Wednesday, June 8, 2011

josallsorts - another newbie

I am a newbie to Block Lotto having found it while surfing one day.  I have been living in Oman for 4 months now and managed to find a quilting group here.  Unfortunately due to the excessive heat in June, July and August most expats go home to cool off so there are no meetings those months.  In my case although I will be going back to the UK, it will give me time to catch up on several projects that I have started but have yet to complete.  I love to sew, paint and all craft stuff when I am not playing golf.  The golf here though has gone by the wayside a bit again due to the heat and I miss that a lot.  I came here from Trinidad having been there for 2.5 years and having played A LOT of golf so I am noticing the lack of exercise somewhat.

I digress; I have made 7 blocks as my first attempt and will be happy to put them forward for the draw.  My photography skills are a bit like my technology skills, a bit poor, so the colours haven't shown up too well.  I enjoyed the block as it was quick and easy though I can see how it can be improved on with good use of colour and shade.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My first attempt at Block Lotto

 I am a newbie!

I have now been in Oman for 4 months and found Block Lotto this week.  It looked like fun so I joined up and here are my first 7 blocks.  I think I need to improve my photography techniques as the colours have not come out very well.  I have joined a quilting group here in Oman but there are no meetings during June, July and August as it is so hot most expats go to their home country to stay cool.  I shall be doing same for part of July and most of August! 

I found this patch was a good starting place and tried hard to get the sizes right and the seams straight.  I have quilted things on and off for many years but tend to struggle finishing things if they are taking too long.  This block was great in that respect as it is very quick but effective when pieced together as a lot of the other photos already posted show.

I look forward to the next blocks and possibly winning some?