This is a very interesting block. What do you think it is called? Play the game and find out.



Mottainai roughly means "too good to waste" or "waste not, want not". All the pieces in Lisa's quilt have been recycled, including bits from a kimono.

Learn more about the quilt in Show 2503.

MottainaibyLisaWalton - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

MottainaibyLisaWalton - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

MottainaibyLisaWalton - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

MottainaibyLisaWalton - 35 Pieces Rotating

MottainaibyLisaWalton - 100 Pieces Rotating

MottainaibyLisaWalton - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Based on a prompt of 'time', Lisa took a photo of a stairway in Edinburgh, Scotland and the first thing she thought of when she saw the worn steps, was how many thousands of feet had walked up and down those steps over time. From that thought and photo, she created this quilt, One Step at a Time.

Learn more from Lisa in Show 2503.

OneStepataTimebyLisaWalton - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

OneStepataTimebyLisaWalton - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

OneStepataTimebyLisaWalton - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

OneStepataTimebyLisaWalton - 35 Pieces Rotating

OneStepataTimebyLisaWalton - 100 Pieces Rotating

OneStepataTimebyLisaWalton - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


Do you think this block is called "The Devil's Puzzle?" Play the game and find out.



Lisa's quilt, Gaudi Star, was inspired by the mosaics of Anton Gaudi in Park Guell in Barcelona. The screen printed design on all the fabric was based on the paving stones also designed by Gaudi. The star motif was then quilted onto the piece and then overpainted with transparent fabric paints to allow the tile designs to show through. It measures 58" x 58". Click here for more info.

Watch Lisa in Show 2503.

GaudiStarbyLisaWalton - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

GaudiStarbyLisaWalton - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

GaudiStarbyLisaWalton - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

GaudiStarbyLisaWalton - 36 Pieces Rotating

GaudiStarbyLisaWalton - 100 Pieces Rotating

GaudiStarbyLisaWalton - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Lisa Walton


Lisa lives in Australia which is an extremely dry continent. Most of the population lives around the edges as the center is not really fit for human habitation. However, they still need to eat and the farmers are constantly battling the elements of droughts and floods. This quilt is called Breaking the Drought #2 (as she already made an earlier one) and it depicts the rains finally falling and hopefully sending water to where it is needed.

Click here to read more about Lisa's quilt.

Watch Lisa in Show 2503.

BreakingtheDrought#2byLisaWalton - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

BreakingtheDrought#2byLisaWalton - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

BreakingtheDrought#2byLisaWalton - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

BreakingtheDrought#2byLisaWalton - 36 Pieces Rotating

BreakingtheDrought#2byLisaWalton - 100 Pieces Rotating

BreakingtheDrought#2byLisaWalton - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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