After several months of not playing in the block lotto for one reason or another (I think one month was an applique block, which I usually skip, but the others I was just SO BUSY) I finally have some time to make blocks - and I'm glad, as these are really easy, fun blocks. I made 8 of them, because that was how many I could easily find the right size scraps for, without digging into stash (ok, I confess, I only had scraps enough for 7, but I couldn't just make 7 - it would have annoyed me). The brief was for a "very dark" background colour, with quilter's choice of fabric in the other section. I used up a small bit of dark brown fossil fern I had knocking about, some small scraps of solid black, and a little bit of a smallish piece of mottled black I had. Useful for the darks as well as the other bits! This is a great scrappy block, and I'm considering making some more blocks in this pattern for stashbusting rather than just the lotto. I think it would look nice with a light background as well... One for the mental list of quick, easy, fun stash- & scrap- busters. Looking forward to another year of fun with the block lotto - if you've never played before, why not give it a go!