Moda Blockheads…no block 10 from me…

Click here to go to Jan’s Blog for block 10 instructions and an appliqué tutorial…I love this simple flower and basket block…

I am so sorry I have not had a chance to finish on Jan’s block…I have the appliqués cut out but had not had a chance to hand stitch them…All my free time is spent working on my market designs…as my fabric arrived just a few days ago…but I guess to make up for it….I can show you how I am setting my blocks at least so far what I have done..I am adding a large outer star to each 6′ block using fabrics from all six of us…If you want the measurements they are 7 1/4″ square cut in half twice for the large triangle- 4-3 1/2″ squares for the corners and then, 4- 3 7/8″ squares cut in half once for the triangle points.Blocks measure 12 1/2″ at this point.

I also am making 1″ HST for my Liberty Gatherings blocks…and then will do 2″ stars for cornerstones with light sashing…I am stitching in the Gerald R Ford meeting room at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island MI…Don’t you love this carpet with the stars and the red,white and blue???…and …perfect place to show you my blocks…I will finish Jan’s basket block and make an alternative pieced block when I get home…after all the market stuff is done…we are making great progress…but then this happened…we have to fussy arrange and stitch the four patches…for the cornerstones…otherwise this would have been done except for the borders…Amy is here with me being the pressing queen, starch goddess and stitching in between running a little store here while I teach every day….Thank you for understanding my situation up here… trying to teach 5 days of classes…then evening events and then stitching late into the evening after dinner on quilts for market in St. Louis…we leave on Tuesday next week…yikes!! Time to get to bed…last class tomorrow…will post about classes and fun up here at a later time too…can’t wait to see your basket block..keep posting them…Make sure to visit all the blogs…

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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

13 thoughts on “Moda Blockheads…no block 10 from me…

  1. I love the idea of adding the larger star around the blocks. Makes them stand out even more! Thanks for this setting idea and all you contribute to our wonderful world of quilting.

  2. I am amazed at all you accomplish. You must never sleep! Thanks for all your inspiration. Keep churning out those blocks, you will soon be over the Market hump and on to new endeavors.

  3. Your block settings for the SALs are genius!
    And I love the way the cornerstones you are making will create a chain effect with those blocks.

  4. Apologies? Don’t be silly! In total awe of what you are getting done despite some bumps along the way. The stars are an incredible idea. – just genius! It’s so easy for a sampler quilt to end up looking like a mish mash but those stars will preclude that happening. LOVE the new fabric and that quilt is headed for the top of my “Must Do” list. You are amazing (again)!!

  5. Our gain that you’ve busy with Market sewing!! Absolutely LOVE both settings for your blocks!! Sorry your fabric arrived “late” and you have more than usual hectic Market prep!! When I saw the picture of your patriotic blocks my first thought was……Yeah!! Moda has a new bunting fabric!! Had to laugh when I read it’s the carpet!! Are you using your primitive muslin for your setting triangles?? I’d better start working on those!! I feel like a slacker when I see what you always accomplish!! Excited to see your new fabric line and patterns!! Good luck!!

  6. I’m exhausted just reading about all you are doing! Take a deep breath and we will be here when you get back from market.

  7. Can you please tell me the line of fabric that you are using in what appears to be the black and red Quilt shown at the sewing machine above? Thank you!

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