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LOTTO - June 2013

Posted by toolgranny (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 1, 13 at 20:07

This month is another traditional block, the State of Illinois.

Lets use dark blues, see samples. This makes a lovely blue and white quilt with secondary patterns. Use any dark blues. I used indigos and batiks but any darker blue will work.

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!

A few specifics:

- each month there will be a designated block or theme, you can send 1, 2 or 3 blocks

-12” blocks must measure 12.5” x 12.5” with no more than 1/4” variation. If we call out a different size, it will always show on the pattern but the measurements must stay true so that the winner will be able to assemble the quilt easily.

-With your blocks include name, mailing address, forum name and $1 in the pkg to cover postage for mailing the blocks to the winner.

- if you like, 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 makes it more interesting).

- all blocks received by the last day of the month will be included in the lotto drawing. If your block is still in transit, please let us know so you can be included.

- you will have 1 chance to win per block.

Blocks are to be mailed to Valarie. She will arrange the collection and dispersal to the winner. If you need her mailing address, you may request it by sending her an e-mail at littlehelen at comcast dot net.

Any comments and suggestions are welcome. Those who complain get this job next year.

Here is a link that might be useful: State of Illinois block pattern


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RE: LOTTO - June 2013

I forgot to mention that the background should be white or WOW. The finished quilt would look better if all backgrounds are white even if the blues are a mixed bag.


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I could almost be tempted with this pattern/color combo. It is very striking in the contrast, and the secondary pattern.

I'll think on it.


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I love this one....will try to get three done.


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haven't done the lotto in a long time put me down for 2.


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Here is 1 block. We are leaving in the morning to go to visit DD in Montreal and will be coming home through the states so will mail it from NY state. I may get a couple more done when we get back but thought I would get this one in the mail.


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Just checking to see if you received my block Val?


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I am going to pass this month, first time I have missed since Jan. 2012.
I try to use stash and I don't have anything that will work. Maybe that's a message that I NEED to go shopping.
Nice pattern and will make a super quilt.
Theresa


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Yes Mary...your block arrive safe, sound and lovely!
V.


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Glad it arrived! It will probably be the only one I send. My DD went to Montreal 2 1/2 years ago for her Masters Degree. While there she met a man so has decided to stay there. I am now in the middle of packing away all of her stuff so I can repurpose her room.


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Bumping back to the top...One full week left in June for the Lotto Block...!!!


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Wow.... this one is kickin' my ..........whew!! Is it just cuz I'm so inexperienced??? I have one done....not 100% happy with it, but I'll forge ahead. The block sure is a pretty one, tho........ It must be a level 10 !!! :)


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Stick with it Beth...some of my geese had one too many shots of Grey Goose, but once I got the little devils sobered up...the block turned out lovely! I hope to make another this week...but will see if my work schedule will give me a break.


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Grey goose...!!! What a great idea, littlehelen!! :) that'll give ya the shot ya need to get 'er done! Forged and not exactly perfect, but done. ....gooses cooked. Will be sending three.


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Beth...I'm so pleased you stuck with those geese and didn't let em fly away! Your blocks look fine... I'll be looking for them in the mail this week.

Buster, the quilt block boston border patrol terrier who oversees lotto operations , wants to know who else will be sending in blocks? I'm not crossing him...who else might we expect this week?


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I'm so sorry but I don't think I'll get any made this month.

Beth - your blocks look fine!

Val - i love that blue fabric you used!


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K8....Buster is ok with that...we understand, thanks for letting us know.


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I don't want to let Buster down! Please tell him I'll do better next month!


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I have fabric pulled and am planning on doing at least one. Hopefully I can pull it off!


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that would be great Jen...but don't stress...please...just let me know if it makes the mail so I can keep an eye out.
V.


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Well, I made up two last night. But I was rushing and will have to take two apart to fix some problems. Still hope to get them in the mail by Friday.

Will let you know for sure...


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Jen, Sorry you need to get your ripper out....,but we'd love to have your blocks! I'll delay pulling the winner until yours are received.
To All: I'll get a pic posted this weekend of all the submission thus far....Thanks so much for participating in the lotto...!!!
V.


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I have fixed my two blocks and they are ready to go in the mail tomorrow. Valarie, I wouldn't expect them to day more than a few days to get to you.
jen


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OK...happy to have a few more blocks!


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Just back from the post office. Three blocks are in the mail. The clerk said "two or three days"...hopefully it'll be two, or I'm late!


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Yipee!...stayed tuned for pics folks...anyone else I should watch out for?

I bet everyone is waiting to see what we're doing for July! My lotto partner, Toolgranny, is the best at surprizes ;-), we'll find out on July 1 ! ! !

V.


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All the blocks have arrived...what a stunning graphic when all are laid out!! Will pick the lucky winner ...maybe around mid day today..
V.


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Anyone there? Pick a number from 21 to 27... for the June drawing...

there are more than 7 blocks, but two participants did not want to be in the drawings...so chances are higher for those participating!


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Hi Val
How about number 26?
Theresa


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Hi Val
how about number 26.
Theresa

Gremlins at work!!!!

This post was edited by nannykins on Sun, Jun 30, 13 at 12:19


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...and lucky #26 is Beth7happy, aka Beth! Congratulations!!!

thank you nannykins for picking the lucky number.

Beth, I'll have yur 11 State of Illinois blocks in the mail by weeks end! Enjoy!


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Enjoy Beth!!!
Theresa


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Congratulations, Beth. I know you worked hard on this one. It should make someone a pretty quilt. You could make more blocks and enlarge it for a bigger bed as well.


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Congratulations Beth!


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woooHoooo!!! Who ME???? LOL...i LOVE it! wow and I DO love these blocks, too!! Blue - my fav color!! and yep, toolgranny....I had to work a lil harder on this one! THANK YOU all for sharing!! :) Color me: "Happy>


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Congratulations Beth!


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Hi Beth, Your blocks went in the mail today...should have them first part of next week. Enjoy!


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Thanks!!! I'm looking forward to them!! Will let you know when they've arrived......


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Congrats, Beth. They are very pretty blocks.


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Wow...these are just beautiful blocks!! Thank you all! They arrived here today in the mail!


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