Monday, January 7, 2019

Weekly Update: winnings, fireballs, dots, and Good Fortune

Raffle Mania was the main event at Wednesday's guild meeting.  Members bring quilt-related stuff they no longer love. Raffle tickets are distributed based on the previous year's attendance (1 ticket per month, 1 ticket for wearing a name tag). Additional tickets are .50 each.  I got 17 free tickets and bought 20 more.  I contributed 10 5-lb bags of fabric sorted by color (20 yards per bag), two smaller ziploc bags with fabric, and four bundles of 10 books each.  (I was ruthless when I selected the fabric to donate. How many years have I had this? Does this really go with anything?  Will I ever use this?) (You need to remember that in 2018 I was *given* 470 yards in addition to what I bought.)

I did not return empty-handed.   There were a dozen big bundles of books and magazines donated by the family of a guild member who passed away last month.  I won three of those stacks.  I also won two ziploc bags with, yes, more fabric -- just 27 yards!

In the studio this week:

Nine 6" fireball blocks for the January Block Lotto.

This month's wonky house for the guild BOM.

I have assembled the rows (shown here as columns) for Good Fortune.  Borders to come!  I really like the design and when the four borders are added it will look smashing.
Thanks to Barbara in Germany who noted the two four-patches the wrong way (second in, third up from the bottom). I managed to sew half the 4p-orange units the wrong way around. I ripped them out and re-sewed them -- but I missed that unit. I've corrected it (as of 2 p.m. Monday).

Monday link ups:
Design Wall Monday
Monday Making
Oh Scrap!
Quiltville Mystery Monday 


  1. Your Good Fortune looks really pretty! Good for you for reducing your stash!

  2. Good Fortune is lovely and I love your wonky house! So cute !

  3. Your Good Fortune is gorgeous! (And wow, you got those blocks together fast!) I'm really happy with the mystery this year, too!
    I also love that wonky little house!

  4. Your house is pretty cute and your good fortune looks lovely. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  5. I'm always amazed at how productive you are. Congratulations for staying on top of Good Fortune. Great job with Fireball blocks. I have to admit that I am cutting back on the number of lotto block activities I participate in. I must have 3 or 4 sets of blocks that need to be put together but motivation is not high! Keep up the great job of making and finishing tops.

  6. Gorgeous Good Fortune, Nann. I worked on my Block Lotto blocks this week as well. LOVE those colors as well. What fun we can have while playing with scraps--especially the ones someone else threw away. :) Have a great week.

  7. Good Fortune looks lovely! You're ahead of me. You give me hope.

  8. Good Fortune is one of the loveliest of Bonnie's mystery quilts and yours looks super. The border will make it even better.
    Congratulations on clearing out old fabric and getting some new stuff.


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