Moda Blockheads…Block 41 & A Merry Blockhead Giveaway!!!

WINNER of this GIVEAWAY IS!!!

December 13, 2017 at 6:59 am

I actually want two things: a way to travel to every quilt /fabric store in the world (a magic carpet would do), and the money to buy all the fabric my little heart desires. And believe me it can desire a lot! Since that’s probably a no-go, I will settle for having my whole family together! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Warning!!! There is a giveaway at the end of this post…a good one too!!!

Block 41 is my block this week!!! Pinwheel Star  Click HERE to print the pattern.


Block 41 is nice and easy…but I did notice one thing…the directions for the center pinwheel…when making those HST…trim them to 1 1/2″ before stitching them together (or just cut them 1 7/8″ to begin with)…I did not do it and I think they were a smidge big…but all in all they worked out…I’m certainly not going to redo it..or even think about getting the ripper out…some things just aren’t worth it!

I hope you are enjoying these blockhead blocks…it is so fun to see some of you putting quilts together already!  I am starting to work on my setting for the quilt..but I am adding lots more little pieces to mine…I try and get my “quota” in each day of 2″ stars…so when I need them to put the quilt  together… it is not that many at once…these babies are super cute and will make once heck of a finished quilt!!!

This week’s questions is???   Christmas presents… did you make any?  Did you finish everything – or will you still be stitching on December 24th?….I do not make Christmas presents….too much pressure!!!  I would like to someday though….

but…

You can tell it’s definately Holiday season…Moda gave all of us an awesome prize to give-away!!! You must leave a comment on this post to win my prize!!! A Fat Eight tower of my just arrived in quilt shops Needle & Thread Gatherings….and an advanced copy of my (January released) book A Quilter’s Journal!!!!  

then Even BETTER is going and commenting on everyone’s blog to get a chance to win their prizes as well…

LOOK AT THIS LIST OF WHAT IS ALL BEING GIVEN AWAY ON OUR BLOGS TODAY!!!  YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT IN EACH OF THE DESIGNERS COMMENTS TO BE ENTERED TO WIN!!

Lynne – F8 bundle of Harvest Hill and a copy of her Martingale book
Betsy – F8 bundle of Evelyn’s Homestead and a copy of 19th C. Patchwork Divas
Jan – hopefully a F8 bundle of Lilac Ridge or ???…and a copy of the Sycamore Ridge pattern
Jo – a F8 bundle of New Hope and a copy of Jo’s Floral Album
Lisa – a F8 bundle of Needle & Thread Gatherings and a copy of the Quilter’s Journal    

The question I would like you to answer is…

If you could have anything in the whole world for Christmas this year…what would that be?  This should be fun…I could use some humor in my life right now…

Winner will be picked on Sunday the 17th!!!

Today also starts our 12 days of Needful things here on my blog so look for that post as well!!!

Look for this Header!!! There will be 12 posts…for the 12 days until Christmas….lots of Needful (& fun) Things at great prices!!!

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lisabongean

I live in Butte Des Morts, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 31and Jake 30 I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

581 thoughts on “Moda Blockheads…Block 41 & A Merry Blockhead Giveaway!!!

  1. For Christmas, I would like to have a hug from my 23 year old grandson whom I haven’t seen in five years. I would love to hug him and tell him I love you … no matter what. Thank you, Lisa!

  2. I would love to have a bunch of snow days so that I can stay home and sew and sew and sew…. but, since I now live in central FL, that’s not going to happen!

  3. I would love for someone to organize all my crafting supplies. It desperately needs to be done, but I’m a little overwhelmed.

  4. I would love a trip to your quilt shop. I have read nothing but wonderful things about it and that would be fun. Do I need anything? NO but it sure is on my bucket list.

  5. I’d love to have an actual sewing room! Once the kids have moved out I’m sure I’ll finally have one, but it would be great to have everything in one dedicated space!

  6. I would love it if hubby was employed by Christmas. Life has tossed us a curve ball, and it’s interfering with my quilting!

  7. I would ask Santa to bring me a little travel trailer so I could go on a nationwide shop hop and my first stop would be Primitive Gatherings!!!! Hey….you said “anything in the whole wide world”. If a girls gonna dream, might as well make it a big one!!! 🙂

  8. I would love to say and wish for something funny. However, if I could have anything in the world for Christmas it would be to have my dear husband back with me. He passed away November 22. 2014.

    Sincerely,
    JoNell

  9. Just to have my family close & all the grands running around doing all the fun Christmas things we do… crafts, baking, cooking, visiting the neighborhoods to see the lights , friends dropping by & candle light church service…

  10. I would love to be able to retire … quilt some , hike and enjoy me time…, maybe I could volunteer at primitive gatherings

  11. I have everything I need. What I wish for is that the dog would quit shedding while he lays on the quilt that I’m currently binding! I can’t blame him, though, because it is nice and comfy!

  12. I would love to have enough time to finish all of my projects so I guess, I am actually asking for immortality since I will never in my lifetime get them all finished. Ahd you designers just keep coming up with new stuff to tempt me…….shame on you…..you know who you are~

  13. If I could have anything at all for Christmas, I’d want a family reunion with our 5 kids, their spouses and our 13 grandkids. Our kids are spread out across the country in Georgia, Kentucky, Idaho and 2 in California (about 3 hours apart and across dozens of crazy fwys). We were together 2 years ago for Christmas and our dream Christmas turned into a nightmare when one by one we all caught a terrible stomach virus… I can almost laugh about it.⛄🎄🎅😨😭

  14. I would love to have a little elf come to my house and organize my stash and my UFO’s. While my little elf is at it, maybe he/she could keep my house clean so I can spend more time in my sewing room. (Actually, my hubby already does the later, but I still need the elf for the stash organizing — I don’t want Hubs to see how much I actually have).

