me know.

We have 27 beautiful log cabin blocks! I've received 26 but know the 27th was sent so we'll count that one too.

Back in a minute after I Excel the list!

Kate

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 5:17PM
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K8Orlando

I have blocks from:
Calliope
Beth7happy
Mary_C
Littlehelen
Loisf
SunnyCentralFlorida
Polardream
Lola
Nannykins
Bev2009
K8Orlando

I'm missing Kristene's but know the mail can take a while from Oz so we'll count it.

There are a couple people who have opted out of the drawing so there will be 19 entries. Good luck!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 5:27PM
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bozogardener

I'm here if you still need someone!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 5:40PM
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K8Orlando

Tamie, I just emailed the list to you! Thanks!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 5:43PM
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mary_c_gw

I'm here and can pick the final number, if you need.

I did opt out of this drawing.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 5:49PM
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bozogardener

Done and sent! Good luck everyone!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 5:50PM
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K8Orlando

Got it! OK Mary, pick a number from 1-19.

(I opted out of the drawing too because I have too many projects right now but it was hard to take my name out once I saw all these blocks!)

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 5:56PM
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mary_c_gw

And the winner is lucky number 13! Congratulations!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 6:00PM
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K8Orlando

Bev2009!!!!

Congrats Beverly!!!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 6:02PM
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bozogardener

Yay! Congrats Beverly!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 6:03PM
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nannykins

And my congratulations as well
Theresa

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 7:09PM
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littlehelen_gw

Congratulations Beverly....!!!!
V.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 7:14PM
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beth7happy

woooHooo...congrats!!!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 7:15PM
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bev2009

I am so excited! Thank you everyone. It is such a traditional block and I know that I will love the quilt. The pictures everyone have been posting are beautiful!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 8:35PM
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loisflan

Congratulations, Bev. Don't forget to post a picture when you finish the quilt.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 10:30PM
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magothyrivergirl

Congratulations Bev! These blocks are going to be beautiful together. This group of players picked a nice variety of fabrics for their blocks. You are a lucky gal!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 9:08AM
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polardreams

Congrats!
Sue

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 12:02AM
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K8Orlando

Kristene's block arrived today, so the package will go out tomorrow to Bev2009!

Kate

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 5:21PM
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bev2009

I can't wait! I got busy and created a template and have been busily hand quilting the border of my wallhanging to get that finished so I can work on the blocks when they arrive. Nothing like a little pressure to get you moving.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2012 at 11:02PM
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bev2009

I received the blocks today and they are gorgeous. I will try and take pictures next week. Thank you everyone!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 5:45PM
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