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DECEMBER LOTTO - Christmas 5 inch CHARMs - Packages mailed.
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
The END of the MONTH is just around the corner and now is the PICKING TIME!!! WooHoo!!
I wish I could have chosen everyone as this was a SPECTACULAR MONTH. You are ALL WINNERS for choosing and sending BRILLIANT COLORS and FABRICS but alas this is the "LOTTO" so I hope all your fingers are crossed. I know mine have been for a long time :) :)
I recieved an enormous blessing PM from Sonya letting me know she was gifting her Charms and Strips for me to do with what I choose. I was so overwhelmed with this blessing. She is a sweet, sweet blessed Angel. I definitely needed to tell you as her name would not be drawn even after sending 100/60 charms and Strips. How can you loose?? It is my choice to devide them between everyone. It feels right to do this.
Before deciding how many names I chose I looked at several quilts that could be made with Charms and Strips to see how many charms or strips were needed plus how much was in the KITTY for Mailing. This is why I chose "LUCKY 7" :) :) :)
* Our 2 roofers chose names - KATY and FLO
* Rob chose - LINDA S, VELDA, TERESA. We kept glaring eyes on each other saying "Do Not Peek" :) :)
* Teresa choose - DEB and IZZY.

CONGRATULATION To You ALL!!! I can't wait to see your delightful creations. If you decide to gift any of your Charms or Strips to anyone please let me know before I mail. I will be mailing on TUESDAY. Blessings to you all.

NOW that 2017 had almost ENDED I THANK YOU ALL for a FABulously Creative Year and for me I am very eager to start the beginning of the year so come on over to the 2018 JANUARY LOTTO. I Picked an easy one that Has a lot of HEART to it. Blessings to you ALL in the coming year. May it be a very LUCKY, PROSPEROUS and CREATIVE one for you.

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WELCOME ALL and a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I trust not only a full belly...but a full heart. We have had a wonderful year filled with great blocks with many fabrics and colors and yes even made them into quilts!!! It has been a JOY being your hostess and I look forward to what the New Year will bring BUT first things first!!!! We must PLAY AGIAN in DECEMBER!
After enjoying ALL the delightful fabrics you sent in November I have decided to make this month a CHRISTMAS CHARM LOTTO Month!!!!
This is NOT a SWAP. It is always a place to practice and the first part of learning to quilt is learning to CUT. So pull out those Christmas Fabrics one last time this year and have a MERRY CUTTING TIME!!!!
* Sign-ups let me know who wants to enjoy CUTTING some fabrics 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.
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We will be Cutting fabrics into Sets. Each set is made up of (5) 5" different CHARMS Squares. So sharpen up those blades and layer those fabrics always know where the edges are on the bottom fabrics and cut away!!!! I only cut no more than 3 layers at a time. Fabrics have a tendency to move.

* Block size: MUST be 5" Squares (A FQ will yield you 12 - 5" Squares plus a 2.5" strip) (Send 5 - 2.5" strips for a Bonus Ticket)
* Fabrics: GOOD QUALITY - CHRISTMAS MERRY FESTIVE PRINTS like many you used in November and more!!!!
* Coordinating Fabrics: ANY (if you use plaids/checks/strips, PLEASE CUT on the LINES (diagonal, horizontal or vertical)
* PLEASE NO SOLIDS
* CHECK, CHECK, CHECK YOUR MEASUREMENTS - Blocks MUST BE ABLE to be Squared to 5".
I NEED TO SAY THIS ON BEHALF of ALL of us. Fabric is getting to expensive and I have been burned in Charm Buying and Swapping so I am asking you ALL to PLEASE be very careful in your CUTTING and MEASURING. If you are using precut Charms PLEASE MEASURE each one. If you are cutting your own I would cut at 5"+ as we all have different rulers. PLEASE Also cut off BOTH EDGES of the SALVAGE first.

BEFORE MAILING - - -
* Pin or Stitch Address Label to the FRONT Corner of each block
* Place ALL blocks in ONE LARGE BAGGIE.
* The Kitty is paying this month as a MERRY CHRISTMAS and in Thankfulness of your generousity over the year!!!!!

WAYS to RECEIVE your WINNING tickets ...
* 1 ticket = Let me know you are interested
* 1 ticket = for each SET - (5) 5" different CHARMS Squares
* 1 ticket = Post a picture of your FIRST CHARMS
* 3 tickets = Post a TRACKING NUMBER by December 25th
* 1 ticket = (optional) Favorite Block you would like to make in 2018
* 2 ticket = (optional) Send 5 - 2.5" strips from FQ

MERRY CUTTING!!!!
RECIEVED - - -
dsf618 - Deb ... 30 sets; trk... +10 sets/5 strips
billizzy - Izzy ... 10 sets; trk... +10 sets/5 strips
TeresaK - Teresa ... 14 sets; 35 Strips... +10 sets/5 strips
mepeace2 - Katy ... 14 sets, 10 strips; trk... +10 sets/5 strips
QuiltGram8 - Velda ... 14 sets; 14 strips; trk... +10 sets/5 strips
Rose92 - Linda W ... 10 sets; 9 Strips; trk... +10 sets/5 strips
Oasis - Linda S ... 12 sets; 14 strips; trk... +10 sets/5 strips
FlorenceM - Flo ... 4 sets; 5 strips; trk... +10 sets/5 strips
WeSignificant - Valerie ... 12 sets; 9 strips; trk... +10 sets/5 strips
sweetpeadesigns - Linda H ... 18 sets; 10 strip; trk... +10 sets/5 strips
Prairiewillow - Sonya ... Humbly accepted her gift to me - It feels good to divide them between everyone

