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October 2017 Lotto Block - Scrappy Zig Zag - PACKAGES MAILED - Arrival Date is Saturday
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
Sweetpeadesigns - Linda H ... Made 6 sets but on her way to the PO was in an accident. Everyone is OK but it ruined her day as I am sure it would ruin any/everyone's day. Prayers for Peace and Comfort as you go through this recovery time or car and body.

THANK YOU ALL for an amazing month!! There weren't many of us but you ALL made handled the change really well and you sewed lots of blocks to make a FABulous month for the 4 WINNERS we were able to have. I am always WOW'd by your generosity!! I am proud to be your hostess :)
I had a GREAT TIME with all the Hands of the Pickers.
Annie (Dr's Nurse) picked ... SECRET SANTA #1
Dr. Sandhu picked ... SECRET SANTA #2
Monika (PT Tech) picked ... MARY
Ignacio (Costco Eye Tech) picked ... JOAN
MY SINCERE APOLOGIES for this change. Thank you Linda Wayda. I had my first 4 blocks made but didn't see the difference. Ugh!
* If you have already made all the blocks you are making please let me know.
* If you haven't finished making your blocks please stitch the 2 placement block so that you have a SET of TWO.
** PLEASE PIN 2 OPPOSITE Blocks together to form a SET and Tag it with your name.

THIS IS THE TIME FOR SECRET SANTA to PLAY. Please PM me for it to be a SECRET!!!!!
Welcome to the OCTOBER LOTTO!
* This is NOT a SWAP. It is a place to practice and enjoy making new or old blocks and luckily WINNING enough to make a FABulous QUILT!!!!
* Sign-ups let me know who wants to enjoy stitching some blocks unless Life Happenings get in the way.
* COMMUNICATION is the Key. There is NO stupid question so please ask away and let everyone know how you are doing.
We will be stitching up 1 block - 2 DIFFERENT PLACEMENTS to form a Zig Zag Quilt - WooHoo!!!

* Block size: 12.5" x 12.5".
FALL Theme Fabrics with MEDIUM Creams, LIGHT Tan - TOT's and Quiet Prints. PLEASE see picture and BONUS Tickets.
Chestnuts, Fires in the fireplace. Pumpkins, bears, deers in the woods, acorns, Fall candies. Oh the list of the Joys of Fall just keeps going!!! Trees rich in golden yellows, greens, burnt oranges, deep reds, purples, blues ... so many!!

* Gather (9) Scrappy Fall Fabrics and 9 Scrappy background fabrics. NO SOLIDS, PLEASE.
* Cut each fabric into 2.5" Strips x WoF (You will get 9 sections to cut) OR use your scraps and cut 2.5" x 4.5". DO NOT UNDERCUT.
* STITCH 1 Fall strip and 1 background Strips together.
* Press to the dark side.
* Cut into 4.5" sections and square up. AGAIN DO NOT UNDERCUT
* Watch the PLACEMENT for each section before you stitch them together

* CHECK YOUR MEASUREMENTS - Blocks MUST BE ABLE to be Squared to 12.5"
* PLEASE DO NOT Square up your blocks.
* PLEASE add your Address Label to the Front Corner of each block
* Place ALL blocks in ONE LARGE BAGGIE.
* Please SEND $2-3 to help with shipping to the winners

WAYS to RECEIVE your WINNING tickets ...
* 1 ticket = Let me know you are interested
* 1 ticket = for every 12.5" Non-Squared up block

WAYS to RECEIVE your BONUS tickets ...
* 1 ticket = (optional) Favorite PIE and do you make Homemade Crust
* 1 ticket = Post a picture of your FIRST block
* 3 tickets = Blocks ARRIVE at my house by October 27th
* 3 tickets = bring a friend and you both send blocks
* 3 tickets = Be a SECRET SANTA
* 3 extra tickets = (OPTIONAL) USE 9 different Fabrics for the Creams/Tans TOT's that you can see the pattern AND 9 different Fabricsfor the Fall Print FABRICS
TeresaK - Teresa ... 10 blocks; FP
Purrfect-Lady - Mary ... 11 blocks; FP
Rose92 - Linda W; 11 blocks (opposites to Mary's); FP
Toekeyotow - Joan; 12 blocks, more being; FP
Secret Santa #2 - 8 blocks; FP
Secret Santa #1 - 4 blocks; FP is Mincemeat at Christmas time

