Archive for the 'BLOCK HEADS 2017' Category

29
Mar
17

Blockheads…Block 4

Another week has flown by…but here we are again…this week we are in for a special treat…Jan Patek has given us an applique block!!! How sweet is this little bee skep!!! Hopefully Jan has an appliqué video you can watch if you are not familiar with needle turn applique…or you can always fuse it down and buttonhole it on your machine.  You can find the pattern or Jan’s block HERE

Now…I am all game for doing an appliqué block…but not two…so I designed another pieced block for my patriotic version…

Cutting directions are listed here:

Darks:

A   1- 1-15/16″ x 1 15/16″ square…ok..I know…its between the 2″ and 1 7/8″…be brave and no whining…mine turned out just fine…

B   4- 1-15/16″ x 1 15/16″ squares

C   4-1 7/8″x 1 7/8″squares- cut in half once to yield 8 total triangles.

Lights:

D   4- 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ squares- cut in half once on the diagonal, to yield 8 triangles

E 1- 5 1/4″ square-cut in half twice diagonally, to yield 4 triangles

D-same fabric as E– 2- 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ triangles- cut in half once diagonally, to yield 4 triangles

Now I know I did not make a PDF of this…but I’m kind of behind the gun to get this out…please just take a pic of it with your phone for now…

Make the QSTs…stitch together the center row…and then add the two side pieced triangle settings…I know…pretty lame directions…but my excuse is still the same as above…

NOW with all that done…I’m supposed to talk about what kind of thread to use…or what I use…I think by now if you are not using Aurifil you may have your head under a rock…but really it is the best…I am sure the other designers will have tons of specific reason why…and they all are going to be true…trust me…we will never lead you astray!

so here is my tip…if you are using Aurifil 50 wt for your machine piecing …buy the large spools!!! I pretty much use 4 colors for my piecing…2310-light cream, 2370-tan, 1140-taupe and 2692-black...here are my big spools in this pic…I placed a normal one next to them so you could see the difference- and not they all are not brand new…so some are skinnier!!!..Now if you buy these larger spools you will save $$ like getting one of those little ones FREE if you buy the larger quantity…If you click on the links on the numbers of the threads listed you can purchase them on our site…we appreciate you buying them from us and supporting our hard work informing you through this blog and creating this wonderful stitch-along…Now I know you probably won’t be able to get them all…but I am using the 2310-cream for the patriotic blockhead and the 2370- tan for the dark/primitive designer blockhead version

Oh…I almost forgot…the larger spools have 6452 yds…

Make sure you go and see all the other designers blocks!!!  I also didn’t forget…I will do a post on starching…so look for that also!!!  I have been in four states teaching in the last month so again I apologize for doing the bare minimum…

Lynne –
Blog – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/

Betsy –
Blog – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/

Lisa B –
Blog – https://lisabongean.com/

Jo –
Blog – http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/

Moda –
Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/

22
Mar
17

Moda Block Heads…no. 3

 

 

It’s week 3 already!!!…and Jo Morton has designed this block for you…Click on over and see what Jo has to say about her block….Jo’s Blog   The blocks are posted each week on the blog of the designer who designed them…so you will not find the directions here…you need to go to Jo’s blog for the block directions.

my designer scrappy version…

Here is my patriotic version using Liberty Gatherings…

 

It’s so fun to see all your blocks…I have a pic of all three blocks to show you in the red,white & blue version…

 

I would show you the other three blocks of my scrappy version using everyones fabrics but…I want to save them to show you for my week no. 5…

.until next week visit the other designers sites for their blocks!!!

Betsy        Jan       Lynne         Carrie 

All for now….Lisa

15
Mar
17

Blockhead link for block 2…

Hey All…Sorry about my post…I’m a little “off” after no real sleep Monday and teaching all day on Tuesday… and then quickly trying to post blockhead blocks today because when I got home last night I totally crashed……where I was teaching there is no wifi…so only have a few minutes to post this morning because I really didn’t want to get out of bed and it was still dark out at 7am!!!!

