Monday, July 31, 2006

It's Nine O'Clock in August

The Lotto Block for August is called Nine O'Clock.


We'll be making this block in the summery color combination of bright yellow sunshine and clear blue skies on a crisp WOW background.

Referring to Marcia Hohn's original pattern on the Quilter's Cache site for color placement:

Color 1: tone-on-tone or print fabric that reads as yellow or is a yellow/white or yellow/blue/white print
Color 2: tone-on-tone or print fabric that reads as any shade of blue
Color 3 (background): is white-on-white (WOW)

This block really goes quite quickly and is easily made from any 10" squares you may have collected through swaps. When I was making the sample, before I knew it, I'd two more:

The yellow in the block on the left is my first attempt at shibori hand dye; the blue and yellow print in the block on the right is fussy cut from a mostly blue fabric with suns and moons and clouds. I used a range of blue prints in my blocks to add variety to the scrappy blocks this month's winner(s) will receive.

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