Canadian Block Lotto Challenge

For November’s Block Lotto we are participating in a Canada-wide block lotto challenge alongside many other Canadian MQG’s.

Each guild is revealing this challenge in September/October. We revealed at our September meeting.

Block lotto draws will remain within each separate guild according to guild rules/guidelines. We will be drawing at our November 25th meeting, don’t forget your blocks!

Each guild will choose their own colour palette and all participants are encouraged to post their blocks on social media using the selected hashtags or Facebook groups. Be sure to check out all the beautiful blocks!

 

The Block:  Wedges as Topography

Size: 9″ finished (9 1/2″ unfinished)

Colour Palette: The palette we have selected is meant to reflect a modern fall landscape. Solid fabrics of Eggplant, Gold, and Earth tones. Including a small amount of bright white is suggested in the instructions. While this should be the overall colour theme of your block(s), small amounts of other coordinating fall colours would be acceptable.

mqg colour palette

 

Social Media: #cdnmqgblocklotto2018  #wedgesastopography
and Facebook Groups: Modern Quilting in Canada, Canadian Modern Quilters

Instructions: Full instructions and examples can be seen on Karen’s Just Get It Done Quilts webpage and the instructions file can be found on her webpage here as well.

There is a handy YouTube video with instructions by Just Get It Done Quilts as well! Thanks Karen!

 

May 2018 Block Lotto

Sun May 27   –  Meeting Sew Day – draw will happen with the 2pm Show & Tell

Block Theme: Improv

Colour Theme:  Purples, Oranges, Yellows. -no neutral background colours-
The block should be nice and bright and colourful!
(Can use patterned fabric, doesn’t have to be solids)

Block Size: 12 1/2″ unfinished

There are tons of great improv ideas, tutorials, and resources on the internet and in quilting books. It will be fun to see the variety and creative blocks people make!

If you’re not sure where to start just google “improve quilt blocks”.

Feel free to enter as many times as you would like! If you don’t wish to win the lotto, but want to participate, donation blocks are gratefully accepted.

March 2018 Block Lotto

Michelle Freedman has graciously allowed us to use her Urban Chicken Block for our March block lotto. Thanks Michelle!

urbanchickenblock

Be sure to check out her blog for instructions. There is also another great tutorial here.

Make sure to tag your blocks on instragram using #urbanchickenblock and @stitchwellandprosper

The colour scheme is as follows:

block lotto march

Remember that your blocks are meant to be monochromatic, so choose ONE colour per block.

The white portion of the block should be low-volume white fabrics, for example:

low-volume-quilt-fabric

Blocks are due at the March meeting and we’ll make the draw during Show&Tell (about 2pm).

December 2017 Block Lotto

Sat Dec 2nd   –   Christmas Sewcial

Block Theme: Christmas

Colour Theme:  Reds and/or greens. Can use whites, low volume, etc. Other colours can appear but the overall colour should read red and/or green.

Block Size: ANY – to encourage creativity!

However: One entry will equate to 12″ of block length.

Examples of one entry would be:

  • one 12×12″ block
  • one 6×12″ block
  • two 6×6″ blocks
  • three 4×4″ blocks

Feel free to enter as many times as you would like! If you don’t wish to win the lotto, but want to participate, donation blocks are gratefully accepted.