Finish #2 for 2019 - "Block Lotto Love"
Measures 66" x 80"
Quilted in FreeMotion by ME - tea leaf quilting in the blocks and clamshell quilting in the inner border of "Nummers".
Thread used Aurifil white #50#
Batting - Quilters Dream select in white
Quilted on my Pfaff PowerQuilter 16.0
This Quilt's story
The block is called "Sparkle". I won the blocks last fall at my guild's Block Lotto draw. It works like this...if you want to participate, you make as many blocks as you like and then you receive a ticket number for each block you enter. So if you make three blocks, you get three chances to win all the blocks. My ticket number was drawn so I won enough to make two quilts but decided to only make one quilt and passed along the remainder so someone else in my guild could make a quilt to
I added an inner border of my beloved "Nummers" to brighten things up a bit.
When you sew together blocks made by so many others, you are bound to find things don't go together as well. Just takes some trimming or stretching to make it all work. The other issue is have fabrics been washed previously or not and the worry of bleeding. I was worried about all the navy fabrics bleeding, including the Kona Storm that I used for binding but I used 4
Dr. Beckmann colour collectors and no problem at all. After a turn in the dryer, out came a soft, supercuddly quilt.
Have you ever participated in a Block Lotto before? It's always so much fun to win! 😄