Moda Blockheads Block 46-alternative…

Three blocks left to go!!! This week’s block is from Jan Patek-click HERE to go to her blog…and as you know Jan is famous for her awesome appliqué….but I wanted a pieced quilt so here again is your alternative block…The directions for the alternative block are located here Block Head #46

Here is the question for this week:  January 17 –  When you stitch – hand or machine – do you listen to anything?  Music, podcasts, audiobooks, television or Netflix?  I am a Netflix/Amazon junkie…so If I am stitching I am watching the latest series…I am currently watching POLDARK on Amazon…I just love it!!!

I still can’t believe we are almost done!!!   I am in California for the famous Road To California Quilt Show…we will be setting the booth up today….here are some pics from yesterday’s work in progress….If you are in CA…If you’re coming to the show…stop in and visit!!!





Working in Cali

I am working my butt off in CA…Taught a couple of classes…and now we are working on our booth for the Road to California Show…Jan-18-22 in Ontario CA.

But I wanted to take a sec and tell you about some of the cool things we did in Sit & Sew…

First, I want to apologize for not taking pics of Thursday’s get together but..here are some pics from Friday..

Charlotte with a wool-small pieced project from my book…Nine Patch Gatherings

Charlotte also was stitching Garden Blooms tablemat.

Teri finished her project from our Christmas Event that was a free pattern…it is now available as a kit and pattern…Snowflake Catcher.

Charlotte again with Tree Trimming Party…a Farmhouse Threads pattern and we kitted it at Primitive Gatherings. Sorry, the kit is no longer available…

Caren has finished Grateful…is the pumpkin project..

Beth was working on Grateful as well…she learned my fast and easy method of crossing over the stems…

Kathy’s class project Postage Due was completed and I helped her put her borders on…..isn’t this just out of this world…Tina teaches this class at our store in Murrieta!!

Patsy is an awesome hand appliqué-er who just started her first wool project…I hope she loves it because she has a beautiful blanket-stitch.Look at how Happy Betty is that her Among Friends is finished…I was like….aren’t you glad you are finished??-she said she loved making it!!!


Kim is working on Lisa’s Flower Garden…one of my favorite patterns..

Here is a pic of the whole quilt…

Linda…was working on some hexi flowers that we blanket stitched down to her block and then she learned colonial knots as well…I am not familiar with this pattern so I have no info on this one…Thank you ladies…I had a blast and can’t wait to see you when I return in March 2018!  I hope you all liked our little show and share from our get together!!!




Hey…I wrote a blog post for the Martingale blog!!

Click here to read -Martingale Blog


Moda Blockhead….Block 45

This week’s block is from Jo Mortons….I love this block too!!!  Click here to go to Jo’s blog to see her blocks as well as the other designers…

Question of the week…
January 10 – Do you have any exciting plans or adventures on your calendar for 2018?

Well…funny you should ask…March 2018 100 of us are going on a quilt cruise…which of course it’s to late for you to join us if you don’t already know about it…but if you are interested in future adventures…please contact: www.oldegreencupboard.com and they can add you to their list to let you know of upcoming events.

Then… I am also teaching at Quilt Stock in July 2018 in Dallas with Moda and Martingale…Click HERE to view all the details for this event…one of the best parts of this event is a trip to Waco-to visit Magnolia and JoAnn and Chip from Fixer Upper…

Then in September…we are going to the OuterBanks in NC…click this Sun Sand Stitching for this info

Then we will be doing some Christmas Events both California and Wisconsin..which we will be announcing those in a couple of months…I think I have given you enough opportunities for now though…I appreciate you hanging around this long to read my blog post…I hope it is possible to someday for you to join in on one of these wonderful events!!!!


Don’t forget to  check our Moda Sister’s Blogs for their versions of this block.

