Hey blockheads! They tell me it’s Wednesday again, which means it’s time for another exciting MBH4 block release! This week we introduce Block #27, “Threaded“ by Michelle White of Moda Fabrics. If the name of the designer rings a bell, it should considering I just did one of her bonus blocks last week as an alternate to Block #26. To give you a bit of background on her, Michelle works in the Moda marketing department, doing a bit of everything from pattern design for in-house patterns, graphic design, photography, designing the Quilt Market booth, and more! She started at Moda back in April 2019, and since then has loved fabric and quilting even more than she ever did before!
Michelle considers herself a more ‘modern’ quilter, falling somewhere on the line between modern and traditional styles. She loves non-traditional quilt blocks and working with bold color and solids. Inspiration for “Threaded“ came from a somewhat unusual source. As it happened, she was in the middle of assembling a pair of bookshelves and found inspiration in the threaded anchors that were part of the included toolkit. Go figure! You just never know what’s going to spark creativity! I enjoyed this block because it allows you the option to create totally different looking results depending on how you piece the fabrics. Her intention was to design a block where you can play around with fabric placement and what direction you angle you blocks without worrying too much about how it will all come together in the end. I love it – you know how I love a block with several options! To get the full pattern and instructions for “Threaded“ hit the link below!For my version of “Threaded“ I stuck with simple yet again, and used grayscale fabric selections from my Urban Farmhouse Gatherings line. As usual I stuck with a medium orange Bella Solid called “Ochre” for my background. Looking for some dynamic grayscale fabrics for your next project? We still have Urban Farmhouse Gatherings in stock but inventory is low. Grab it while you can by visiting our website!
If you’re new to MBH4 and wondering what this QAL is all about, you can visit the Moda Blockheads 4 Archive for more information, including all the previously released MBH4 blocks that I’ve done. The archive link is listed in the main menu of links at the top of my blog page. You can also visit Moda’s Inspiration+Resources Center Page for additional resources and help, along with all released bonus blocks by clicking HERE!
Well everyone, it’s going to be a short and sweet post today because as you know, I’m about set foot on a cruise ship destined for Hawaii within the next 48 hours. Needless to say, I still have a lot to do before I leave the fort and head to paradise. Before I go want to give a quick shout out to Lorraine W. for her comment here on the blog last week! Thank you for keeping up with my blog posts Lorraine! I really appreciate the time you took to leave me a comment so as a way to show my gratitude, I’m going to send you something nice! As usual, I don’t post last names or email addresses for your privacy, so if you think you’re the lucky winner this week please be sure to check your email! You can also contact Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not already received a prize confirmation letter from her. She will use your email address to confirm that you are in fact the winner! Thanks again! Your support means the world to us. If you’d like to be considered for a prize each week be sure to leave me a comment! I always love hearing from you.
Just one more quick reminder before I go – there will not be any LIVE broadcasts while I’m gone unless we decide to do something fun on a whim – but no promises! I really have no idea how much connectivity I’ll have once I’m on the boat, so it’s all going to depend on that. Make sure your “STITCH with Lisa Bongean” YouTube channel notifications are ON so you don’t miss it in the case we do decide to do something impromptu… Alright gang, I’m off! I sure wish you could all join me. I’ll promise to do my best to share a picture or two as the days go by. Again – no promises! Hard to say how busy we’ll be and how much spare time I’ll have. “Maybe” will just have to do! I’ll see you all soon. Take care! ~Lisa