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Block Lotto - January 2024

We are kicking off 2024 with a fun transparency block as a block lotto!


What is a transparency block?

They are designs in which blocks of colour within the quilt block are strategically used to create the illusion of overlapping colours blending together - kind of like a plaid fabric.


The Pattern:

The Boomerang block is available as a free download from Easy Patchwork by Karen Ackva. Link to Boomerang block pattern. Each block will be 10.5" square.



Colour Scheme:


We will be using a cool winter sky colour scheme full of blues and greens. Refer to the colour palette shown here! Main fabrics should be solids or blenders that read as solid to achieve the transparency effect. Background fabric should be solid white or white-on-white pattern that will help create that northern lights shimmer.


Blocks are due back at the February guild meeting.








General Block Lotto Rules

  1. Make one quilt block (or many) following the pattern and colour 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 meeting, but really want to participate in the lotto, ask a friend to get your blocks to 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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