  15. If I could have any wish for Christmas it would be that my brother has a complete return to good hearty health! Breaking my heart to see him having health issues.

  16. I would like my kids to all be home at the same time. We always have a great time together. Lots of laughs!!

  17. I saw something on FB that said “All I want for Christmas is a self cleaning house.” That’s it! That’s what I really, really want! Then I could spend as much time as I like Quilting. What a dream that would be!!!!

  18. All I want for Christmas is my 6 boys and there significant other and my 2 grandkids to be here for Christmas. There is nothing better than family, oh and of course lots of quilting time❤️

  19. Hi Lisa, My first thought was one more day with my Grandma because I miss her so much. On the flip side it would be a Gammill Computerized Longarm Quilting machine and the ability to quilt as beautifully as Linda Hrka of the Quilted Pineapple! Oh Yeah! Hugs, Jakey

  20. I’m wheelchair bound and unable to go shopping so I order and order and order online. Now I have at least 10+ boxes delivered each day! Today my DH tried to help by cutting open the last batch to arrive but he kept snooping and I kept telling to stay out and wait for Santa. My wish for Christmas is for someone to unpack and wrap and take the empty boxes to the recycling. I also need someone to organize by studio it looks like a tornado hit it. I’ve been real good Santa.

  21. If I could have anything for Christmas, I would wish for a special dream. I want to dream of my brother and I growing up and having so much fun. I wish to remember all the good things and not the present of living without him. Maybe I’ll get that dream tonight.
    Love your prizes and love Moda!
    Mary

  22. Anything I want for Christmas!?! To just stay home and enjoy my family and relax instead of the usual crazy busyness. What a gorgeous prize :0)

  23. A piece of every color of wool at Primitive Gatherings and every color of Valdani all organized in boxes and all the time in the world to see them up..plus some needles.

  24. My first thought was Christmas with my late husband, then I read some of the other comments, retirement with enough money to quilt daily, a long arm quilting machine would be nice too, but lastly I just hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas.

  25. Lisa, I would wish that my “9” kit was sewn into a beautiful quilt and of course, that all Christmas goodies have no calories! Merry Christmas!!!

  26. I would like someone to help with the dirty dishes after Christmas dinner so I can go back to quilting.

  27. Anything I want for Christmas?-My projects done, the house decorated, baking done (have you seen the red sea parted lately?) or being more realistic just a day with my best friend or one of my daughters to enjoy the beauty and joy of the Christmas season! A trip in the spring to see your quilt shop would be amazing. Love Love Love your designs!! I want to thank you Lisa for bring joy each day with your blog and a glimpse of your life. You are truly an amazing person and a good nurse despite what you think.

  28. My wish would be good health for my family. A secondary wish would be to understand all technology! It would be so nice to use my phone and computerized items without asking a biz zillion questions….haha!

    Merry Christmas🎄

  29. If I could have anything in the whole world for Christmas this year, what would I wish for? That’s a really tough question! If I wished for lots of money… a lot of people and charity organizations would be helped! If I wished for a cure for cancer or ALS or some other really awful disease, a lot of people would benefit (and I suspect pharmecutical companies would not be happy). But truly, I think the thing I’d want most would be the knowledge that all my kids, their kids (to come) and the extended families would love and serve Jesus. Knowing Him makes all the difference in the world. And Christmas is His birthday celebration. So more than anything I wish “Him” (His love… His friendship… His wisdom… His grace… His joy) for those who aren’t close to Him. Especially my kids. Merry Christmas!

    1. In rereading my comment I just want to say, I wasn’t intending to sound “preachy.” I hope my reply doesn’t offend anyone. It was just what was sincerely on my heart when I wrote my reply. 🎄

  30. I would really like a house on the beach close to my daughter and grandsons. Of course it needs a wonderful sewing room with a LA and all the fixings.

  31. Wow!! So many “serious” things I would wish for……but something “fun” would be to go to Disney World with our family – especially our granddaughter – and while we’re gone have the quilt fairy stop by to quilt and bind all of those quilt tops and maybe get me caught up on a few more projects!! Oh!! Also have the cleaning fairy stop by and make everything sparkle and shine!!

  32. My Christmas wish is to loose the weight that I have gained over the years. But, since Christmas is only 2 weeks away, I know that won’t happen. So, my wish will have to be for good health and starting to loose that weight.

  33. If I could have anything I wanted for Christmas, it would be a new piano. I play every day (you’d think I’d be a whole lot better by now!). Our piano is close to 50 years old and needs some expensive repairs. Better to trade it in than get it fixed.

  34. Thank-you Lisa for all your fabulous designs. I can’t wait to see your finishing for the blockhead quilt. Your little 2” stars are awesome. I would love to win the fabric and a copy of your new book, a Quilters Journal. I think it would be helpful to journal finishes during the year, maybe then I could see accomplishments and not worry so much about the UFO’s. If I could have anything I want for Christmas this year it would be for complete healing for Cheri Payne. It was the first thing I thought of and then I thought, I should ask for all people to be cured of cancer or a cure for all cancers but that may be too much to ask for so I will stick with my first thought and ask for complete healing for Cheri. Wishing you and Nick a Merry Christmas and a healthy new year.

  35. If I could have anything I wanted, it would be one more day with each of my parents. I would love to know the identity of persons in the unlabeled old photographs they had tucked away in boxes! I have been unable to throw the photos away and irrationally cling to the possibility that I will identify them someday (I certainly do not want to throw out a great grandparent’s photo). I hope I am not on the path to becoming a hoarder but my sewing room suggests it is a possibility.

