Halloween Block Lotto!

Halloween just wouldn’t be Halloween without the annual VMQG Halloween Block Challenge! Can you believe this is our fifth time doing the Halloween Block Lotto? We’re getting all grown up!


(photo by Michelle McLatchy)

Size guidelines are the same as in previous years – multiples of 6″ finished. So that means unfinished blocks of, say 6½”x 6½”, or 12½” x 12½”, or 6½” x 18½”….you get the picture! The only fabric/colour guidelines are to make your block(s)Halloween themed. If you don’t have Halloween fabric in your stash, that’s okay, you probably have some great solids in Halloween colours! Or maybe some modern tone-on-tones?

block lotto examples

(photo by Stacey Murton)

There are lots of great Halloween block patterns out there, and of course, any quilt block can be made Halloween with suitable fabrics!

This blog post links to a whole bunch of Halloween patterns, and Fandom in Stitches has a number of vampire paperpiecing blocks that could be used for Halloween. Or how about these super cute ghosts? Just keep in mind that we’re going for Modern, and that you might need to adjust the cutting directions or add a border or two to bring your block up to size with a few of those.


(photo by Stacey Murton)

Every block you make will be considered an “entry” into a raffle to win packs of blocks. The more you make, the more chances you have to win some blocks!

So start digging through your stash to find the perfect fabrics to make your Halloween Challenge Block(s), then bring them to the October meeting. See you there!


(photo by Stacey Murton)


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