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April Lotto- Calling all kitty lovers!

Posted by vicky4x4 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 29, 08 at 9:26

April Lotto Block:
We will be doing fun Tesselcats from Quilterscache in BRIGHT novelty prints (not childrens) and a black background. You will need to make four blocks and put them together to get a 12 1/2 inch block. I can NOT wait to see these!


Every month I will post a block and fabric requirements for each month we are playing! For each block you send in (up to 3) your name will go into the hat for that month. The first day of the following month a name will be drawn from all blocks that arrive at my house on or before end of the month, these players have a chance at the drawing to be held the 1st of the month. Any blocks arriving after the end of the month will be forwarded on to the winner. All blocks sent in will be sent to the winner. If 50 blocks are sent in, get ready to win 50! There will be no splits of the pot! One winner each month.............For postage I am asking everyone to included a Dollar to cover postage and cost of the envelope to be mailed to the winner............with your block in your baggie include your name, address and forum name and your dollar.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tesselcats


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RE: April Lotto- Calling all kitty lovers!

Hi Vicky,
Count me in. :-)
Sue


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svanessa- ?
Vicky-1

Sue for how many blocks?


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Hi, Can you please elaborate on "Novelty prints not childrens" I think of a novelty print as something that has an "object" on it -- as opposed to a plaid, floral, tone on tone, etc. But want to make sure I understand correctly. Thanks!


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I'll try to elaborate on novelty prints...........

Yes, objects or things like butterflies, buttons, flowers,bright geo shapes, things like that but not cars, trucks, dolls, Burt and Ernie or Big bird. If you look at the picture on the quiltercache page I think it gives the idea too. I was thinking bright and in your face kitties. I hope this helps.

Vicky


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Thanks, that definitely helps! I was looking at the cats on that page and liking most of their fabrics. I'm going to give this one some thought... Check the ole schedule...


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cute block but I don't PP!
Red


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Hi Vicki,

I'll make 3 blocks. I think several of Laural Burch fabrics will work great in this quilt!

Redpenny, you can print out the templates, cut out each piece, redraw them, adding a 1/4" seam allowance then piece as you normally would. A lot of work compared to PP but doable if you want to play.

Sue


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i have made a quilt using this pattern, but it was not paper pieced. which i don't do. would join using the pattern i have. would have to double check for size. up to you.


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svanessa- 3
Vicky-1

patti60- if the block is the same size you can use regular piecing, maybe you can post pattern here for others to use that don't pp.

Vicky


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Good Morning!! I LOVE kitties. This block is very cute and the color choice awesome. Too bad I don't know how to paper piece- maybe this summer when I am on vacation, I'll try to learn. If patti60 has a pattern I would love to join. Have a great week everyone! JudyLee


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Vicki,
In the example each 6" block has 2 kitties made from different fabrics but of similar color. Should we do the same? Each 6" block would have 2 cats of similar color?

Here's my first 6" block:


Sue


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Sue,
Looks great! I hope more people sign up. I didn't realize pp was going to be a problem.

Vicky


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Vicki,
If this isn't a go I'll just use the blocks I've made as a BOM for my guild's charity. Every other month a guild member selects a block and raids their stash putting together BOM kits. I have December, '08 so I have plenty of time to put the kits together.
Sue


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i believe we can use the pattern i have. give me a couple days to check it out. i have cemo tommoro, not much good after that.


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Vicky, I will give this a try. (it may take several)hehehe
I am just trying paper piecing now. I am not very good at judging how big to cut the pieces or how to position them before sewing but I will try.


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Here's a YouTube video on paper piecing. I haven't seen it as this site is blocked where I work so I hope it's good.
Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: Paper piecing How-to video


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svanessa- 3
Vicky-1
stitches - 1


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video

The video was not helpful as it didn't show how to pp only the color choices for a pineapple quilt.

Vicky


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bump


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Why don't some of the gals who are doing the PP block take pics of how they are doing it and post it!Perhaps others could try with the step by step pics from some who is doing this swap!Just idea!
Red


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It's not as difficult as it sounds. It's one of things if you get a good set of directions, try it out on something easy, the lightbulb goes on and you say ....wow, I did it.

I found a good primer, I think, on the inet and here's the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Paper piecing primer


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I cant follow dirextions LOl I need to see the actual think done they make it look easy on these PP instructions...until I try it!
Red


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Here is a block similar it's not 6" if someone could figure out the sizes maybe it couls be used.
Red

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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Red,

I take the challenge! I will put one together and have DD take pictures while I do it and post! I don't know if it can be done today as I have a student today but within the next few days.

