Moda Blockhead 3- Block 3

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WARNING…I kinda switched my block around a bit….not on purpose…but when you switch the background color…it kinda messes you up a bit…anyway…I am keeping it this way…I actually love it!!!!  If you need to get the directions for this week block you need to pop on over to Betsy HERE…but while you are here you may want to read down to the end!

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 HERE IS PDF for  THE CUTTING FOR BLOCK 3-MBH3-Block 3

or here they are if you do not want to download them….

Block 3- Crown & Star- 4” block Cutting Sizes

A-4- 1 1/2″” squares

 B -12- 1” squares

 C-2-2 ¼” square cut in half twice diagonally

 D-4- 1”x 1 ½” rectangles

 E-1-1 1/2” square

 F-8-1 3/8” squares cut in half once diagonally-* see note below…… If using TP to make HST you will still need 4 of these cut in half once to make Flying Geese with C unit.

 G-4-1 3/8” squares cut in half once diagonally-*see note below

 H-4-1 3/8” squares cut in half once diagonally

 *F&G could be made using triangle papers ½” finished—remember 1 square of triangle paper makes 2 HSTs.

 Happy Stitching!

 NOTE: Do not attempt to make these 4” squares unless you have saturated your fabrics with heavy starch…let them dry naturally…and then… iron them with steam to get them ready for cutting.

 

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In honor of Moda Block Heads and the Sisterhood we share I am doing a give-away today…I was in California last week with Lissa Alexander, Tammy Vonderschmidt, Robin Pickens, Amy Mathey, Jen Kingwell and Joanna Figueroa.  We had a very nice dinner on Friday night…Lissa signed books in my booth on Thursday and I managed to snag one for  a give-away for you here and one for myself…Sold all the rest!!!!       As you can see the cover is awesome!!! 12 quilts in here…a bunch from Lissa and then a few from 6 other  designers….even one antique!!!image.pngIMG_8949

and here is a video of the quilts on display…in the book…

If you can’t wait to win one and you want to order your own copy of  Sisterhood of Scraps click this link you will be ordering it from Primitive Gatherings…or if you would rather keep Amazon in business rather than our family business…click HERE…but just remember if we keep ordering things we can get at our quilt shops the quilt shops will go out of business… I will pick the lucky winner of Lissa’s book on Sunday!  I hope you win it!  Thanks and happy week three of MBHs…xxx Lisa…

Leave a Comment to win the book!

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Here is the schedule for the first round of blocks mark your calendars!    

1.15 – Corey Yoder – https://corianderquilts.com/

1.22 – Sherri McConnell – https://www.aquiltinglife.com/
1.29 – Betsy Chutchian – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
2.5 – Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
2.12 – Brigitte Heitland – https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog
2.19 – Lisa Bongean – https://lisabongean.com/
2.26 – Lissa Alexander – http://modalissa.com/
3.4 – Laurie Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/
3.11 – Vanessa Goertzen – https://lellaboutique.blogspot.com/
3.18 – Stacy Iest Hsu – https://www.stacyiesthsu.com/blog/
3.25 – Robin Pickens – https://www.robinpickens.com/
4.1 – Janet Clare – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
4.8 – Jen Kingwell – https://www.jenkingwelldesigns.com
4.15 – Joanna Figueroa – https://blog.figtreeandcompany.com/
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Sit & Stitch…January 2020

I love Sit & Stitch…I love these women…I love how we all are getting comfortable with each other and can just talk about anything…Isn’t it great to be with women who can have fun, laugh at themselves or our problems and then they don’t seem so bad?  It is nice to be able to admit we are not perfect…we do not have perfect children(just perfect grandchildren..lol)…and we can just be our true selves…I hope you have the same opportunities…to be your true self…and not worry about trying to be your perfect Facebook or IG self…all the time…I find it easy to just blurt out something that is going on in my life that you normally wouldn’t share…because you should be embarrassed by it…but hey…if it’s happening to me…maybe I am not alone…maybe someone is is brave enough to admit it too…and we can maybe figure it out or understand it better…that it isn’t us…that there is nothing wrong with how we handled it or maybe we learn a better way to handle it…by talking with others about it…like I just did..thanks for listening…so yes…there are lots of great conversations when we get-together…a sisterhood…

So there was also some stitching going on…this last week in WI before I left for CA…any item that is underlines is a “hot” link.  It will bring you to more info on the project if you click it.

