Sunday, October 21, 2012

Split stars for October's Block Lotto drawing

Aren't these great? The pattern is so simple, but the blocks are striking because there's such contrast between the fabrics. I really like this block, and hope that I'll get lucky and win this month. Maybe I'll even get around to making 5 more blocks to boost my chances.

It's funny, these blocks finish at 9 inches, so they are 9 1/2 inches unfinished and feel ENORMOUS to me. I think I've been infected by the Dear Jane quilt project, where the blocks finish at just 4 1/2 inches. Teeny, tiny blocks with lots and lots of pieces.

I'm really excited to be able to report that I think I'm going to be able to see the real, original Jane Stickle quilt on Friday. I'm heading up to Middlebury, VT to see my oldest son perform in a play, and I just realized that Bennington, where the quilt is on display through the end of the month, is almost right on the way!!! Almost. My husband's already agreed to the detour, so it's a plan. I'll take a photo and post it after the pilgrimage. 


  1. Those blocks are so nice. I hope you win so we will see more of them. Enjoy your visit with Dear Jane. It would take a lot of inspiration to get me to make that many itty bitty blocks.

  2. Hi Ginny, those blocks are great the contrast between the stars is great. I love the ideas you get from other blogs, I just need more time!!! Have a great trip. Susie x

  3. I am so envious of your trip to Bennington. I'd love to see the original "Jane" alive and in person one day. Have fun. I'm thinking there will be a lot of fall colour on your trip, too, lucky girl.