  36. I would love to have been able to have Christmas with my first and only grandson wasn’t in the cards this year just in spirit. It is truely about family. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  37. really don’t know what to wish for….guess I should say something like peace every where, cures for cancers and most of all no more political postings on facebook or the news…. but would wish for a bigger longarm and sewing room.
    Merry Christmas to all .

  38. My wish would be to finish half of my unfinished projects by Dec. 31. And there are lots of them!!!

  39. Oh Lisa I wish I had a pithy phrase or funny story to help lift your spirits……all I can offer is my deepest thank you for you and your generosity. You and the other blockhead designers have made me a much better piecer and appliquer! I will ever forget this experience….and you! Happy Holidays!

  40. A mountain place for all our family to gather and share special times and memories for the grandkids!
    Most of all peace….

  41. A mountain place for all our family to gather and share special times and memories for the grandkids!
    Most of all peace….

  42. For Christmas this year I would love some Santa elves to come to my house and cut fabrics for quilt projects I want to get started! I have few wool projects I want started, too. Doing the prep for those would help, too. Help with those would allow me to work on my Blockheads project I’m trying to design! Thanks for the drawing – would love to win!

  43. The first thing which came to mind was a new president. Then I thought of peace in the world, cures for autism, Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease and so many more.

  44. If I could have anything in the world it would have to be peace to the world(this includes all torture and punible acts). If it has to be about me. Then I wish for good health, money, and the time to enjoy it with my husband+children. If it must be materialistic then I wish for an electronic cutting machine and to win a trip to see your store 🙂

  45. Happy Holidays to you and your family, Lisa. Thank you for all the joy and happiness you have brought into so many lives through your love of quilting.

    A Christmas wish? Good Health and Happiness

  46. Lisa- I love the designs! My wish would be to have an automated diary of all the funny, sweet, adorable things my grandkids have said. Here’s a few for some humor: racing across the room one shouts “super cat speed”, pants falling down and instead of my butt crack is showing – it’s “my butt’s cracking “, riding Lena in the arena is “I really like riding Lena in the ballerina” – I could go on and on. Grand kids are such a joy! Spoil them & send them home! I am thankful for my blessings and wish everyone could experience the love and joy of the Christmas spirit.

  47. Thanks Lisa for challenging us with your blocks. Love them. What I would wish for next year: more time to sew!!! 🙂

  48. A cleaning fairy!!! I just bought a Roomba …she wouldn’t even have to vacuum 😁 so I could be in a fabulous new Sewing studio with a long arm Quilting machine and all the time I wanted to sew !!!! A girl can dream 😁. I would also wish for kindness, respect, peace, happiness, and health for all. Merry Christmas 🎄

  49. My wish would be to have all my family together for Christmas. Have a very merry Christmas, Lisa. Love all your projects.

  50. I would just want to have energy. And winning the give away would be the perfect gift for my birthday

  51. I would love to have the means to attend every quilt retreat my heart desires! Then the time to finish them all!!

  52. I would love to have just a week of just living in my sewing room and just doing my own thing with out any interruptions. I also wish that everyone could just get along and live in harmony and peace.

  53. I would love to spend a night alone in the Moda Warehouse with the option to take all the fabrics and things I can fit into two Moda bags. Oh, and of course I can take a sewing buddy with me and she would have two Moda bags too.

  54. I am wishing for peace across the world. Our society has turned into a selfish, hateful norm. It would be nice for our future generations to grow up experiencing more respect, kindness, happiness and love and less killings, fear, bullying, porn, selfishness, and hate.

  55. I would like my family to live closer. My immediate family as well as my extended family. We are all spread out and not able to see each other as much as I want.

  56. My Christmas wish? George Clooney! A bigger more organized sewing room, a house on the
    beach just like yours, oh, and World Peace

  57. I’m so glad I followed through on making mug mats for some young ladies at a local group Home for the developmentally disabled. Paired them with a cute mug! Can’t wait to give them! Love it when I follow through with my ideas and intentions! Thanks so much for the motivation and inspiration you give all year!

  58. I am lucky enough to live just a few miles from Primative Gatherings in Menasha, Wi. What more could I want? Well, maybe to rid myself of those pesky chin hairs that always need plucking. Merry Christmas to all my fellow quilters. 🎄

  59. I would have Joanna Gaines come and redo my sewing room. It is a sad little room decorating-wise but it really is my happy space! I need help in there!

  60. Brothers in a circle. I have four left and I need all of them swapping lies. They try to out do each other. About everything. The quilt I gave Tom is blue. jack would say his is better because his has signatures. Glen would say why didn’t I get one? And dear little brother, Steve would say, I don’t want any damn quilt. There you have em. My brothers from Maine!

  61. My Mother would give us all a Christmas kitchen towel each Christmas. I now do the same for my kids and sister. What I want for Christmas is a day of peace in the world.

  62. I’d love someone to help me put away the bins of fabric I’ve pulled for quilts that I’ve finished. After pulling, I think I have space and fill it with new fabric, and then there is not a home for the bins full of left over fabric.

  63. Besides a better world for my grandkids, a nice layer of snow all over EXCEPT the roads that people have to travel on to get to spend the holidays with loved ones. Merry Christmas to all.

  64. My children, grandchildren and us all together for the weekend. Our sons all have served in the military and stationed in various places around the world. Missed a granddaughter the last time we were all together. Some day it will happen.

