Moda Blockheads Block 46-alternative…

Three blocks left to go!!! This week’s block is from Jan Patek-click HERE to go to her blog…and as you know Jan is famous for her awesome appliqué….but I wanted a pieced quilt so here again is your alternative block…The directions for the alternative block are located here Block Head #46

Here is the question for this week:  January 17 –  When you stitch – hand or machine – do you listen to anything?  Music, podcasts, audiobooks, television or Netflix?  I am a Netflix/Amazon junkie…so If I am stitching I am watching the latest series…I am currently watching POLDARK on Amazon…I just love it!!!

I still can’t believe we are almost done!!!   I am in California for the famous Road To California Quilt Show…we will be setting the booth up today….here are some pics from yesterday’s work in progress….If you are in CA…If you’re coming to the show…stop in and visit!!!




Moda Blockhead….Block 45

This week’s block is from Jo Mortons….I love this block too!!!  Click here to go to Jo’s blog to see her blocks as well as the other designers…

Question of the week…
January 10 – Do you have any exciting plans or adventures on your calendar for 2018?

Well…funny you should ask…March 2018 100 of us are going on a quilt cruise…which of course it’s to late for you to join us if you don’t already know about it…but if you are interested in future adventures…please contact: and they can add you to their list to let you know of upcoming events.

Then… I am also teaching at Quilt Stock in July 2018 in Dallas with Moda and Martingale…Click HERE to view all the details for this event…one of the best parts of this event is a trip to Waco-to visit Magnolia and JoAnn and Chip from Fixer Upper…

Then in September…we are going to the OuterBanks in NC…click this Sun Sand Stitching for this info

Then we will be doing some Christmas Events both California and Wisconsin..which we will be announcing those in a couple of months…I think I have given you enough opportunities for now though…I appreciate you hanging around this long to read my blog post…I hope it is possible to someday for you to join in on one of these wonderful events!!!!


Don’t forget to  check our Moda Sister’s Blogs for their versions of this block.

Lynne Hagmeier –

Betsy Chutchian –

Lisa Bongean –

Moda Carrie –

Jan Patek-







Moda Blockheads…Block 44

This week’s block is from Betsy….Please go HERE to print the pattern.  I am very happy to say I have completed all 48 of my blocks…and now I can work on the setting…I do not know when we are going to reveal these but I am sure it will be soon…I’ll  give you a sneak peek… here are some “parts” to my finished quilt…63- 2″ finished corner stone stars..Forty eight sets of  24 HST’s…which I only have half of these done…but will be working on them today…hopefully they will get done…This is going to be an awesome quilt!!!

This week’s question – Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Yes…lots of them…

A word for the year?      POSITIVE

Keep your thoughts positive,

because your thought become your words.

Keep your words positive,

because your words become your behavior.

Keep your behavior positive,

because your behavior become your habits.

Keep your habits positive,

because your habits become your values.

Keep your values positive,

because your values become your destiny.

-Mahatma Gandhi

all for now my friends…stitch those blocks!!! LB




Moda Blockheads…Block 42

Today’s block is from Carrie…Turnstile…a cool block pieced with partial seams…Click HERE to get the pattern

This week’s question is…My perfect holiday season is… I will spend this week baking and making goodies for my neighbors and certain people…my cleaning lady, the postmaster, UPS guy and so on…Norm who’s wife is in the hospital…spending time with Nick & “little man” while his Mommy & Daddy work…I do not have a big Christmas here…as I host Thanksgiving so…We will have immediate family on Christmas Eve…Hopefully I will get some time to work on a few projects…both sewing and non sewing.  I’ll let you know how they go..

Visit my past and future blog posts for the 12 days of needful things and chances to win lots of prizes!!!


Winner of Blockhead post…

Here is the winner of the Blockhead blog post…If this is you please contact us with your physical address at ….Amy will ship your Needle & Thread Gatherings F8th tower and my Quilter’s Journal
Moda has provided me with these awesome prizes…they truly are the best quilt fabric company in the world…So keep buying Moda Fabrics!!!

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!

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


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….


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…


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!!!