Friday, July 2, 2010

Liberated Quilting

I will probably always be a beginner quilter.  I don't have the patience to do the exacting work of the truly talented quilters.  I do enjoy piecing quilts together, but I get tired of doing the same block over and over again. So I'm always looking for quilts that fit my short attention span.  I like samplers as the blocks are different.  I like scrappy quilts as the materials are different.  I like mystery quilts as I don't know how they are going to end up until they are finished.  I do mostly smaller sized quilts that I can hopefully finish before my interest fades.

Now, I've found a new group that is right up my alley.  It is Block Lotto.  First of all, I can make as few as one block to be included. If I'm only making a few blocks, I can probably use leftover material I already have.  That makes the price right.  Then, each block is a "chance" to win. Winning is always exciting.  What you win are enough blocks to make a whole quilt mailed to you from other Lotto contributors. How many winners is determined by how many blocks are made.  How fun is that?  Then to top it all off, the last several block patterns have been "liberated" patterns.  That means there isn't an exact pattern, just the process to make the block, so while all the blocks are the same, they are also all different.  The idea of uniqueness for every block really suits me.

I'm excited about my first four "fireworks" blocks.  Wish me luck.  I might end up with a whole quilt of these little abstract sparklers, and if not me, then someone who will love them, I'm sure.

1 comment:

sophie said...

Janet, your blocks look great. If you could email me, I'll get you set up as an author on the Block Lotto blog so you can post, blog your blocks and enter them to WIN! I'll need your name and (postal) mailing address–this is to speed up the process if(WHEN!) you win and I need to get the info out to everyone to mail their blocks to you.