  65. I feel very grateful for everything I have in life so there isn’t anything that I want. My wish would be for others in the world – that anyone suffering from addiction, disease or sickness be cured so they can live a happy and healthy life. If I had a second wish it would be to live to 300 so I can finish all my quilting projects 😄. Merry Christmas to you, your family and your worker bees at Primitive Gatherings.

  66. If I could have anything for Christmas I would like my family to be blessed with health and happiness…and next for me would be a good night’s sleep!!!

  67. Lisa, because of your generosity , it has caught on with me, at our Guild meeting, which I am president,we have at least 3 giveaways a month. I try to pay it forward. I hope quilting and sewing continue in the next generation

  68. I would like to have health for my family. I did make many of my Christmas gifts and some are mailed already. I was leaving on a trip and to be ready early, otherwise it is sewing December 23 like a mad woman.

  69. Anything I want – hard to say. But I’d like all my kids and grandkids together for Christmas and that’s difficult to make happen. Then if I could get all the presents finished and wrapped, that would be wonderful. If a new Juki was under the tree, I would be ecstatic. Really, I just wish for health and happiness for all. Thanks for this fantastic give-away and for all you do for the quilter’s of the world. Merry Christmas!

  70. I would want all the time I would like to sew. I see what others finish and wish i could do the same. When I retire I will not need to buy one more piece of fabric and I could sew forever. But, what fun would that be?

  71. If I could have anything in the world for Christmas this year… Normally, I would say to have lots of family for the holiday. This year, though, I am getting just that. They will all be at my house! What I really want is a dishwasher—not the machine (I have one,) I want a person to load and unload and hand wash everything that doesn’t fit! Thanks for the chance to win, I love your new line.

  72. I am not big on asking for anything as Christmas giving should come from the heart and anything received is loved. I mostly enjoy having the whole family around for the holidays.

  73. For Christmas I would love for my boss to say “no need to work anymore but we will still pay you, stay home and sew!”

  74. Tons of money so I could quit working and stay home and sew. A getaway place for my girlfriends and I to live weeks at a time to get away from the world. Love to see peace and no more sickness in the world

  75. My daughter is a nurse so when we celebrate holidays they are rarely on the holiday. This year Christmas will be on New Years eve. I am thankful we can all be together. I would love to give handmade gifts to all but it’s too stressful. I’m at that stage in life where I don’t need anything. My husband gives me cash which is great to tuck away for quilting mad money.

    1. Wow, love the fabric bundle. Still decorating around here, my son is sick, so not much help in getting our super tall tree finished. I haven’t made gifts this year, too much going on, but hopefully next year. Love your little stars, they are super cute, can’t wait to see what you do with them. I am sure it will be awesome.

  76. I know it may sound ridiculous because I can hear the snow blowing outside right now, but I need a freezer to freeze all that cauliflower rice that I’ll be eating in the new year! I know, I should have thought bigger.

  77. I would wish for peace and someone for all who are alone to spend the holidays with. I also would like cures for those tough conditions that so many deal with so bravely. On a lighter side, a fun little sewing space would be awesome! Thanks for this great giveaway!

  78. Wow. What a nice surprise. Thanks so much for sharing. I wish fir health and happiness for all. have a wonderful Christmas

  79. I would wish for someone to clean my house thoroughly… all those nooks and crannies that have been neglected because I choose to use my precious spare time to sew! It would also be great if this someone could toss those things that I’ve been hoarding all these years! Lol

  80. I would love to win this give away. I always make something for my family and co-workers for Christmas every year. I wish I had more time to spend with family, friends, and quilting.

  81. If I could have anything in the world for Christmas it would be, a Christmas wish granted for everyone in my entire family and you too.

  82. If I could have any thing for Christmas what would it be……hmmmmm……maybe a wonderful relaxing vacation with my family someplace warm and sunny – or to be able to retire … but the vacation is more realistic!!!!!

  83. well, I definitely would like peace on earth and the end to the fires in California; but I’d love to be able to go to an “office” that would have a couple of “all the bells and whistles” sewing machines, a long arm, cupboards with tons of fabric and tons of patterns and it would have lots and lots of windows and a comfy chair for hand sewing… For now I’ll be happy with my room (and that I have a room) and going to my work (I have a job), my wonderful son and fantastic friends…so it’s all very good. Love your blockhead blocks and appreciate that you offer an alternative to the applique blocks.

  84. I would wish for a new, completely organized sewing space. Someone really trashed the one I’m currently sewing in! Hahaha! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

  85. I am getting everything I want this year. Yesterday I got the news that my biopsy came back negative and all my children will be home for the holidays, the first time in almost a decade. It doesn’t get better than that!

  86. All I want for Christmas is a President who acts like Presidential . I wake every morning filled with anxiety about our country’s future.
    And yes I make gifts. My daughter is getting the small Warm Winter Blessings wall hanging and my DIL is getting a wall hanging also

  87. To be able to eat whatever I want without gaining weight! All those cookies I bake and I can barely taste them!😝

  88. Something fun? A longarm….And that would require a new house to put it in. I’d settle for a Juki 2010.
    Thanks for all your work to make Blockheads fun, and challenging?, for us.

  89. This year for Christmas I would like a year of good health for my family. We have had a few struggles this year although not like your family. Thanks for the giveaway!

  90. Lisa, if I could have anything I wanted for Christmas, I want ALL of the financial, emotional stress off of my daughters. They are beautiful young women. I love them both so much.

  91. My wish for this Christmas is for my sister to be healed from her liver cancer. She just had surgery this past Monday and is undergoing a new procedure this time.