Lynne Hagmeier – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/

Betsy Chutchian – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/

Lisa Bongean – https://lisabongean.com/

Moda Carrie – http://blog.modafabrics.com/

Jan Patek-http://janpatek.blogspot.com/








2018 Adventure….who wants to come!!

I wanted to wait to announce this adventure with all the holidays and craziness of life but….now is the time…Check your calendar are you busy?  You’ll want to come to the Outer Banks of NC…in September!! We will be able to swim and enjoy the all the amenities…not just look at them!!!  We have gone in the past but in non peak season…the reason being the house is much more affordable then…but we are splurging because we deserve it!!!We work hard day in and day out…and deserve some me/girlfriend/fun times!!!  Life is short so…why not?

I could not say no to doing this…I’m supposed to be having a lot of time off this year…well this will be so much fun it will feel nothing like working!!!

Click HERE to print/see the registration form…

All this fun is brought to you by Primitive Gatherings & Olde Green Cupboard gals…where stitching and fun collide…I have met so many wonderful quilters from our previous adventures…this is a way to gather up a group of friends or come by yourself if you just want to get-away…you will go home with 40 new friends regardless…I promise…it’s really a lot of fun!  Lots of prizes…lessons and endless laughter…

Come join us…for an unforgettable end to summer!






cherry chip cookies

Good Morning…

I am enjoying some home time before my trip to California this week…I have been organizing…planning the up coming year and just kind of doing whatever…I know some of you like to see what ‘little man” and I are up to so…I thought I would share this…sorry no quilting in this article.  When “little man” is over…there is no quilting!!!

You all have heard how cold it is here in WI…it is below zero degrees (I call this bezero pronounced beh-zero) and it has been for a couple of weeks…but that is not all that bad…really…there are some good things that happen when it’s very cold…

“Little man” was sleeping over on Friday and I asked him what he wanted to do…and the answer was…MAKE COOKIES!!!… I gave him a few choices and he picked cherry chip cookies….(click for printable recipe)

He loves putting the ingredients into he mixer…and then sampling the results…

He also loves scooping them onto the cookies sheet and he does well with this because of these cookie scoops…I used the #30 (medium) for these cookies…even a kid can make pretty cookies!!!   I have three sizes in the cookies scoops…I call them cookies scoops because that is what I mostly use them for…but I am sure you can find lots of ways to use these!!!   Funny you can see me taking the pic…

As you can see we also used all the cherry chips we had, I guess that needs to be added to the list…lol…cherry chips  you can get two batches out of one bag.

I like to bake mine so they are chewy…I look to see that the edges are just starting to turn brown…

while I was baking the cookies…Jace told Papa he wanted Papa to “nap” with him…Jeter was participating too…he’s the smart one…and took the bed.

Sampling our labors…

We then took a little drive out to the Lake to walk on the ice and to see the “ice houses”…they were pretty far away so we didn’t go close…”littleman’s” first walk on the ice…we also have a few rituals on sleep over night at MiMi and PaPa’s house and that is the nightly bath time…his wrinkles were pretty bad this time because he was not getting out until Paw Patrol was OVER!
all for now…LB


Moda Blockheads…Block 44

This week’s block is from Betsy….Please go HERE to print the pattern.  I am very happy to say I have completed all 48 of my blocks…and now I can work on the setting…I do not know when we are going to reveal these but I am sure it will be soon…I’ll  give you a sneak peek… here are some “parts” to my finished quilt…63- 2″ finished corner stone stars..Forty eight sets of  24 HST’s…which I only have half of these done…but will be working on them today…hopefully they will get done…This is going to be an awesome quilt!!!

This week’s question – Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Yes…lots of them…

A word for the year?      POSITIVE

Keep your thoughts positive,

because your thought become your words.

Keep your words positive,

because your words become your behavior.

Keep your behavior positive,

because your behavior become your habits.

Keep your habits positive,

because your habits become your values.

Keep your values positive,

because your values become your destiny.

-Mahatma Gandhi

all for now my friends…stitch those blocks!!! LB




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