Moda Block Heads Block 6 & 7

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Thank you all for the much needed prayers for Nick and I during this difficult time…It’s funny but with his first surgery we were scared to death and asked for lots of prayers as we needed all the help we could get…then with the second surgery we decided not to bother anyone and just try and fly under the radar with it and let life go on…then we encounter all the complications…I again asked for your prays and it all gets better real fast…so if that is not a testimony that prayer works I don’t know what is…

Today’s block is Spin Cycle from Stacy lest Hsu-Click HERE to get the pattern.  th.jpegStacy is the Moda designer that makes those cute little cut and stitch dollies…I loved teh mermaid…so adorable…I hope you spend some time at her blog reading and discovering more about her and her business..th-1

Here is my Spin Cycle block…IMG_3630and if you are very observant you will notice mine is spinning in the opposite directions…which is “ok”…most of you would not have noticed…

then here is the family so far…it’s so hard to capture the real color of these blocks…the one above is too blue…these are too dark…the navy is reading black on my screen….but I also know that all of our color setting are not the same so…that is why it is nice to see fabric in PERSON if we can…IMG_3632Since I did not post Betsy’s block last week I am sneaking that in here as well…”Path through the woods” I think was the name of this block…IMG_3628It is funny but I think this pic really show’s it actual color the best so far….this block was a stunner!!! I love it…of course it might have to do with the fact that I am totally in love with those three sided shapes the most…If you need the pattern for this block HERE is the link to Besty’s block 6 post. She actually has a tutorial there for this block and I actually pieced it the exact same way….with cutting the bigger triangle larger and trimming them after they are stitched on.  Betsy is an original Block Headth-3

 

We love her fabrics and patterns and carry them in our Primitive Gatherings shops…Primitive GatheringsCA

So… now I am caught up for the moment…but I can tell you right now that I was able to leave and attend the ReStore and Quilt Stock events in Dallas where we will have shop owners and consumers retreats back to back this week and next…so next week’s block may be late for me…It’s Jan’s block and an applique one…I have not decided yet if I am going to do the applique one…I will make my decision while I am here…

Nick was doing very well and he has lots of care takers at home making sure he follows  his doc’s orders, and that nothing crazy happens, which it won’t becaue of all those prayers…I would love to be home taking care of him but I MUST work to be able to pay all those doctor and everyday bills….when I make a commitment I follow through…life goes on…and I would not have left Nick if it was not possible.  I also am going to admit here that I need a break back into normal life…my stress level needs rest…I needed to stitch these blocks and do what I love and that is to teach this awesome art of quilting…

Last night…after a flight to Dallas and some set up we were treated to a chocolate making class with Kate Weiser ….We made these fancy BonBons…they were works of ART!!!  Lots of work/love go into each and every piece…I will gladly PAY for them than make them, but they are worth every penny…and I learned a few things about chocolate, ganache and coconut butter and lots of other things…but this girl was humble, funny and just a joy to take a class from…if you wish to order them…I would wait to until Dallas is a little cooler… I received these for Christmas one year from Moda and they were amazing!   I think I may have one (ok maybe two) for breakfast!!!IMG_0258 2

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Make sure you visit all the other blogs to see their blocks!!!

Have a great week Block Heads!!!

Betsy Chutchian

http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com

https://www.instagram.com/betsy_chutchian/

 

Brigitte Heitland – Zen Chic

https://www.instagram.com/zenchicmoda/

https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog/

 

Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts

https://www.instagram.com/corianderquilts/

http://littlemissshabby.com/

 

Jan Patek

http://janpatek.blogspot.com/

https://www.instagram.com/jan_patek_quilts/

 

Jo Morton

http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/

https://www.instagram.com/joquilts/

 

Laurie Simpson

https://www.instagram.com/minickandsimpson/

http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/

 

Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings

http://www.lisabongean.com

https://www.instagram.com/lisabongean/

 

Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles

http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/

https://www.instagram.com/lynnektq/

 

Me & My Sister Designs

Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson

http://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/

https://www.instagram.com/meandmysisterdesigns/

 

Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

http://www.aquiltinglife.com

https://www.instagram.com/aquiltinglife/

 