Donna sharing her finished wool box items…

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Here Celebrate 52 ways…IMG_8533

Kathy is working on her Scrappy Kalidescope…from the Christmas boxIMG_8534

her Winter in WI  table runner…from November box.IMG_8536

Terry’s many projects…IMG_8537IMG_8538

Lori’s Sheep from the Christmas wool box…and her November wool boxes finished items finished whiles she is still stitching the scrappy kalidescope…

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She also quilted a bit in her wool mat…IMG_8541

Karen showed her pillow made from Library card fabric…I finally figured Karen out…now that I know she was a Librairian!!!!IMG_8542

A finished Holly Taylor fabric quiltIMG_8543

Mary Ann an her finished items from the November wool box…IMG_8544IMG_8545

Kay’s wall hanging…IMG_8546

and small tablemat…IMG_8547 2

then next onto California…

two Sit & Stitching days in a row…tuesday and wednesday…

Barbara showing off her turtle quilt…that Luke quilted… with Star Studded Event quilt in the background…

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Barbara also showed her grandson’s quilt with his art drawing in the center of the stars…IMG_8697 2

Deborah showing her stitchery of Abe Lincoln for a benefit coming up…IMG_8699 2

Diane showing her Everlasting blocks from the wool boxes…IMG_8700

Mama Shirley working on her Moon GardenIMG_8701

Traci showing her lovely A Penny Gathering blocks all finished…IMG_8702

Karen working on her A Primitive Gardenblocks…IMG_8703

Cindy finishing the binding on a ocean wave quit with minky backing…IMG_8706IMG_8707 2

Marsha working on Twilight GardenIMG_8708

Mary (I hope I got her name right) was working on hearts for a guild quilt…IMG_8709

I helped Kay learn about prepping the background and appliqués for Old St. Nick tablet matIMG_8710

I loved the ladies thread boxes….old cosmetic cases…IMG_8711IMG_8712

then this beauty….was also a stunner…sorry I do not know this pattern…if you do you can leave it in the comment section!IMG_8713IMG_8719

Mama Shirley showing her Somewhere in timeblocks…IMG_8731

Pat made pillows for Christmas…using the Sentiments from Home patternIMG_8733

here are the ones she gave away…Love from Farmhouse Gatherings book

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Patsy showed her  Like Father,Like Son pillowIMG_8735

and her homespun Full-time/Part-time quilt  I wish I could show you the pic of here husband  sleeping under it!!! even unbound!!!! He loves it!!!IMG_8736

Teri was working of God Bless America…IMG_8737

Charlotte also made the same pillow and quilt as Teri…hmmm and…IMG_8738

the same quilt…a little competition???IMG_8740

Caren…is working on the borders of Twilight GardenIMG_8741

and handquilting her first wool project at the same time…I think  this is a Norma Whaley pattern…IMG_8742

So lots of stitching and working going on in my Sit & Stitches…Do you want to attend?  Call the CA or WI shops to see when we are meeting next!

If you would like to win a full kit of Somewhere in Time….Please give me an idea of something new and exciting you would like to see in quilt shops.  A big prize for a good answer!  I can’t wait to here what you come up with!!!! Tomorrow is BlockHead Day! Block 3! See you then!

Somewhere In Time Quilt

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moda block Heads- Block 2

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It’s Week 2! This week the block comes from Sherri IMG_9385

Now you need the pattern so hop on over to Sherri’s Blog   and download or print it…

If you are making the 4″ blocks it is very helpful to have the HST papers…this block uses 1″ finished triangle papers.

Some of the questions I am seeing from Week 1 are……Are the blocks going to be offered in all 4 sizes?…the answer is yes…if the 4″ block cutting sizes are not on your pattern sheet…you can come here each week and I will have them here for you as well….

If you are just starting.. here is my Week 1 block and scroll a little lower is….how I am going to layout my blocks…L Bongean MBH3-1

 

NOTE: Do not attempt to make these 4” squares unless you have saturated your fabrics with heavy starch…let them dry naturally…and then… iron them with steam to get them ready for cutting.

and then…here is my preliminary layout…

Lisa Bongean MBH3 layoutI just noticed the cream parts are not showing the correct piecing…but this is the idea…the grey squares are our pieced blocks…and If you following my color placements in my blocks each week…it will all work out!  I will get this fixed and show you it again with the cream triangles fixed…sorry!

Please do not be afraid of the little blocks…I will hold your hand through it and you can ask questions in the comment section here …or directly to me on Facebook (Lisa Hoefler Bongean) and in the Moda Blockheads group..but I may miss it there because there is so much going on…but if I already answered the question in my post…do not ask me if you did not read my post…I will not repeat myself…so please read!  I know you all just like/want to look at the pictures!!!. lol!!!Lisa Bongean

My set of itty bitty creative grid rulers for working with small measurements are really helpful!

