Another Prehistoric Set of Yellow and Purple Lotto Blocks

One down., two to go from this two-year old collection (link here).  Maybe I should assemble all three tops before they get buried again.

Whether I make this one 45 x 45 or 40 x 60, it needs additions. While pondering whether to add blocks, borders, or sashings, I remembered an orphan block, Dresden Lady, and wondered if I could make them play together.

blocks with Dresden LadyWhat would you do to relate them? Or would you keep them in separate projects?

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7 responses to “Another Prehistoric Set of Yellow and Purple Lotto Blocks

  1. I’d put them together! They look good. =)

  2. Cher

    I would find a way for them to play together…it is hard to get a good sense of the colors but I am sure you will find something that would work!

  3. dezertsuz

    Do you have anything that is like that green to use as sashings with the other blocks? Or perhaps to include as cream and green squares – 4 patches or 9 patches, depending on space, and matching the length to the blocks? Maybe a purple and blue appliqued parasol for the lady? Or blue parasol and a few purple flowers along the bottom? I think they could easily work together, but it will take some design work to make it work. This is what Moira is so good at, too, might ask what she thinks.

  4. What if you put the larger block in a corner? then the yellow/purple blocks and then blue – a progression of sorts. I think it can be incorporated and look good. Your blocks are lovely by the way :)

  5. I would add more little nine patch blocks like the border in white and gray around the centre block. I woul place these little blocks on the corners of the other blocks. Maybe use some similare gray and purple for those????
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

  6. I think they work because they are all of the same vintage. I once went to a seminar (famous quilter whose name escapes me now) who said you can put any blocks together if you sash and border them–that’s what draws a quilt with disparate blocks together. So, go for it!

  7. I would make a couple of blocks with the colors of the dresden lady to help them mix more easily. Cute blocks!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!
    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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