Monday, July 1, 2013

July Block Lotto

Here is the color palette, a cool take on patriotic for the month of July:

This is the block: Starburst Sparklers!

Instructions for the block can be found in this tutorial. This block should finish up at 10 inches. I think it is a good starting place for those of you who haven't done improv work but still fun for those who are pros at it! 

How to play: Make up the block for the month following the pattern and color scheme. Make as many as your little heart desires! Bring all your finished blocks to the meeting on July 31st. We will put all of the blocks in a big pile and draw out a winner. If there are enough blocks to be divided, multiple winners will be drawn. Then the winner gets all of those blocks to make a quilt (or similar project)! You can't win again until a completed project is presented. Have fun!


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  2. Oops I we bring the square at 10.5" square? Since it is 10" finished? Er...I'm confused. I'm still a novice quilter :/

  3. And is it an epic fail if our points don't meet exactly? I kind of like the one in the pic where they don't...but don't want to tick off the person who wins the lotto. :P

    1. Hi Trina! Your block will be 10 inches when you are done putting it together, or 9 1/2 when you sew it to other blocks. Square it up to 10 inches. I don't think it's a fail if the points don't match up. I didn't do so hot with my points, either (sewing after midnight and wine) but I like the way it has an overlapping effect. And this is supposed to be improvisational. I might try to make a few more and have the points match or maybe they won't ;) Don't worry about upsetting someone else- they are getting a boatload of finished blocks!