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9/28/2017 5:38:37 PM
Directions for the block?
9/28/2017 8:37:12 PM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
Whoops. Thanks
9/28/2017 9:45:51 PM
sweetpeadesigns Send a Message
Clark Hill, SC
Hey All,

Each month I keep hoping life will let me participate. October is no different. I have back to back tests Monday and Tuesday of next week, 3 customer quilts to quilt, and training for the new in SC job. Hope everyone is enjoying fall, the weather here is finally supposed to come down out of the 90's. I love the block this month, even though I will have to buy some background fabs to be totally scrappy. Actually, I love everything about fall, not just this months block. Truly hope everyone is having a great week and will have a fabulous weekend!!

9/29/2017 4:47:32 AM
sweetpeadesigns Send a Message
Clark Hill, SC
Oh, also, favorite pie is Apple (any kind of apple((deep dish, caramel, lattice crust, traditional crust)) you name it. Nope, don't make my own crusts. Maybe after I retire (Martha Stewart makes it look so easy).lol

9/29/2017 4:50:15 AM
mepeace2 Send a Message
Count me in for a few. Katy

My favorite pie is home made apple. Yes I make my own crust. And get apples from orchard. Gonna try knew crust this fall. Since I am determined to learn to cook better. LOL
9/29/2017 5:12:31 AM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
This looks fun and I need a fall quilt! Count me in, Teresa! And my favorite pie? Hmmm... Sour cream lemon. It was also my brother, Jim's fave, so whenever I have a piece, I remember the secret smiles we always shared over our pie. But I also love raspberry pie. I have been making my own pie crust since I was 10 yrs old. My mom taught me to top all of my crusts with a cinnamon/sugar mix. Yum!
9/29/2017 6:08:23 AM
toekeyotow Send a Message
Indiana Joan
I'll be making some more in the middle of the month. Kind of hectic right now. Ziggy Zag Ziggy Zag all the way.


Lemon Meringue is there something other than homemade crust?
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9/29/2017 12:46:48 PM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
Welcome Joan!!! WE have all month so no rush at the moment. Lemon Meringue is one of my favorites but I have never been able to make a homemade crust that is not dead weight in your stomach - LOL!!!

Welcome Mary!!! Happy to have you back with us. Hope your ATV trips were FUN!!! I know you mentioned wind one day. Your wind was probably a breeze to us. I have never heard of a Sour Cream Lemon Pie. Can you shre your recipe? I LOVE Sinnamon/sugar crumb toppings!!!

Welcome Katy!! Welcome back as well! Ever since I made Rob and Apple Pie that is always what he wants. He said it was better than his Mom's - WOW! He won't even eat an Apple Pie from Marie Callendars. My heart really swelled. I have have a box of Jonnagolds waiting to be made into a pie and some to freeze for a pie for the holidays.

Welcome Linda H!! Martha Stewart makes everything so easy. I should have invested in her company!!! The top on my Apple Pie is a crust with tiny little apples cut out of it and then placed all around the top. Thank goodness for templates!!!

I went over to Marta's and Jamie's house today looking for some fall fabrics to trade with them. I got lucky on the Light tans but I still need to go shopping at Debbie's tomorrow. 5th Saturday is hot for FQ's.

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9/30/2017 12:30:52 AM
I need to check and see if I have this many fabrics. I doubt it. Will look next weekend when I bring my fabric to church for sew day.
9/30/2017 6:59:40 AM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
Teresa, I don't have a recipe for sour cream lemon pie. I order it in restaurants. And I have friends who always buy a frozen one when we get together. But when I make pies, I always make my crust from scratch and sprinkle cinnamon & sugar on the top crust. Really adds another layer of yum!

