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Moda Blockheads…block 38

Happy Wednesday!  This block is posting on the Eve of Thanksgiving…I know that these blocks are being made world wide and some of you do not technically celebrate our American holiday…but I think we all can celebrate a day of “Thanksgiving” for what we all have been given…..

Todays block is from Betsy…Peace and Plenty….Click HERE to go  on over to her blog for the pattern…Today’s block looks a little complicated because it’s set “on point” but it’s really not hard at all…Here is my patriotic version of her block.


Today’s question is What is your Thanksgiving traditions?

I have 3 siblings and we share hosting holidays… Thanksgiving is here at my house.  It’s pretty simple…Mom will come over today and we will start preparing all the fixings for tomorrow…then we get up early in the morning…insert the turkey and about noon we have about 20 of us over…My mom is a fabulous cook so everything is very tasty…we all clean up and then watch football or something but I think this year we all will be making an ornament for Christmas…I have a really easy one ANYONE can make so I will be twisting arms to get them off the couch to make one.  They can then bring them home to their tree or to give as a gift…after all this will hopefully start a new tradition! A family the MAKES together CELEBRATES together!!!

Just in case you are new to my blog and want to order a pre cut(all the circles) kit for these candy canes you can do so HERE at our website.  These were such a big hit at our Primitive Christmas Event we are making tons of kits for them.  They come 2 candy canes per kit…pattern is sold separate from the kit so you can order more than one kit and not have to pay for a bunch of patterns…sizes are 3, 4 1/2″ and 6″ candy canes…  Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!



Moda Blockheads…Block 36

We are fresh home from Quilt Market/Festival…tired…very tired…but we have a Primitive Christmas coming next week which is Primitive Gatherings biggest event of the year in our Wisconsin and California  quilt shops…We give away 3 patterns along with  pincushion kit to each of our customers who places an order November 16-18 in the shop and through the 19th on the web…I need to make our projects, get the patterns written, kits made some need to be sent to CA and then after that we can relax a little…So I hope you can join us for this event!!!  The more the merrier!!!  If you can come to the store we have some very cool fun stuff for you!!! Hot Chocolate bar (in WI, its probably 80 degrees in CA!!)…the best ever make and takes ever!!! and a mini quilt show for you to vote on (WI)!!!

This week’s block is from Carrie…Go to the Moda blog to get the pattern…

Nice and easy block…take about 15 min…some of you love that!!! lol..

Question of the Week ~ How many fabric collections have you created?  Do you have a favorite?  If so, which one is it and why is it your favorite? Well…I know I have 21 for sure…but it’s early in the morning so I could be off by one or two…I do NOT have a favorite..I have cotton lines, some with accompanying wovens…6 full lines of cozy super soft flannels…all my lines are different than each other, unless we of course re-create a line…like Snowman Gatherings I-III…which by the way sells like crazy…that is why we had three!!!  All my regular cotton lines feature small/tiny mostly reproduction prints I find in my lovely collection of antique quilts…I will be working on a few more this week for next year…so who knows what you will be seeing from Primitive Gatherings!!!

Have a great day and you have to go see all the designers blocks and find out who has the most Moda fabric lines…I bet I know who!!!  LB



Moda Blockheads…Block 35

Good Morning from Houston!!!…today is my block…here is the pattern click Block35LB_Northridge

I named it after the street we used to live on…This weeks question…November 1 – Do you make quilts to give as gifts for Christmas?  Have you started them yet?  The answer is simple…no…I do not…there is not enough time for me to do this…but…sometimes when the pile of quilts are huge…I just go through them and think…who would like this one and then I wrap them up and give them to everyone all at once…

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Moda Blockheads Block 34

Today’s block is from Jan Patek…Please go to her BLOG for the appliqué house block…I promised to give you alternative pieced block for the appliqué block…so here is this weeks…Click HERE for the pattern for the alternate #34.       Keep in mind that all the pieces cut will not be used…

With Quilt Market on the horizon, what is the best part about going to Market?  What is the worst part about it – is there a “worst part” for you?
This is easy..the best part…is the inspiration..all around…you come back ready to create and then the is nice seeing and visiting with our Moda, brothers & sisters.  The worst part…I hate not being home for Halloween…I now have a Grandson…so we have to do a trial “trick or treat” tonight…as I leave early tomorrow in the morning…so I guess…I just wish they would change the date.

I have a line of homespun fabrics being introduced at QM…I can’t wait to post some pics for you!!! Please follow us all to see all our newest things!!!

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Moda Blockhead Block 33

This week our block is from Jo Morton!!!Click HERE for the pattern…


Moda Blockhead Block 32

I hope you are all having a wonderful first week of Fall…We love our four seasons here in WI…I can’t wait to show you some of those great Fall colors as it happens!!!

This week’s block is Dutchman’s Puzzle by Besty Chutchian go here for the PATTERN…I am a Dutchman!  My paternal Grandmother was a DeBruin from Little Chute WI…home of the new windmill from the Netherlands…Do any of our quilters from the Netherlands know who this is?

Windmill and attached visitor center

The Windmill is an authentic 1850s design, based on similar mills from the province of Noord Brabant in the Netherlands, the home province of many of the first Dutch settlers to the area. The 38-meter (125 ft) high wooden windmill was designed by fourth-generation millwright Lucas Verbij of Verbij Hoogmade BV in the Netherlands. Verbij Hoogmade BV designs, builds and restores windmills all over the world, including similar windmills in San Francisco[2] and Sakura, Chiba, Japan. The windmill was partially constructed in the Netherlands and shipped for final assembly in Little Chute.

And they actually have a little quilt show each year!!!

Ok..enough of the minor history lesson of my hometown…

Here is my block…nice easy block…went together fast…If you do not like to do the flip and stitch methods as shown in the pattern…cut the 2 dark squares 4 1/4″ -cut in half twice and then 8 light squares 2 3/8″ cut in half once and then stitch them the old fashioned way…please remember to heavily starch those fabrics before beginning…

Question of the week – Is there something quilt-related on your “bucket list”?  A quilt you’d like to make, show you’d like to see, quilter you’d like to meet, etc.

There are so many things I want to do yet…I want to go to Sisters OR for that quilt show…I would love to make a larger hex quilt…maybe start traveling internationally for some quilting events…those are the things on my bucket list…

Hope you are all having as much fun as I am with this…Piece on…my friends..LB

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Moda Blockheads Block 31

I am a total blockhead…don’t know why I did block 32??? But here is 31…Looks like I’m ahead now…lol…

Go to Lynne’s blog to get the pattern…Lynne, let’s go to Sister’s OR together?  Anyone else? Maybe a blockhead reunion in OR next summer? lol…

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