This month, the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild's lottery block is an interesting one:
The block is an Improv Block in Kona White, Kona Black, and one accent print or solid fabric used lightly (not more than 20% of the block).
The unfinished block size is 11 inches (10.5 inches finished).
Please use whatever improv style you like.
In case you're not a quilter, some explanations:
- Lottery Blocks are something that many quilt guilds do. In essentials, there is a "block of the month." Everyone in the guild who wants to, makes 1 (or more) copies of that block. Entrants receive a ticket for every block they bring in. The blocks are then raffled off and one winner takes them all home. They now have enough blocks to make a big quilt!
- Kona is a brand of fabric. They are solid color fabrics and many Modern Quilters consider them to be the "only" solids.
- Improv piecing is a method of creating a block without a pattern. Some quilters refuse to even use a ruler when improv piecing.
This is the first block that I made:
So then I made these two blocks in half the time it took me to make just the first one!
Something I learned during my two weeks with Nancy Crow, was to create fabric "sketches." It's a lesson that I had actually forgotten until I made these blocks and suddenly thought: I'd like to see that on a larger scale. Something to think about for a future project!
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