LOTTO - November 2012
Thank you for joining in the lotto!
The block this month is another classic pattern and I think you'll have fun with it. It's fast and easy - perfect as we get into the busy Holiday season! We'll do this one in shades of blue, purple and green. You'll need light and dark shades, sewn in Half Square Triangles. If you don't have these colors in your stash, a handful of fat quarters will be enough to do 3 blocks.
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 November, our lotto is Depression Block, although it's not very depressing at all! Dark or medium tones of blue, purple and green, paired with light tones of blue, purple and green. No background neutrals on this one - it's all color. No juvenile or novelty prints. Please use all cotton fabric, with nicely pressed 1/4 inch seams.
Here's the link to the pattern at Quilterscache.com: Depression Block.
And to get you started on ideas, here's a picture of my 3 blocks: