As I type this, it rains. As you read this, it rains. In November, in Vancouver, it is gray and it rains. How very suitable it is then, that this month’s block is a grayscale block.

gray·scale – ˈɡrāskāl/
  1. a range of gray shades from white to black, as used in a monochrome display or printout.

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Photo & Quilt Credit: Cluck Cluck Sew

You can find a clear tutorial for this chosen challenge block  on Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew’s page: Grayscale Quilt Block Tutorial. Allison lives outside of Seattle, so perhaps her Pacific Northwest living inspired the gray quilt as well.

Block lotto tips:

  • All shades of white, gray and black are welcome, along with patterned fabrics that don’t confuse which of the three colours you’re choosing. If you’re going to be making more than one block, try to mix it up a bit with the light and dark on the edges.
  • Think of the single square as the top-left. If you’re using one-way patterns (like my houses or birds below), try to line them up as I did… although don’t consider it a mistake if you choose not to do this.
  • Blocks should end up approximately 10 1/2″ square.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #vmqgblocklotto in your social media posts, when sharing your progress!

Hope quilting brightens your Vancouver gray day!

– Jaydeen

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