29
Mar
17

Blockheads…Block 4

Another week has flown by…but here we are again…this week we are in for a special treat…Jan Patek has given us an applique block!!! How sweet is this little bee skep!!! Hopefully Jan has an appliqué video you can watch if you are not familiar with needle turn applique…or you can always fuse it down and buttonhole it on your machine.  You can find the pattern or Jan’s block HERE

Now…I am all game for doing an appliqué block…but not two…so I designed another pieced block for my patriotic version…

Cutting directions are listed here:

Darks:

A   1- 1-15/16″ x 1 15/16″ square…ok..I know…its between the 2″ and 1 7/8″…be brave and no whining…mine turned out just fine…

B   4- 1-15/16″ x 1 15/16″ squares

C   4-1 7/8″x 1 7/8″squares- cut in half once to yield 8 total triangles.

Lights:

D   4- 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ squares- cut in half once on the diagonal, to yield 8 triangles

E 1- 5 1/4″ square-cut in half twice diagonally, to yield 4 triangles

D-same fabric as E– 2- 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ triangles- cut in half once diagonally, to yield 4 triangles

Now I know I did not make a PDF of this…but I’m kind of behind the gun to get this out…please just take a pic of it with your phone for now…

Make the QSTs…stitch together the center row…and then add the two side pieced triangle settings…I know…pretty lame directions…but my excuse is still the same as above…

NOW with all that done…I’m supposed to talk about what kind of thread to use…or what I use…I think by now if you are not using Aurifil you may have your head under a rock…but really it is the best…I am sure the other designers will have tons of specific reason why…and they all are going to be true…trust me…we will never lead you astray!

so here is my tip…if you are using Aurifil 50 wt for your machine piecing …buy the large spools!!! I pretty much use 4 colors for my piecing…2310-light cream, 2370-tan, 1140-taupe and 2692-black...here are my big spools in this pic…I placed a normal one next to them so you could see the difference- and not they all are not brand new…so some are skinnier!!!..Now if you buy these larger spools you will save $$ like getting one of those little ones FREE if you buy the larger quantity…If you click on the links on the numbers of the threads listed you can purchase them on our site…we appreciate you buying them from us and supporting our hard work informing you through this blog and creating this wonderful stitch-along…Now I know you probably won’t be able to get them all…but I am using the 2310-cream for the patriotic blockhead and the 2370- tan for the dark/primitive designer blockhead version

Oh…I almost forgot…the larger spools have 6452 yds…

Make sure you go and see all the other designers blocks!!!  I also didn’t forget…I will do a post on starching…so look for that also!!!  I have been in four states teaching in the last month so again I apologize for doing the bare minimum…

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

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

Lisa B –
Blog – https://lisabongean.com/

Jo –
Blog – http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/

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

28
Mar
17

Block 24…Triangle Gatherings…

Ahhhh…a little relaxing time…and then being rewarded with a dolphin show to end the retreat…couldn’t have been a better end Saturday night…Our Outer Banks retreat was the BOMB!!! We had so much fun…my belly hurt at times…my ladies also learned lots!!! Please tell everyone how great it was!  I know I didn’t want to go home…and that is unusual for me…I will do another post on the sites of OBX!So I’m back…clothes in the wash…mail sorted and bills payed…machine and stitching stuff put back in its spot…grocery shopping done…and just finished with my Jan Patek Blockhead block for tomorrows(Wednesday) post!!! Whew…I made it.. So why not post another TG block!!! So we all are scrambling!!   Click here to print   block-24

23
Mar
17

Summer Mystery Blog Hop!!!

Today is my day to post!!! Yes…I know the day is young…just after 12am…I’m so excited you are visiting to see what my block looks like…Make sure you collect all 13 parts to this Mystery…

Here is my old washtub planted with my favorite all-time  wool flower to stitch…geraniums…and…nothing goes with geraniums like those little American flags…I put one in every potted geranium I have in the summer…

Now we know geraniums come in lots of colors…but really…red is the best!!  I was wondering if I would like the USA on the wash barrel and when I took it off it looked bare…so they stayed on!!!  I love Summer in Wisconsin…nothing like it…I can’t wait to decorate our new yard…but….I am planting all white flowers so my geraniums will have to be white this year, but that flag will still look awesome with white geraniums!!!!   I am looking forward to sharing/posting the flowers this year…but first it will be those tulips I planted last Fall…

Mystery Block Instruction Sheet  for my block…now you will notice my block doesn’t quite fit on the page…but I’m sure you are capable of making the block with a little of the design cut off…The blocks are 10″ and the paper is only 8 1/2″….Trust me you can do it!!!  You can order a KIT here….You can also order the threads for this block there as well…

close-up of flowers and stitching…

Geraniums look good in anything…but…all this needs is an American Flag…don’t you agree.. I’ll be looking for one of these fertilizers this summer!!!