There are 5 of them 3×7. 6×6, 5×15, 15×15 & 8×24..the link above will take you there.  Notice there are no solid lines on the rulers and they have 1/8. 3/8 and so on marked out?  No more guessing!

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Here is the schedule for the first round of blocks mark your calendars!    

1.15 – Corey Yoder – https://corianderquilts.com/

1.22 – Sherri McConnell – https://www.aquiltinglife.com/

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

2.5 – Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/

2.12 – Brigitte Heitland – https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog

2.19 – Lisa Bongean – https://lisabongean.com/

2.26 – Lissa Alexander – http://modalissa.com/

3.4 – Laurie Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/

3.11 – Vanessa Goertzen – https://lellaboutique.blogspot.com/

3.18 – Stacy Iest Hsu – https://www.stacyiesthsu.com/blog/

3.25 – Robin Pickens – https://www.robinpickens.com/

4.1 – Janet Clare – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/

4.8 – Jen Kingwell – https://www.jenkingwelldesigns.com

4.15 – Joanna Figueroa – https://blog.figtreeandcompany.com/
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XO Lisa

It’s the official start of…Moda Block Heads 3!

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It’s HERE!!!

Don’t you just love the Blockhead Stitch Alongs!!!!

As an original BH, I want to welcome you!

We are ALL going to have a blast stitching these blocks!  If you are new… get ready for a year of fun…read the posts…educate yourself…there are lots of very talented designers in this years stitch along and they are all here to give their hints and advice for their style or manner in which they complete these blocks!  Each week you will have to visit the designer who designed the block to get the pattern.  You can visit all the  designers to see what they have created, or at least go to your favorites if you don’t have all the time in the world…but go check everyone’s block the first week…just to see…then if you haven’t already picked your fabrics…get them starched and ready to go after you have printed the first block off of Corey’s blog…then also make sure you are following along on the Facebook group where you can post your block and see everyone else’s.

Here is the link for the Moda Block Heads Facebook group  and don’t be shy…post…comment…and have fun!

Oh..and before I show my MBH3…let’s take a trip back in time…and look at my last two MBH’s.

Block Heads 2…was pretty much a planned sampler quilt…I added some sashing to it…It was quilted by Maggie Honeyman with an edge to edge orange peel design!IMG_5256.jpeg

Block Heads 1 was comprised of 6″ blocks…and we designed our own settings…I bordered each 6″block with Half Square Triangles…and added 2 inch stars for cornerstones…Linda Hrcka thequiltedpineapple.com quilted this beauty and it is beyond stunning…and Linda is going to do MBH3 in my fabrics and 12″ blocks!

If you missed out on this book…all six Moda designers have their finished quilts in this book..Moda Blockheads   Click the link and you can get yourself a copy from Primitive Gatherings! Or if you would rather purchase it from Amazon…here is the link…Moda Blockheads Amazon
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This year I am going to do 4″ blocks…and I will share my layout with you as well…my quilt will be small 40″x 55″-ish..I may add a bigger outer border yet…I’m not sure and guess what…I don’t have to know yet…the end is a looooooonnnnnnng way away…

I am using two fabric lines…Urban Farmhouse Gatherings and the just arrived Indigo Gatherings…creams, all shades of grey and blues along with a Bella Solid!!!!!  Indigo Gatherings   &  Urban Farmhouse Gatherings fabrics can be found by clicking the highlighted links…Lisa Bongean Urban & Indigo

So… now here is my version of Corey’s block  Click the link to go to Corey’s blog to print out the PDF pattern.L Bongean MBH3-1Lisa Bongean MBH3-1

Most of all the block patterns include 4″ block cutting sizes…but this first one did not…so here they are…(you still need to go to Corey’s blog to get the pattern) Here is a printable link –Block 1-MBH3 -4″ cutting 

Here is block 1…

A   12    1” squares

B    8     1”x 1 ½” rectangles

C    8     1” squares

D   1      2 ¼” square cut in half twice diagonally

E   2       2 ¼” squares cut in half twice diagonally

F   4        1 3/16” squares

G   4        1 3/8” squares cut in half once diagonally

H    1       1 ½” square

 

I did not think I could post these until Friday…so next time I will make them prettier…Happy Stitching!