  92. I would really love to have a “professional” organizer come and organize the two rooms upstairs in my house. It looks like I am a hoarder up there! LOL! I really want to get back to sewing up there, instead of on our dining room table! Thanks for the chance to win (I really would love to win your “Quilters Journal!!!) Merry Christmas! HUGS… and stitches

  93. I would love to have all my children home for Christmas. And a Daylight light. And more fabric. And a sewing room all my own to put it in. 😁

  94. My children live 7-10 hours away. Planning our holiday time together takes a little more effort. To eliminate some of the travel hassle, I wish I could look at the stars and say “Beam me up Scottie” to get me there. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  95. I have thoroughly enjoyed these blockhead blocks and look forward to your 12 needful things! Would love to have more time with my family. That’s all I need.

  96. All I want for Christmas is a miracle of healing from my cancer. This has been a 3 1/2 year journey that I wish I never had to take, however, Jesus is the miracle healer and he is also the reason for the season. My humor comes from visits from my 8 grandchildren. You never know what will roll off their tongues at any moment. Thank you for the wonderdul giveaway. There are zo many things that could be made from your scrumptious F8 bumdle. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  97. I would love to have more time for quilting, less time working. A full-time housekeeper would be great!

  98. More walls to hang all of my quilts. I have about 100 finished and they are everywhere just wish I had more space to display them!

  99. I would like a full time housekeeper/cook so I could spend my time sewing! Love your fabrics and your blog by the way!

  100. If I could have anything for Christmas it would be having my husband recover completely from recent spine surgery. I think as a quilter my choice would be time to just sew.

  101. I love your creativity and your fabrics — just my style. Oh what i would love to win your fabric. there is nothing like love, health and our families.

  102. As much time as I want each day to quilt would be my silly and fun wish for now. I have quite a stash of projects waiting for my attention!

  103. If I could have anything for Christmas right now, it would be less stress as a caregiver and more me time. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  104. I k ow you want me to be funny but I’m not feeling it! All I want for Christmas is a new kidney for my husband! I pray for it constantly! Hope it’s not to downer! I just want out somewhat normal life back!

  105. My Christmas wish would be to find more time to finish my projects because there is always a new line, like Needle & Thread Gathering, calling my name! Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

  106. Above all Peace in the World …and time to finish all the UFO’s and plans for the next quilt I have in my head..

  107. I would like a sleigh full of elves to take care of all the mundane tasks of grocery shopping, errands, vacuuming, laundry, and snow shoveling. Then I could spend my time stitching to my heart’s content. 😊Merry Christmas, everyone!

  108. I would like to have my grandparents and stepfather with us for Christmas. They’ve been gone 31, 27, and 15 years, and it isn’t the same without them.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  109. I would love to have a full time person that is a super organizer to help get my whole house organized and cleaned.

  110. I need more time before the festivities begin! We were gone for six days at the beginning of the month to New York seeing the Christmas decorations in store windows, etc. and I just haven’t gotten busy on things I need to do since my return. I would love to win your prize!

  111. One more Christmas like I had as a child with my siblings and parents … some of whom are in heaven now. It was such a time of peace, joy and love. Thanks for the question … has given me time to reflect 😉 Linda

  112. Thank you for challenging us with the blockhead patterns. My skills have really improved. My wish for Christmas would be for peace here at home and around the world. Merry Christmas, lots to be thankful for.

  113. I have everything i need so this is hard. For my peace in my family. that would be wonderful!

  114. I would love to have the entire family for a week at the beach. We have lost members and would love to have the remaining visit.

  115. Finishing up 4 Christmas gifts hopefully. I am making one for myself and the other 3 are for my daughters. My project is one and one half inch squares that piece together to form an old red pickup truck with 3 Christmas trees in the bed. Binding and adding sleeve to back so it can be a table runner or a wall hanging. So cute!

  116. My wish for this holiday season (yep, I’m going to get serious) is for everyone to feel happiness. Think what a wonderful world we would live in!

  117. I want a “place” where I could go and never leave…rolling hills, a little forest, prairie grass…or perhaps like the English Yorkshire where I could walk for miles with birds singing all along the way…with my best friends of course…my shelties and collies…and a lovely little home to rest at night that has lovely things like quilts and warm woodwork and china plates on the walls…and a refrigerator that magically fills itself with whatever we want or need…and that house takes care of itself and there is no such thing as dust or cleaning needed because it just never gets dirty…I think I want HEAVEN! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  118. I would love World Peace so the news wouldn’t be so depressing to watch…..and more time to sew and quilt.

  119. First thank you and Moda for the chance to win your wonderful prize. My wish this Christmas is to sell my house, we are going full time RV living as soon as it sells & I can get to traveling and back to stitching.

  120. I would like for Christmas, new rubber ducky pjs for my dogs Odie the Shih Tzu and Sammi the black lab (including the rubber ducky slippers) LOL ….and of course more time in the day to sew….

  121. I would like to have my mom back, healthy and in her right mind so that she could her grandchildren as beautiful adults and her great grandchildren whom she never knew. It would give her so much joy.

  122. My wish would be to have all of my children, grandchildren and the 2 great-grandchildren here for Christmas. Also a stack of ready made meals to feed everyone so my husband and I can play games and laugh with this wonderful group. What a special day! Merry Christmas.

  123. If I could wish for anything it would be for the family to live close enough to be together on a regular basis. Thanks for such a nice giveaway and all your hard work on the blockheads.

