Thursday, June 15, 2017

Block Lotto - June 2017

This Block Lotto is all about Canada's Birthday,so we are making red and white Modern Maples  by Amanda Jennings to celebrate!

This is the Modern Maple tutorial, Here is a different  tutorial that is really easy to follow.  It has some great tips for making the stem but this time I am going to recommend sticking with the traditional 2 at a time method for your half square triangles, (using two 5" squares of each colour) as we are doing a scrappy background. It will also be easier for our winner to not have bias edges on the blocks.

Colour Palette:
Background scrappy whites and almost white prints.
Maple leaf, use one fabric for the whole leaf. Either as solid red,  a tone on tone red, or a red and white print.

I wouldn't mind if the odd reverse block was made. ie light leaf and red background. :-)

Wondering what hashtags to use? #calmqgblocklotto #calmqg #calgarymqg #modernmaples