Saturday, January 30, 2010

BlockLotto - January 2010 - Tic Tac Toe

January 2010 - Tic Tac Toe
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 BlockLotto - January 2010 - Tic Tac Toe

The directions were posted January 1st - along with links to photos of example blocks already completed.

It took so much time for me to get set up and to get my quilting equipment and the sewing machine set up.

I also had to figure out how to get pictures so they could be posted to the site. Here is the link to my first posting of blocks for the blocklotto (Jan 24 10)

A few days later I posted my final three blocks (Jan 27 10)

Part of the trouble was my coding from 1989 of putting a safety pin in the fabric if it was washed and tested to be color safe had slipped my mind - so I was soaking fabric in vinegar and then washing it to be sure it wouldn't bleed. The kitchen looked like a science experiment!

Friday, January 1, 2010

BlockLotto for 2010

I am actually writing this after the fact - I can't remember what I was searching for when I found the BlockLotto...

But I am so glad that I found it! Sophie has been organizing this for several years - this year it happens she is having all the blocks to be designed in liberated quilting style - just up my alley. Of course I can't remember when I heard about this too - but I feel a real connection to this style.

Each month Sophie designs a block and posts directions. The direction include what colors of fabric, end sizes, and other steps. She includes example blocks too.

As we want we finish blocks and posts pictures on her blog - if they meet the criteria she includes them in the count for the drawing that is held last day of the month. The winner(s) are announced and addresses exchanged so the blocks can be mailed. The blocks will all be different sizes so there is no use really in making an extra one each month - the photos will have to do for remembering what was done.

So I'm signing on - there is no monthly commitment but as she says "if you don't play you can't win!"