  124. Lisa, I love your fabrics and the journal would be a great way to begin 2018! Have a wonderful holiday,

  125. Oh I was looking at this journal! What I would like for Xmas is a magical house makeover by a house fairy or elf. Picking out anything that involves remodeling my house makes me go straight to the vino. hence a designer house elf/fairy who will do all the work while I am sewing? Best.cmas.gift.ever

  126. My wish would be for a sewing room large enough to house all of my machines so that friends could come and sew with me.

  127. My wish is for a stitching fairy to help me get caught up on all of my BOM, and wishing for peace, joy and good health for everyone.

  128. My wish is to have all my family live close together in the same small town. Wouldn’t that be fun? Love the wonderful fabrics! Have a great Christmas.

  129. My wish would be to have a robot todo all my cleaning, cooking and laundry so I could spend my time sewing all day 😊

  130. I would love another 12 hours in my day to make all the fabulous quilts and blocks that you wonderful designers come up with and all the ones it inspires me to create.

  131. For just one night, I would like to the be backup singer for Brooks and Dunn and Reba in the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace!

  132. More time in the day AFTER good health because as my father used to say, “If you have your health, you have everything” how true!

  133. My wish is to have my own home and a job in Colorado Springs so that I could live near my son.

  134. I actually want two things: a way to travel to every quilt /fabric store in the world (a magic carpet would do), and the money to buy all the fabric my little heart desires. And believe me it can desire a lot! Since that’s probably a no-go, I will settle for having my whole family together! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  135. I’ve been looking at your journal, it looks great! If I could have anything for Christmas, It’s all planned but windows, roof and few other things had to come finish. May your house continue to be full of friends and family this holiday season. 💕

  136. I would live near my two sons and the weather would always be warm and sunny with lots of time for quilting and a friend next door with a longarm who liked nothing better to do than quilt my creations. Of course, time out for afternoon cocktails and a chef to cook dinner might also be necessary.

  137. I also have two items I want for Christmas.

    Those quilter socks AND the fabric bundle…and every other Blockhead fabric bundle. That would keep me busy for a while!

    Second, and more seriously, at 90 years old, my mum has metastasized bone cancer, and I’d like her to be out of pain!

  138. I would love to get a longarm quilting machine. I have a sit down, but know I could do so much more on a stand up. Here’s to dreaming of sugar plums and longarms in my head!

  139. Love the journal as I am one who has kept a journal every year for the past 20 some years. For Christmas, to be with my family as I can never get enough of them. My granddaughter (whose 2) loves to sit on my lap and push the buttons on my machine when it’s time. She yells out, “Mommy, I pushed the RIGHT buttons!” Love it!

  140. You know, Lisa…..this question is so hard to answer! As a kid if you asked me, I would have answered immediately……probably something to do with Barbie or a bike. But today….it’s not any one tangible item. While my life is not perfect, I am incredibly blessed……and grateful for those blessings on a daily basis. But you did ask for an answer…..and I want a chance to win….so here goes……….. I wish for more tolerance and acceptance in this world………and of course…….peace on earth.

  141. How long do you have time to read my answer? 🙂
    Actually I would just wish for better family relations

  142. Dear Santa – I’ve been very good this year. I have two wishes. One – Please bring me my retirement. I’m tired of this working thing every day. I have lots of quilt projects to complete and working just gets in the way. Two – please take care of all of your men and women in the armed forces who will miss Christmas with their families. Keep them safe !!
    XoXo Carol

  143. My first thought was a longarm, but that isn’t going to happen. What I’d really love to have is the German chocolate cake icing recipe a friend uses. That isn’t going to happen either-she won’t share, but she will bake me a cake, and I’ll take a really great German chocolate cake any day!

  144. Hummmm…How’s about “Yearly craft tour vacation trips” to be found in the toe of a crazy quilt stocking❣️🎄👍

  145. Lost our son in a car accident two years ago. What I desire this Christmas is to remember to hug each of my children and grandchildren and remind them how very much they are loved. And thank the good Lord for all my blessings. Shirley

  146. I am so blessed to be one of those living close enough to Lisa to share time at her home. You are an awesome teacher, quilter, hostess & friend, Lisa. I would love to win your new Quilter’s Journal – it is a beautiful reflection of you! Christmas blessings to you & yours.

  147. Loved all the work you did on these blocks, out of my realm. That journal is right up my alley, I really like how it’s laid out and would enjoy it lots. Thanks for all you do for us quilters out here. We really appreciate it.

  148. Sorry my answer won’t be funny but if I could have anything, I’d like to be with my family. Circumstances are keeping us from traveling this year so we will be with each other but far from family. I love your patterns and can’t wait to your finished quilt! Thank you.

  149. I wish my son and family could be here for Christmas. it has been a long time since we have had CHristmas together. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to have the journal and of course the fabric as well. MErry Christmas to you and your family.

  150. I would wish for more time with my children and grandchildren…they are growing so quickly, I want to cherish every moment 💕

  151. Merry Christmas Lisa and PG gang. Another great giveaway. Attending one of Lisa’s retreats with my daughter would be my Christmas wish (preferably someplace warm LOL).

  152. I wish for our new puppy to sleep through the night so I’d have the energy to sew! I have a quilt to finish before Christmas for my oldest son and am hard pressed to find the energy!

    And Thank you Moda! What an amazing giveaway!

  153. Wish I could be with my son and his wife for Christmas. They moved to Vermont this summer!! 😢 I live in Arizona!!!!

  154. I’d wish for last week not to happen when 2 students at a local HS where shot in killed. Our community is just hurting. They were members of out church youth group too.

  155. I am very blessed to have most material things, but I would love to have my youngest sister back who left this world much, much too early. Merry Christmas, Lisa!