NOTE: Do not attempt to make these 4” squares unless you have saturated your fabrics with heavy starch…let them dry naturally…and then… iron them with steam to get them ready for cutting.

and then…here is my preliminary layout…

Lisa Bongean MBH3 layoutI just noticed the cream parts are not showing the correct piecing…but this is the idea…the grey squares are our pieced blocks…and If you following my color placements in my blocks each week…it will all work out!  I will get this fixed and show you it again with the cream triangles fixed…sorry!

Please do not be afraid of the little blocks…I will hold your hand through it and you can ask questions in the comment section here …or directly to me on Facebook (Lisa Hoefler Bongean) and in the Moda Blockheads group..but I may miss it there because there is so much going on…but if I already answered the question in my post…do not ask me if you did not read my post…I will not repeat myself…so please read!  I know you all just like/want to look at the pictures!!!. lol!!!Lisa Bongean

My set of itty bitty creative grid rulers for working with small measurements are really helpful!

There are 5 of them 3×7. 6×6, 5×15, 15×15 & 8×24..the link above will take you there.  Notice there are no solid lines on the rulers and they have 1/8. 3/8 and so on marked out?  No more guessing!

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Here is the schedule for the first round of blocks mark your calendars!    

1.15 – Corey Yoder – https://corianderquilts.com/

1.22 – Sherri McConnell – https://www.aquiltinglife.com/

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

2.5 – Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/

2.12 – Brigitte Heitland – https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog

2.19 – Lisa Bongean – https://lisabongean.com/

2.26 – Lissa Alexander – http://modalissa.com/

3.4 – Laurie Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/

3.11 – Vanessa Goertzen – https://lellaboutique.blogspot.com/

3.18 – Stacy Iest Hsu – https://www.stacyiesthsu.com/blog/

3.25 – Robin Pickens – https://www.robinpickens.com/

4.1 – Janet Clare – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/

4.8 – Jen Kingwell – https://www.jenkingwelldesigns.com

4.15 – Joanna Figueroa – https://blog.figtreeandcompany.com/
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XO Lisa

organizing…2020

IMG_8513 2How are you at organizing?  I get to a point… if there if too much stuff I cannot work…my home studio was starting to look like a dumping ground for lost fabric!!! I know..I know…you all wish you had such a problems…but between the wool scraps and the fabrics leftover from making 6 quilts in a fabric line and then there is 10 years of it…it starts to bust out of everything…so that is the first area I have been attacking…Everything is off the floor that’s been piling…then everything goes in a drawer…I will then sort the drawers when I have it all “in” and hopefully can purge some of that…once I see what is all there…

So look for some fun things from me this year…like Friday is Give-Away Day!  Even though I want to keep it all I am not going to…so look for planned and spontaneous give-aways on Fridays!IMG_8516 2

I find it is nice to go through your projects, your threads and your fabric that you are not ever going to use….donate it…give it away…share it with friends that may not have a big budget for their art…Make your space pretty…make it functional…make it a joy to sit in and amongst your things and create!  I’m ready! I love stitching in my space…LB studio 1LB studio 3LB studio 2

…all clear to start the next project!LB studio 4

Then there is another thing in my life….it is my time…I need to organize my time…I need to schedule certain things for certain days and stick to it…blogging, Instagram and facebook posts as well as meetings..and maybe do some Facebook Live stuff….let me know if you want to discuss certain things…I will also keep you informed of my schedule too…maybe we can meet at a show or at an event, like our retreats or classes!

I am doing pretty well at the health part…I will do a post on this…I have to keep up with those grandkids!!!

Stitching Everyday…I thought I would also show you my daily stitching journal quilt. I am two weeks in…daily stitching LB.jpgBlock a day...2I keep a little sketch book/journal if I do not have time to stitch something that day….I write down what I want to stitch and do it when I can…but I have been pretty good about doing it almost everyday!block a day journal

Then there is the “Create” tin project!  How many of you are getting this?  A lot of you!…THANK YOU!   They are on the way!!!! I am getting this ready so I can do a sheep a day/ or 7 per week as well….we will start a facebook group and keep each other inspired with this was too…If you missed out you still can get one of these...click HEREIMG_8520IMG_8519

So are you ready? If not…get your stuff organized and let start stitching lots of beautiful things in 2020!

Guess what starts tomorrow?  Yup..Moda Blockheads 3!  Corey Yoder will kick us off with her block and we will be stitching a block a week on wednesdays!  Come back here tomorrow for details!

XO-Lisa

comment and let me know what your doing for 2020?