Moda Block Heads Block 6 & 7


Thank you all for the much needed prayers for Nick and I during this difficult time…It’s funny but with his first surgery we were scared to death and asked for lots of prayers as we needed all the help we could get…then with the second surgery we decided not to bother anyone and just try and fly under the radar with it and let life go on…then we encounter all the complications…I again asked for your prays and it all gets better real fast…so if that is not a testimony that prayer works I don’t know what is…

Today’s block is Spin Cycle from Stacy lest Hsu-Click HERE to get the pattern.  th.jpegStacy is the Moda designer that makes those cute little cut and stitch dollies…I loved teh mermaid…so adorable…I hope you spend some time at her blog reading and discovering more about her and her

Here is my Spin Cycle block…IMG_3630and if you are very observant you will notice mine is spinning in the opposite directions…which is “ok”…most of you would not have noticed…

then here is the family so far…it’s so hard to capture the real color of these blocks…the one above is too blue…these are too dark…the navy is reading black on my screen….but I also know that all of our color setting are not the same so…that is why it is nice to see fabric in PERSON if we can…IMG_3632Since I did not post Betsy’s block last week I am sneaking that in here as well…”Path through the woods” I think was the name of this block…IMG_3628It is funny but I think this pic really show’s it actual color the best so far….this block was a stunner!!! I love it…of course it might have to do with the fact that I am totally in love with those three sided shapes the most…If you need the pattern for this block HERE is the link to Besty’s block 6 post. She actually has a tutorial there for this block and I actually pieced it the exact same way….with cutting the bigger triangle larger and trimming them after they are stitched on.  Betsy is an original Block Headth-3


We love her fabrics and patterns and carry them in our Primitive Gatherings shops…Primitive GatheringsCA

So… now I am caught up for the moment…but I can tell you right now that I was able to leave and attend the ReStore and Quilt Stock events in Dallas where we will have shop owners and consumers retreats back to back this week and next…so next week’s block may be late for me…It’s Jan’s block and an applique one…I have not decided yet if I am going to do the applique one…I will make my decision while I am here…

Nick was doing very well and he has lots of care takers at home making sure he follows  his doc’s orders, and that nothing crazy happens, which it won’t becaue of all those prayers…I would love to be home taking care of him but I MUST work to be able to pay all those doctor and everyday bills….when I make a commitment I follow through…life goes on…and I would not have left Nick if it was not possible.  I also am going to admit here that I need a break back into normal life…my stress level needs rest…I needed to stitch these blocks and do what I love and that is to teach this awesome art of quilting…

Last night…after a flight to Dallas and some set up we were treated to a chocolate making class with Kate Weiser ….We made these fancy BonBons…they were works of ART!!!  Lots of work/love go into each and every piece…I will gladly PAY for them than make them, but they are worth every penny…and I learned a few things about chocolate, ganache and coconut butter and lots of other things…but this girl was humble, funny and just a joy to take a class from…if you wish to order them…I would wait to until Dallas is a little cooler… I received these for Christmas one year from Moda and they were amazing!   I think I may have one (ok maybe two) for breakfast!!!IMG_0258 2

IMG_9692IMG_3659IMG_4822IMG_2217 3IMG_6684IMG_9462Thanks Carrie for thinking of this great “break” from all the work to come and the before prep it takes to pull of a crazy awesome event like this!!!

Make sure you visit all the other blogs to see their blocks!!!

Have a great week Block Heads!!!

Betsy Chutchian


Brigitte Heitland – Zen Chic


Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts


Jan Patek


Jo Morton


Laurie Simpson


Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings


Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles


Me & My Sister Designs

Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson


Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life


Stacy Iest Hsu

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Carrie Nelson



16 responses to “Moda Block Heads Block 6 & 7”

  1. Rosemary Redhead Avatar
    Rosemary Redhead

    Take care my dear friend 💗

  2. Linda E Avatar
    Linda E

    Welcome to Texas! Sorry you get to experience the record high temperatures this week!

  3. Jan Avatar

    Yes, prayer works. I’m proof. So happy to hear Nick’s improving & that you are able to “relax” again with work. Those chocolates look yummy. Next time in Hershey you can take a break to do a chocolate class there. 😋

  4. jrp53 Avatar

    Prayers to you and your Nick as well as the rest of the family. I hope you enjoy your welcome relief as I know that sewing can give your soul the rest it deserves. Safe travels.

  5. Norma Klotz Avatar
    Norma Klotz

    The many times my son was hospitalized, just going home to do dishes was a stress reliever. Glad you have good people surrounding you and Nick. Do your amazing thing there in Texas and rest in the fact that others are doing theirs. Praying for continued healing for Nick and strength and peace for both of you!

  6. Edie Frasier Avatar
    Edie Frasier

    Lisa, I am so glad to hear Nick is on the mend. God is good and prayer is powerful. I will keep you both in my prayers. Have fun in Dallas. Edie Frasier

  7. kathyreeves Avatar

    Prayer is such a wonderful thing, thanks for sharing the good news on Nick’s progress. So glad to see your blocks this morning, knew it meant things had improved. Will keep praying.

  8. Laurie Shain Avatar
    Laurie Shain

    I am so thankful Nick is doing well enough that you will be at Quiltstock….it is my first quilt retreat!! My own sweet fisherman has had cancer four years and God has shown me every day I am not in charge of anything!! And whew! THATs good news🤗…so Gary said GO to Quiltstock!! See you SOON!!! Thank you for quilt therapy!

  9. Lori Thomas Avatar
    Lori Thomas

    So glad to hear that Nick is doing well. What a blessing! My 11year old granddaughter saw the chocolates and said she would take one of each. I have never seen a child like dark chocolate as much as she does. Girl after my own heart. Have fun Lisa, you need the break.

  10. Kathy h Avatar
    Kathy h

    Glad to hear that nick is home and doing well. Will continue to send prayers. Those chocolates did look beautiful!

  11. Janet O. Avatar

    Such good news that things are going better for Nick!
    I totally believe in the power of prayer!
    Caring for loved ones is so draining, physically and emotionally. You do need to get some time to restore yourself. Glad you have a way to refill your bucket so you can continue to give.
    Omigosh–I need to go find some chocolate–NOW!

  12. Cindy Parker Avatar
    Cindy Parker

    So happy to here your husband is doing better, thank the lord. Prayer absolutely works! Cindy Parker

    Sent from my iPhone


  13. Carol Joswick Avatar
    Carol Joswick

    Xoxo Lisa…so glad to hear Nick is on the mend. See you next week.

  14. Ruth Avatar

    I am having trouble getting the Block heads 6 & 7. Can you help?

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Visit the designer’s blogs….click on the link in this post

  15. Patricia Anderson Avatar
    Patricia Anderson

    It is amazing that prayer does indeed work and I always find great comfort when people offer to pray for me or mine. Thank God for his healing power and that you have a much needed break. I’m so thankful that we live this life one day at a time and don’t know the future. I remind myself constantly that He is in control, but it is so easy to take all the worry and fear back. Hope you can truly relax and that you’ll come home to a much recovered husband!

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