I joined the Block Lotto this month. I am not much of a traditional piecer…hmm… I may have mentioned once or twice that I do not have the patience for all that precision seaming! But it’s easy to get stuck in the rut of familiarity, so I decided to challenge myself to do more complex piecing and the Block Lotto is a great way for me to do that and have some fun with it.
This months block pattern is called Little Windows.
You can see why they are called ‘little windows’. The lovely thing about Block Lotto is that guidelines and suggested construction is given for the blocks which makes it really easy even for beginner sewers or quilters.
The requirements for the block is that it be 7inches finished size, each window could be a fabric of my choice and the frame fabric had to be a black and white print. I used a black and white fat quarter called ‘Scribble Spot’ from The Henley Studio for Makower UK, for the windows I used the scraps from my Lilac Baby Quilt (which is still a work in progress!). I really like the combination of fabrics, I think the compliment each other well.
The great think about the Block Lotto is that at the end of the month someone is randomly chosen to win all the blocks that have been made. All the lucky winner needs to do is sew the blocks together in a design they like.
They are also doing a quilt along sampler quilt which looks really great. It is half way through but all the instructions can be found on the website, so you can join in at any time.
If you are interested in finding out about the Block Lotto click the button.
Lisa at The Quilting Bird