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11/25/2017 4:34:59 PM
FlorenceM Send a Message
Miller, Mo
I can do this! Count me in

Flo
11/26/2017 5:18:25 AM
QuiltGram8 Send a Message
Illinois/Texas
I will play this month. Will send them early.
Do we leave the 2 1/2 inch strips as WOF?
I am not cutting from FQs

Each group of 5 charms are to be 5 different fabrics. Am I understanding this correctly?

Vel

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11/26/2017 11:46:26 AM
dsf618 Send a Message
Altmar, NY
Let me check LQS tomorrow. They are having an in store Cyber Monday sale. How many is a set?
11/26/2017 1:00:23 PM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
Velda if you are cutting W of F then I would count your strip as 2.
I am hoping that everyone has 5 different fabrics to give a wonderful diversity of colors and designs.

Deb. 1 set equals 5 different fabrics cut into 5"+ squares.
I am cutting mine between 5"and 5 1/8. Want to make sure the winners are happy!!!!

Happy cutting!!!

Just found out I LOVE White Chocolate with bit of Peppermint covering Flat Pretzels. I am on cloud nine!!!!
11/26/2017 6:10:20 PM
So all we do is cut 5" squares and 2 1/2" x 20 or so inch strips?

For 2018 I would like to do Civil War era blocks (quilter's choice) with Civil War/1800 reproduction fabrics.



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11/26/2017 6:36:10 PM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
Yes - I made it really easy this month. Happy cutting and fabric picking!!
We will definitely do some Civil War Era blocks. I have been acquiring that genre of fabrics.

May you all have a Merry Cutting Time!!!
11/26/2017 9:18:52 PM
Okay, I can do that. Not sure how many but will do some.
11/27/2017 5:05:34 AM
billizzy Send a Message
goat lady:)
OOOO I wanna play too. I can cut fabric LOL I have all my Christmas fabric together in a box. I will post how many I get later:)

fun fun

Izzy
11/27/2017 11:22:39 AM
nur5e Send a Message
st louis MO
I'll think about this one Teresa. Will see how the month progresses. I have lots of pretty Christmas prints that need to be used up!
11/27/2017 1:11:00 PM
mepeace2 Send a Message
Illinois
Count me in . Do not know how many you will get Due to my back. I have a few left from last month. LOL
11/28/2017 5:00:10 AM
billizzy Send a Message
goat lady:)
Ok I got 50 going in the mail this week:) I cut mine 5 1/4 so plenty room to square up :)


Fun fun:)





Izzy

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11/28/2017 6:43:00 AM
billizzy Send a Message
goat lady:)
Block I plan to do this coming year and have wanted to do for some time is Cleopatra's Fan. Here is link to free pattern using it. I just love it:)

http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/cleopatras_fan/

Izzy
11/28/2017 6:51:17 AM
mepeace2 Send a Message
Illinois
I got 5 sets ready that's 25 pieces with more to come LOL Next ones I will cut lol

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11/28/2017 7:35:07 AM
dsf618 Send a Message
Altmar, NY
Count me in! I bought 4 charm packs so I will have 33 sets.

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11/28/2017 7:52:53 AM
cupcake Send a Message
orlando
Lucky person that wins the charms.
11/28/2017 10:09:21 AM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
WOW Looks like I picked a super easy idea for you all. WOWsers I can't wait to see all the FABulous colors and fabrics brightening up my sewing room :) :)

Izzy - that is a stunning quilt!!! Thank yuo for the link to the pattern. 50 sets or charms which would make 10 sets??? Wowsers for sure!!!

Cupcake - Hugging your arm hoping you will join us Please???? Many will be Lucky WINNERS of the Charms. Not just one.

***** I know it will be tedious but if you are using Charm packs PLEASE MEASURE them. Not all will be 5". ENJOY playing with all the colors and joys.

WELCOME to you ALL!!! HAVE A VERY MERRY CUTTING TIME!!!!
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11/28/2017 11:11:37 AM
QuiltGram8 Send a Message
Illinois/Texas




Here is a sample of my squares.
That's not all of them I have a bunch cut.
My 2 1/2 " strips are WOF,
Hope it will be ok to send them un-cut.

Vel





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11/29/2017 2:34:09 PM
Sorry I can;t join in.I don't have any Christmas fabrics except a couple of large pieces that are alike.I love them,wish I could join.Have fun!
11/29/2017 4:44:59 PM
I will try to get to this this weekend. For now, off to work.
11/30/2017 5:53:13 AM
Rose92 Send a Message
Central CA
I'm in again. All my Christmas fabric is spread out over the floor so I might as well take the opportunity to cut 5" squares.

Linda
11/30/2017 9:02:05 AM
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