So here’s the link to where the pattern is…remember if it isn’t our block we don’t post the link, but we can direct you to whose block it is…here is Betsy’s link to her blog where the pattern/directions are posted….BLOCK 2

Betsy is also making mini blocks with her leftovers from the blocks…how awesome!!! I might have to find mine and make them too!…

 

 

15
Mar
17

Blockheads block 2

Oh boy…I almost forgot with teaching- trying to sleep in the airpot overnight, but I just remember to post these…so short post as my ride is here to do another day of teaching and workshop in Midland TX…

Here are my two ways…the collaboration fabric block

And…my patriotic version…so have a good day all…talk more later!!! LB

07
Mar
17

Coming up!!!

Hey Everyone…Tomorrow is Blockhead Week 1 Post…make sure you are signed up to get all the designers emails!!! Lynne from Kansas Troubles is up first!!! Here is her blog…Kansas Troubles Quilts

I’m super excited about this!!! So much fun!!! Free block patterns!!!

I have been asked to post my teaching/vending schedule…for teaching home in WI and everywhere else in the country…I also just found out I will be teaching in Hershey PA at Quilt Odyssey his year…The schedule will be up on the header of my blog if you ever need to reference it at any other time…

Click here for my schedule….Lisa’s Teaching Schedule 2017

Also…We have 3 rooms and some very reasonable bunk beds open yet for the NC retreat…we really would love to fill this and have a house full of excited quilters!!!  Sometimes running away at the last minute is what a girl needs!!! 

08
Feb
17

Announcing a NEW block of the week starting March 8th!

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I know!!! Another block of the week?!!! How could I pass up not being involved in this one…along with 4 ALL STAR Traditional Moda designers- Betsy Chutchian, Jan Patek, Jo Morton, Lynne Hagmeier and the equally famous Miss Rosie, Carrie Nelson!!! All six designers will send out a block of the week in a 6 week rotation…We all can do one more block each week right?  All this fun starts March 8 for 48 weeks….with Lynne from Kansas Troubles starting off…now I have listed all their blogs as well as other social media that you can follow on..make sure you sign up to follow them to get your block each week. You have a month to get ready for it!!

To help with collecting fabrics, each designer is offering 24 fat sixteenths (9″x11″) starter packs to get you going…I am going to make two quilts…one scrappy with fabrics from all designers along with my darker fabrics and one from Primitive Gatherings Red, White and Blue fabrics…I know…it’s a big decision…but that is what makes this so fun…seeing all the different possibilities!!!

 

img_9842imagesHere is my stack of starched F16ths that I will be using for the scrappy version from all designers… …I did not have a fabric tag pic of Carrie…but found this sweet one  which is much better as it has a Rosie in it…

Our PG starter pack will be $18 plus shipping.  It will include…12 lights and 12 dark prints…Click HERE to order our STARTER PACK   These will play lovely with all the other designer fabrics…img_9852 img_9851 img_9854 img_9853

Betsy Chutchian –
Blog – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/betsy.chutchian
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/betsy_chutchian/

Jan Patek –
Blog – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jan.patek.79?fref=nf
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jan_patek_quilts/

Jo Morton –
Blog – http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jomortonquilts/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/joquilts/

Lisa Bongean  –
Blog – https://lisabongean.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/primitivegatherings.quiltshop/ or https://www.facebook.com/lisa.bongean
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lisabongean/  or https://www.instagram.com/primitive_gatherings_quiltshop/  or  https://www.instagram.com/primitive_gatherings_ca/An

Lynne Hagmeier –
Blog – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KansasTroublesQuilters/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lynnektq/

Moda’s Collections for a Cause by Carrie Nelson –
Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/modafabrics/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/modafabrics/

Can’t wait for all the fun to begin!!!  We will be using the #modablockheads  for this BOW!

Lisa




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