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Block Lotto - April 2023

Updated: May 30, 2023

April Block Lotto "Plus Sign" block. This block is also known as a Cross block and is a part of the nine-patch family!

Measurement & Cutting Info: Cut 4 - 5" squares from one fabric (any BLUE, solid or print ) AND Cut 5- 5" squares STRIPED fabric (contrast with blue background.... ensure a little white appears within the striped blocks )

PLEASE NOTE: Rotate each strip block 90 degrees around the centre block for that modern look. Here's a very simple and quick tutorial showing you how to make the Plus Sign block. This block is also known as a Cross block and is a part of the nine-patch family. This block comes together in minutes. It will take you longer to hunt up a striped fabric in your stash than to cut and assemble the blocks. Final Block Size: 14" squared but no need to trim. The lotto winner will trim blocks as required.

Tutorial from Amanda Wolfe @3and3quarters



Blocks Due at May Guild Meeting Social media #'s @calgarymqg #calmqgblocklotto #calgarymqg


General Lotto Rules: 1. Make one quilt block (or many) following the pattern and color scheme outlined in the lotto announcement blog post. For every block you make and bring to the following month’s meeting, you will get one entry in the lotto. If you are unable to attend the the meeting, but really want to participate in the lotto, ask a friend to get your blocks to the the meeting, but make sure they are named so we can properly account for your blocks. 2. The winner gets all the blocks to make a quilted project from them (We may hold a vote to split up the blocks between more than one winner if there are enough entries). If you win, the blocks become yours and you can use them in any way you choose. You may only win one group per lotto. 3. We would love to see your finished project, either in person or in pictures, once you are done. 4. Use modern fabrics that you like or love! If you are unsure about your fabric selection as it relates to "Modern" please ask. 5. Have fun! Keep in mind that (most likely) someone else will be taking home your block to incorporate into a larger piece and things must fit together (literally, …so keeping your block true to size is probably the most important thing), but you should also make it yours and enjoy the process. 6. Remember, you must be a member of the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild to participate.

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