I hope you all enjoy this Block of the Week and have a beautiful quilt finished by Summer for you to enjoy!!!

Here is the list of the other designers/block releases….

March 10- Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads

http://farmhousethreads.com/

March 17- Shawn York, Rusty Crow Quilt Shop

http://shawn-rustycrow.blogspot.com/

March 24- Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings

https://lisabongean.com/

March 31– Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs

http://jenifromthewillow.blogspot.com/

April 7- Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs

http://woodenspooldesigns.blogspot.com/

April 14- Joyce Weeks, Geoff’s Mom Pattern Co.

http://geoffsmom.blogspot.com

April 21- Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand

http://www.hearttohand.com/

April 28- Linda and Donna, My Red Door Designs

http://myreddoordesignsblog.blogspot.com

May 5- Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan

http://bitsandpiecesbyjoan.com/

May 12- Gloria,Vicky and Heather, Olde Green Cupboard Designs

http://oldegreencupboard.blogspot.com/

May 19- Laural Arestad, Simply Put Plus

http://simplyputplus.blogspot.com/

May 26- Kathi and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms

http://thecottageatcardifffarms.com/blog

June 2 – Finishing Instructions from Farmhouse Threads

http://farmhousethreads.com/

Have a great weekend!!! Lisa

We are having an awesome time here on the Outer Banks of NC…the views are fabulous and the ladies are having a blast…I’m making them stitch between their shopping trips and socializing!!!

23
Mar
17

Block 23 Triangle Gatherings

Here ya go…block 23!!! Stitch away!!!  Thought I would post at a different time of day!!!  Who is up now?  I’ll be checking FB to see…

Click Here to print   block-23

22
Mar
17

Moda Block Heads…no. 3

 

 

It’s week 3 already!!!…and Jo Morton has designed this block for you…Click on over and see what Jo has to say about her block….Jo’s Blog   The blocks are posted each week on the blog of the designer who designed them…so you will not find the directions here…you need to go to Jo’s blog for the block directions.

my designer scrappy version…

Here is my patriotic version using Liberty Gatherings…

 

It’s so fun to see all your blocks…I have a pic of all three blocks to show you in the red,white & blue version…

 

I would show you the other three blocks of my scrappy version using everyones fabrics but…I want to save them to show you for my week no. 5…

.until next week visit the other designers sites for their blocks!!!

Betsy        Jan       Lynne         Carrie 

All for now….Lisa

21
Mar
17

Block 22…Triangle Gatherings

I am feeling so blessed today to be teaching/staying in such a wonderful location with 50 wonderful ladies!  This house is amazing, something one only sees on TV…the views are nothing short of breathtaking…the weather..well not so great…but we are happy to be hear inside, stitching and having fun!!!  Our sewing room has views from 3 sides..

We have  two special guests with us here…sweet Karen who is in a wheelchair with her dog Red…I love having a dog here!!! Makes it much like home…

So…if you feeling left out… I’m going to quick send you a block…Click here to print block-22

Have a great day…All…LB

20
Mar
17

liberty gatherings pattern links..

I have double checked all the links for the corrections…so here is another post if they didn’t work for you..This link will bring you to the correction part of the blog…you will then have to click on the links to print them..

They’re are three links…print them all to make sure you have everything…

and again we sincerely apologize for this…

CORRECTIONS   




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Happy Blockhead Day!!! I did an alternate block 4 for you just in case you don't do appliqué... see my blog www.lisabongean.com for directions...I did Jan's block also since I am making two quilts!!!#modablockheads#modafabrics #lisabongean #janpatek #lynnehagmeier #betsychutchian #jomorton

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