  156. Merry Christmas Lisa! So pleased your husband came through his surgery and hope he is better soon! Your needle and threads fabric looks so cute, will be looking to get some of that and want to see the photos of your home in the journal too! Love your little stars and am looking forward to seeing your setting for this quilt. Thanks for your lovely and inspiring blog!

  157. I would love a trip to Wisconsin so I could visit your shop during your holiday open house making ornaments with you.

  158. I have a small family and they are spread out everywhere. I would wish they could all come to my house for the holidays.

  159. Merry Christmas! The thing I would want most for Christmas, (besides losing weight lol) would be a good sewing machine and the talent\ability to FMQ….

  160. I would wish for a moritorium on violence against women, against Muslims, against anyone different, against animals. . .a total moritorium on violence.

  161. This is my second attempt at this post. Try, try, and try again – sounds like sewing! My wish would be for an automated diary of the sweet, adorable and funny things my grand kids have said or done. I will give you a couple examples for humor: Racing across the living room to dog pile on the couch and one shouts, “super cat speed.” Another recent one is they were riding the horse Lena in the arena – and it got turned into “I really like riding Lena in the ballerina.” I do love to spoil them and send them home! Thank you for the wonderful designs and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

  162. I would love my daughter and her family to be here for Christmas. They live in Ireland and it’s my grandson ‘s first Christmas. The rest of us are going to get up around 2 to Skype with them when he gets to experience his first Christmas morning, but I wish they would be here or we could be there. Thanks for the chance to win.

  163. I want a Christmas past and present. All my loved ones that are in heaven, grandma too, and all my loved ones still on earth together for Christmas dinner. It would be magical.

  164. Turn on the news and hear crickets. Be with my family all at the same time. Health for my husband. Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!

  165. I want for the Holidays peace, health and happiness…….. Hoping you enjoy your holidays and find some fun. Watch the Chevy Chase movie The Family Vacation….. it’ll make you laugh and add some humor to your life.
    Happy Holidays.

  166. I would like a new job for my husband that he likes so that I can get him out of the house and buy more fabric!

  167. If I could have anything in the world it would be peace and love. Christmas is about Jesus, and He wanted us to love one another. If everyone in the world loved one another, there would be peace on earth. Your colors look so warm and inviting and the book….would love to get my hands on that! Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome gift! Merry Christmas!

  168. My wish? That all my quilt projects in the whole house are done and I am caught up to begin a new project without a backlog hanging over my head! 🙂

  169. I am very grateful for what I have. I wish for nothing. Just had my 5th grandson and all boys are healthy. What more could one ask for – well…… maybe a nice fabric bundle. Thanks for all you do!

  170. Oh there are lots of things I want but don’t need. So if I could have anything I’d wish to have all 3 of my children home together for Christmas day. We haven’t had 2 of them here for the past 8-12 years. My daughter moved to Vermont in 2005, and my son to New Mexico in 2009. Lucky to still have one daughter local but miss having everyone here to share the holidays with.

  171. I don’t seem to want a lot of material things anymore (well, maybe fabric!). I would love for people to care for others and the world around them. I hope I will always be able to hear my favorite bird the loon calling in the night.

  172. My wish for Christmas would be peace for everyone, but it seems an impossible dream. Next I’d love for my family to be together and be happy and well, we are so very fortunate.

  173. More hours in my day would be a great gift. Then I could finish all these little blocks!!
    Thank you for all that you share with us!

  174. My wish is to have a fun and relaxing Christmas day with my husband and children. Thank you for an opportunity to win!

  175. My Christmas wish is to bring my 94 year old mother hone from the hospital for Christmas. All my Christmas were put on hold until she comes home…..the upside of that is I already have a start on next years gifts.

  176. My wish is that the random gun violence would stop in this world so our future generations can live in a peaceful world.

  177. Not only peace but for understanding. Not everyone is blessed to have what you have, and it would be nice to have others reach out and help others who have so little, to give them the feeling that others care and that they are valued also. We live in an age where material things are so abundant, reach out and help other with the necessary things to get by. You will feel joy that you can do these things.

  178. My Christmas wish is to have all four of my kids home for Christmas. One is away in college and I am so thankful for his successes and I can’t wait to have him home. Christmas is complete when all my babies get home.

  179. I shall miss these Wednesday “visits” from my quilting goddesses. Thank you for sharing your lives and talents with us.

  180. I would like more time for sewing! Thanks to all the Blockhead designers for a great gift of beautiful blocks all during 2017!

  181. I would love to see the Washington Nationals win the World Series! (…and be at the winning game with my daughter and cousins…)

  182. If I Could have anything this Christmas, I would wish for all of our servicemen and women to be home with their families for the holidays. I’m from a military family and remember the empty void caused by the absence of my dad when he was deployed could not be with us for the holidays… and I Can’t imagine what HE felt like. I Wish everyone could celebrate Christmas with their loved ones. It is priceless!

  183. I wish my husband would cook and clean. This would leave me more time to quilt. I can’t think of anything better.

  184. While I am so blessed with a wonderful husband and we both are in reasonably good health, my only wish is that there could be reconciliation within our immediate family. I pray for this every day.

  185. Thank ypu, Lisa for being an inspiration. I’m a better quilter due to your patterns and fabric collections. My wish would be to “beam up” to Wiscosin to spend a day sewing at Primative Gatherings. Merry Christmas!
    clara-chandler@att.net

  186. Wow..would love to win this wonderful gift..so….I would love to wish for a new embroidery machine and a long arm (would also require some artistic ability thrown in)..but both would necessitate either a remodel or move!
    So instead my wish would be for the wonderful Moda designers to do a Blockheads 2! I have learned so much from each of you. Thank you for this wonderful experience!