Stacy Iest Hsu

https://www.instagram.com/stacyiesthsu/

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

 

https://www.instagram.com/lellaboutique/

Carrie Nelson

http://blog.modafabrics.com/

 

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Moda Block Heads 2…Block 5

Hey Everyone…this week’s block is from Vanessa fromLella Boutique.  Click that link to go to her account for the info on this week’s pattern.  Vanessa’ is one of the prettiest “redheads” I know….She could be Jamie’s Daughter “Brianna” in the Oulander books…just my opinion…lol.th.jpeg

This was a huge block…and mine came out perfect!!! It was awesome how it fit together…the toughest part of this block is where to place what fabric…I draw out my patterns to see if I like the placement, then I start cutting.

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It was a lot of fun to stitch… and then here are all my blocks all together…they make quite the family…sorry about that sun peaking though on my photo…I did not see it until I am writing this post…notice how the colors change in photos??? Some also think these blocks have black in them…it is actually navy.IMG_7202

Finally….my Block Head Block!!!

I know…I’m late to the party…but I got my crap together and here is my blockhead block!!!  The pattern is posted on Lynne’s blog and in the Moda Block Head Facebook group in the Files.  If you have not joined it yet…just ask and we will get in you into the group and you can see all the inspiring blocks…
I’m thinking I want fabrics that would look good in one of Joanna’s Fixer Upper houses, I am going to Waco this summer and I am getting excited!!!…So I am going to have this nice medium grey as the constant in every block…and then use creams, greys, light, medium and dark blues…Here are the fabrics I have picked…and yes, those on the left are wovens…36 Fat 8ths…if those wovens are starched there is no problem using them and there are so many wovens in my antique quilts that I must put them in!!! They are laying on the contant grey main fabric…and then I tossed in a charm pack for a little extra variety…the problem…I only have about 20-25 of those charm packs…We are going to offer this bundle of fabrics as a kit until the charms run out.  Then we will figure something else out if we have to…and to sweeten the deal…if you purchase our kit…we will send you an Auriful Thread FREE! That’s about a $14 dollar value!!!  The kit is $100…thats 36 Fat 8’s for $54, 5 yards of grey yardage $35 and then the charm pack for $10!  Pretty good deal I think!!! Plus the thread!!!  ORDER KIT HERE

So if you are stuggling on what to pull from your stash…or you not happy with what you have picked out OR you just didn’t start yet….this will make it much easier on you!!!

Here is my plan…

Also..I have used this new ruler…for the folded corners…It’s the mini, which I love to handle much better than the first one…If you didn’t buy the first one…I think this size is the only size you need…unless you are making quilts with huge pieces and I guess I do that sometimes…especially with my flannel…so now that I talked that through I feel better that I actually have both…Here is the ruler..and how I used it…If you NEED this ruler click HERE to purchase it…Then just stitch this for the units in the block….make sure you change the direction of the 2nd units…

MAKE SURE… you go and visit ALL the other MODA designer’s Blogs or Instagrams….They are all AWESOME!  The blocks will all be different and super cool…you can familiarize  yourself with the new gals before they post!!!  ALL for now…Lisa

Betsy Chutchian

http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com

https://www.instagram.com/betsy_chutchian/

Brigitte Heitland – Zen Chic

https://www.instagram.com/zenchicmoda/

https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog/

Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts

https://www.instagram.com/corianderquilts/

http://littlemissshabby.com/

Jan Patek 

http://janpatek.blogspot.com/

https://www.instagram.com/jan_patek_quilts/

Jo Morton

http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/

https://www.instagram.com/joquilts/

Laurie Simpson

https://www.instagram.com/minickandsimpson/

http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/

Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings

http://www.lisabongean.com

https://www.instagram.com/lisabongean/

Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles

http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/

https://www.instagram.com/lynnektq/

Me & My Sister Designs

Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson

http://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/

https://www.instagram.com/meandmysisterdesigns/

Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

http://www.aquiltinglife.com

https://www.instagram.com/aquiltinglife/

Stacy Iest Hsu

https://www.instagram.com/stacyiesthsu/

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

https://www.instagram.com/lellaboutique/

Carrie Nelson

http://blog.modafabrics.com/

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