Saturday, July 01, 2006
July's Patriotic (Lotto Block) Thing
The block lotto pattern for July is Marcia Hohn's original, That Thirties Thing. This paper-pieced block seems designed for a red, white and blue color theme.
It's one of those blocks whose odd angles becomes much more interesting when assembled into a top--imagine something like Marcia's illustration of the completed quilt (at the bottom of the pattern page linked above), but better, because it will have all the richness of a scrappy quilt.
If you're new to paper foundation piecing--also known as paper piecing or simply pfp--be sure to check out Janet Wickell's Introduction to Foundation Piecing on the Quilting site on about.com and look at the annotated in-progress photos I took while making this block.