Lucky Blocks

A block pattern is published each month in the newsletter. Members are encouraged to make a block (or several) to turn in at the next meeting. Members receive one chance, for each block they turn in, to win a set of blocks. One set of blocks per participant per drawing.

If you make two blocks, one for guild and one for yourself, you will have a quilt top at the end of the year.  Everyone who finishes and shares their finished quilt top will be entered to win a prize! If you need help, please call or email Laurie Paurazas and she will answer any questions you may have.

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When Flying Geese Collide

Pebbles in the Stream

streamA “Two-fer” Lucky Block

This is a fast, fabulous block to make two at a time

Fabrics – Batiks or Prints - think Nature J

Select two coordinating fabrics that are the colors of water– Blues, Aquas and Greens

You need two - 2½” by at least 40½” - WOF strips from coordinating colors to cut two complete blocks at one time. Jelly Roll strips are fine if they are 40½” or longer.


August Lucky Block

Jagged X

Colors - 2 Bright Colors in a Tone on Tone, Batik, or Print that read as one color. Any Colors you like.
Background – Black solid, Print, or Tone on Tone that reads very black

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Cutting Instructions for 1 – Block (6½ unfinished)
Color 1 - (1) 3½”x 5” rectangle
Color 2 - (1) 3½”x 5” rectangle
Black - (2) 3½”x 5” rectangles

1. Lay a 3½” Black rectangle Right Side Down as in Fig A. Make a mark on the back 1½” over from the bottom left corner as in FIG A. Draw a diagonal Line from the mark to the top right corner as shown.
VIP The direction of the line is very important
2. Lay the Black rectangle horizontally over the Color rectangle right sides together as in FIG B and sew on the drawn line.
3. Trim the seam allowance to ¼” as in FIG C and press toward the Black.
4. Repeat with the other Color and Black rectangles.
5. Match the two units together as in the block at the top of the page. Sew and press the center seam open.
6. This is an easy block to make multiples of at the same time. Cut out several color and black rectangles. Match them up and sew, sew, sew!
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Fig A
Fig B
Fig C

June 2022 Lucky Block

Windmill Blossoms

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Petal 1 – Large “Kaffe-like” medium to large floral in any colorway you like.

Petal 2 – Tone on Tone, Solid or Print that reads as one color and coordinates with your floral

Background White or White on White 

Cutting Instructions - (12½” unfinished Block)

Petal 1 - Floral

(2)   7” squares

Petal 2 - Tone on Tone

(2)   7” squares

Background - White

(4)   3½” squares

(4)   2½” squares

VIP TIP!  Check the diagrams before you sew – the placement of the floral fabric does matter. 😉

  1. Petals/Half Square Triangle Units - Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of both Tone on Tone 7” squares. Match these to the 7” Floral squares, right sides together, and stitch a scant ¼” from both sides of the drawn line Fig A. Cut apart on the drawn line and press away from the Square up to 6½” and trim dog ears.
  2. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the White 2½” squares and on the White 3½” squares.
  3. VIP- Position the 6½” Half Square Triangle Units exactly as shown in Fig B - it does matter which side the floral is on. Match the White 2½” squares to the bottom left corner. Stitch on the drawn line. Press to the White and trim the seam allowance to ¼”.
    Match a 3½” square to the other corner of the large Half Square Triangle Units and sew on the drawn line Fig C.
  4. Lay out the four sections to match Fig D with the small white triangles in the center and sew the rows together. Press open. Sew the rows together and press the final seam open.

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