Vicky


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Here is another cat pattern for consideration,,,I made one for Natalie.Fun and easy...I can find the pattern again,it was online and free...

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I'm in for at least one (I printed 2 sets)...& that's only if my PP goes well. I've done a few tries at PP, but it's certainly not my favorite technique although I love how accurate you can be...when it's done well that is. hehe :)


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svanessa- 3
Vicky-1
stitches - 1
crafteedee -1


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Here's my finished block, There is a Tesselcat tutorial up, give it a try! They are looking pretty! I can see button eyes on these.........

Vicky

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I sure like your contrasts, Vickie. I was thinking how cute they'd be with button eyes, too. Do the block makers put the eyes on, or the person who wins the lotto? If I decided to hop in on this one (and I might) I was dreading the thought of trying to applique in tiny eyeballs. LOL.


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The person winning these will have to do the eyes because if it goes to a child they would have to be sewn on, if it goes on a wall well I'd put buttons on.

Vicky


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Vicky- That block is WAY cute!! I love the colors you chose. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I just might give it a try this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks- JudyLee


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the block red posted is the one i used. and someone did reduce the pattern and did 4 small ones and made the block. put me down for 2 and i will get to work.


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Can I just pull my eyeballs out now??? These blocks are cute, but PP is definiately not my favorite technique. I hope I win... =>*wink wink*<=

Can I suggest that we don't peel the paper off the back so the winner can accurately sew the blocks together?

Here's the fruits of my 2+ hours of work...and I am getting faster!
Tesselcats


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svanessa- 3
Vicky-1
stitches - 1
crafteedee -1
patti60- 2

Crafteedee, I have already removed my paper backing.I LOVE your blocks! Vic


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Put me down for one too. I may do more if time allows.

I have already removed my backing as well (force of habit). I love paper piecing and it's the preferable way to do things for tiny patterns, and accuracy. It's like a coloring book. You can make a pretty picture if you can stay in the lines.


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svanessa- 3
Vicky-1
stitches - 1
crafteedee -1
patti60- 2
calliope-1


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It only took me 1 hour to finish the other 2 sections, so my 1 block is done.

Vicky, I think I still have your address from a few months back. You're in P.C. right?


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Right P.C.N.Y.

:-)


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Caroline,I would love to have the cat pattern you made.It looks much easier.Do you think you can find the link to it?I`ll look too.I just don`t think I can do the paper piecing. Sorry Vickie, Robin


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Patti do you have the measurements for the block I posted in 6"?
Vicky you did a great tutorial but I just don't PP!
Red


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give me a few days to work it out. i am sewing on mon so will have it all figured out then.


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For any of you who haven't started their blocks yet, I would like to call attention to what Vicky said in her tutorial. Make sure that the pattern prints out EXACTLY the dimension it should. I finished my block tonight, and it turned out just super and then I picked up my measure and duh.......

It doesn't quite hit twelve inches square. I did measure my pattern first, but not carefully....I used a clumsy old kitchen ruler, instead of my sewing rule because I was at my puter, instead of my sewing room. It was off just a wee tiny bit I guess and each seam adds up. I'm going to have to do another block now. Just thought I'd warn you in case somebody else is as sloppy as me. Almost one inch isn't good enough. Not even a few hairs off.


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Hi there,

I am new to this site. Was looking for someplace to swap fabrics. I love this block and would love to join in. I will send in 2 blocks. Let me know where to send them.

Thanks,
Lisa in MN


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svanessa- 3
Vicky-1
stitches - 1
crafteedee -1
patti60- 2
calliope-1
lrfrank65- 2

lrfrank65- Please send me an e-mail and I'll send you my address as you don't have one available to me.

Thank you Vicky


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Vicky, my block went in the mail today. 3 days maybe?


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svanessa- 3
Vicky-1
stitches - 1
crafteedee -1- received
patti60- 2
calliope-1- received
lrfrank65- 2


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svanessa- 3
Vicky-1- here
stitches - 1
crafteedee -1- received
patti60- 2
calliope-1- received
lrfrank65- 2


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svanessa- 3
Vicky-1- here
stitches - 1
crafteedee -1- received
calliope-1- received
lrfrank65- 2

Does everyone have my address? Let me know so your blocks will be in for the drawing.

Thanks,
Vicky


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Vicky, I sent my kitties on last Saturday. Nancy


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:-) Nancy, I'll let you know when they arrive.

Vicky


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svanessa- 3
Vicky-1- here
stitches - 1- received
crafteedee -1- received
calliope-1- received
lrfrank65- 2


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svanessa- 3
Vicky-1- here
stitches - 1- received
crafteedee -1- received
calliope-1- received
lrfrank65- 2- received


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