I have 11 blocks made. I meant to make just 8, but kept cutting to get different fabrics in the blocks and ended up with lots of extra pieces and no other use for them so I just kept sewing. They all measure a tic over 12-1/2". Just need to tag and bag 'em now and send them on their way.
9/30/2017 10:40:53 AM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
Mary - Looks like I need to go shopping for a Sour Cream Lemon Pie. Sounds Yummy!!! WOW 11 blocks? How FABulous is that and totally understandable seeing as 1 WoF Fall strip and 1 Wof background strip sewn together and cut into sections will make 9 sections!!! YEA!!!

Valerie - This is also a great time to trade strips with friends so I bet if you put the word out you will have no trouble finding diferent fabrics :) Let me know as I can send you some from my stash :)

Just go back from Debbie's in Tehachapi. Picked up 2 FUN FALL fabrics and of course some FUN strips from her Stash basket. Always LOTS of FUN digging through it. Amazing how much you can fit into a baggie when they are rolled!!!!! Jamie and I had a friendly bet that I could get more in mine than she could in hers. I won and she gave me a FQ :)

Happy Stash Diving and Trading
9/30/2017 12:20:10 PM
toekeyotow Send a Message
Indiana Joan
Teresa, the trick with making crust is NOT to handle it very much. Then it will be light and flaky. Add ice cold water 1 tablespoon at a time.

9/30/2017 12:21:27 PM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
Joan - with your encouragement I should have to try again. I have an Apple Pie waiting to be BAKED :) :) :)

Mary - Great Picture!!! Great FABRIC CHOICES!!! Looks like you really got into the Lotto this month!!

You are not the only one - LOL!!! I just kept cutting and getting into the colors, especially all my Tans TOT's. I just LOVE FALL FABRICS!!!!!

***** I have ADDED EXTRA WAYs to get MORE TICKETS! *****
* 3 tickets = Your BLOCKS ARRIVE at my house by October 27th
* 1 ticket = Post a picture of your FIRST block
* 3 tickets = Be a SECRET SANTA (PM me to keep it a SECRET)

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10/2/2017 9:13:12 AM
Rose92 Send a Message
Central CA
Count me in again, Teresa!

My favorite pie is lemon meringue. My mother made the best one, from scratch all the way. I never have been able to achieve her level, my crusts are always too doughy. Any suggestions for a better crust?

10/2/2017 3:50:11 PM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
Teresa, I'm glad they made it! Thanks so much for sharing the photo I sent you. Now to just sit back and cross my fingers!
10/3/2017 5:27:56 AM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
Mary. Sure hope you have tons to keep you busy so that time will go by quickly. Not to quickly though. Much to do.

Linda W. Happy to have you joining us!!!! Wish I could give you tips or secrets to what works but you will have to ask Joan and the others. This is on my Bucket List to make the perfect crust or one that wins a Blue Ribbon at the Fair but piecing and quilting always get in the way off practicing this art and it really is an Art especially when you have a Mom making it from scratch ALL the way -WOW!!! 😀😀😀

Valerie. Hate to loss you but life does come first especially your Nursing test. Hugs and Prayers.

Secret Santa's Favorite Pie is a Chocolate Fudge Pudding Pie with crushed walnuts and topped with Redi Whip Creamy whipped cream. YUMMY and decadent!!! Second to that would be a Warm Peach Cobbler made with fresh peaches and topped with Ice Cream.

Happy Fall stitching and pie baking!!!

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10/3/2017 2:07:41 PM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
Teresa, no worries! I have plenty of sewing to keep me busy and off the streets. By the way, I see you marked me down for 10 blocks but I believe I sent 11.
10/4/2017 6:03:21 AM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
Mary - Thrilled you have much to do to keep you off the streets and playing with Cotton plus enjoying the Fall colors at the same time :) maybe you can send me pictures of your colors you have up there???

Your blocks arrived and I am now enjoying your Fall colored Fabrics and patterns you chose. FABulous!!!! I also put you down for 11 blocks. Thanks for seeing that. Definitely don't want to take tickets away. THey are SEW PRECIOUS :)
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10/4/2017 10:40:00 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
you picked a pretty block Teresa. Time just isn't my friend The fall colors are really a great choice for this block.
10/8/2017 8:07:51 AM
mepeace2 Send a Message
One block done A few more to go
10/8/2017 11:04:26 AM
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