  187. I have had the same Christmas wish for 50 years, peace on earth and a new red sports car! I did start wishing for the car a few years before I could drive it. Still wishing for either. I always have like the song “Santa Baby” so anything off Madonna’s list would work for me but I would trade diamonds, furs, and a boat for fabric, a long arm and more room. Not being the one to cook and clean and entertain and plan and shop would be good also. Family all at home together. Blocks of time to do my things. I want it all! So final choice, peace on earth and God’s blessing to everyone.

  188. My wish would be for PEACE ON EARTH, simply said but we so need it!! Other than that to learn how to quilt my own projects, always wanted to do it and hope to in the New Year!
    Merry Christmas Lisa to you and your’s and hope this New Year is a better one for you and Nick!
    Carmen

  189. I would love more time to sew! I’m retired but involved in many things & somehow sewing has taken a backseat to everything else this year & I don’t like it! I’m truly hoping 2018 will be different! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  190. Socks are an obsession of mine mainly because it’s so hard to find some that fit — I have small feet. When I find them I buy everyone I can so I am sure that I have more than 100 pairs. When my daughter lived at home we kept them all (she has small feet as well) in our guest room so we could grab what we wanted each day and her best friend declared that room to be the “sock room” and it still is.

  191. If I could have anything for Christmas it would be healing and health for my sister. She has my heart wrapped up in her. Thank you for the beautiful block and tips for sewing. Merry Christmas and I hope Nick is healing up well from his back surgery.

  192. My wish for Christmas would be to have all our kids and families here for Christmas. That hasn’t happened for a couple years. But it is so hard when part of your family is many miles away.

  193. I can’t wait to see your book. I have heard wonderful things about it! If I could have anything I wanted it would have to be for the little quilting fairies to come in and organize, fold, and put all of my fabric together in color order! Ok, so a more realistic wish would be for a new iron!

  194. In a true Christmas spirit – I wish that someday there would truly be Peace on Earth. It’s a long shot, but in my lifetime would be nice!

  195. I wish my cataracts would heal themselves so I can see better to sew without having to have the surgery.

  196. There are so many things I would wish for but I think they would start with healling for myself…an end to my chronic, excruciating pain from post-herpetic neuralgia/trigeminal neuralgia that resulted from having shingles 6 years ago and has stolen my life from me. Opiods and Medical Marijuana do help me get through the day at work, but I’m pretty useless other than that and my sewing, knitting and quilting have mostly fallen by the wayside. Merry Christmas to you and your family and thank you for sharing so much with us!

  197. I’m going with something tangible for my Christmas wish and say a long arm Gammill!! Thanks so much for a chance at your luscious fabric! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  198. Normally I wold say a new sewing machine but I went and purchased one last month which I am making payments on. I guess I just need to make my wish be no more payments to make on my sewing machine.

  199. If I can have anything I want for Christmas, I would want the opportunity to spend one more Christmas Eve and Christmas day with my Dad who has passed. That would be the best gift I could receive.

  200. I wish for good health for myself & my husband. And I wish for my children and grandchildren to be ‘ok’.

  201. A well-organized area where I could quilt, weave, dye and knit. I’m sure Joanna Gaines could come up with a solution that would make my heart sing !

  202. If I could have whatever I wanted for Christmas, I would wish for time to sew and gatherings with family and friends. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a nice prize.

  203. If you could have anything in the whole world for Christmas this year…what would that be? I would want all of my family together and laugh about anything and everything. Eat great food prepared by a famous chef, pampered with a spa day with the girls and to not gain 10 pounds just because I had one to many pieces of dessert or seconds at dinner

  204. Wow, so many things pop in my mind at once but I think my greatest wish would be that more people would come to know Jesus as their personal Savior. God’s gift of sending Jesus to earth is the reason we have Christmas. Hope others don’t think I’m preaching as I also hope all their wishes could come true. Then I wish for a big organized sewing/craft room. Merry Christmas fellow Blockheads.

  205. The first thing that came to mind when I read your question was that I wish that snow could be warm! I love the look of snow, but boy, do I hate the cold! On a more serious note, I think of the song “Grown-up Christmas List”. The words are just so profound and relevant right now. “No more lives torn apart, wars would never start, everyone would have a friend….” That is my true Christmas wish!

  206. I would love the gift of more time. Maybe then I could make a dent in the piles in the sewing room, lol!

  207. I would like to b able to sew a PERFECT 1/4 inch seam!

    A Merry Christmas and A Healthy 2018. Prayers for you and Nick.

  208. I made 3 quilts , 1 pillow and 1 table runner. The quilts have gone to their new home, still working on the binding for the pillow and still a little stittching on the runner. All will be done before Christmas! Merry stiitching to all!

  209. If I could have anything for Christmas, my middle daughter and her family would come for a visit. They live in CA and we live in AL. We visited them a year ago, and it will be another year before they come here for our oldest grandchild’s wedding. That is 2 whole years without seeing our 4 CA grandchildren. But why wish for a loaf of bread when I could wish for a whole grocery store — what I would really like is them moving to Alabama so I could see them more often. I told my daughter that if they moved to Alabama then we could have sewing camps at our house during the summer.

  210. I would love to have all of my family together at one time for Christmas…happy..enjoying each other. We do not get to see each other much. Only every few years. My sis had three children….only one living now. The holidays can be very painful for some. We have a huge connection and I miss her the most! Time and family!! Priceless gifts 🎁 🎄🎁❤️🏡🎶🎅🏻 I am sooooo excited for you that next year you may have more of each of these. Merry Christmas to a very giving person.