Moda Blockhead 3- Block 6

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Happy Block Heads Wednesday!

I am so glad you stopped by today to visit and print your Block 6 block pattern…now if you just want to print the pattern I have added a button for you to download the pattern…but if you want to stick around and see how I make 1/2″ finished HSTs so easily I will explain…and…I will be hosting an awesome give-a-way for those who hang around til the end!

For my Moda Block Heads 3 I am using Urban Farmhouse Gatherings and Indigo Gatherings

Lisa Bongean/ Primitive Gatherings

Click HERE to print your block pattern!


I am stitching 4″ blocks and I also want to share my layout…you will notice that some of my blocks have light background and some have grey and blue…that is because my layout will have bands of colors…so where it is white, the backgrounds will be white…where they are grey, the backgrounds will be grey…and blue, blue backgrounds…this quilt will only be 40ish by 55ish…I may put a another border on after but I will have to get to that point first!  I love seeing all your blocks on the FB group!

Now back to those little HSTs-(Half Square Triangles)…I use a product called Triangle papers…now this is not paper piecing because the paper comes off right after the HSTs are pressed…not after the whole block is stitched… Now because we are making 24 for this block this method makes it super fast and accurate…and it doesn’t matter what size blocks you are making…

Here is a little about the Triangle Papers…they come in sheets…or in sizes ready made for 5″ charm squares.

Here is what size Triangle Papers you need for each of the block sizes for Block Heads..

4″ block- 1/2″ finished

6″block- 3/4″ finished

8″block- 1″ finished

12″block- 1 1/2″ finished

We do offer the Triangle paper in variety packs as well that is like 15 sheets of 4 different sizes…

If you need to browse our Triangle papers click HERE

Now here is a quick couple of videos on using the Triangle papers…they are not the best but you will get the idea…

I moved the videos to a different post… with so much traffic today  I think it will be better…if you cannot watch them…wait until the site is not so busy…and I have added them to Moda Block Heads Facebook

All my blocks so far…


Now I have a great give-a-way….Please leave a comment at the end of  this page for a chance to win this Moda bag…signed by all the designers…. and…. Josh Dunn and I even got Jen Kingwell’s hubby Richard to sign it too!!!  The baag is filled with Mini Charms…a couple of stickers and a sewing machine pin!IMG_9458lb-give-away1 (watermarked)lb-give-away2 (watermarked)

Here is the line-up…make a note of where you are heading to next week!

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Here is the schedule for the first round of blocks mark your calendars!    

1.15 – Corey Yoder –

1.22 – Sherri McConnell –

1.29 – Betsy Chutchian –

2.5 – Jan Patek –

2.12 – Brigitte Heitland –

2.19 – Lisa Bongean –
2.26 – Lissa Alexander –
3.4 – Laurie Simpson –
3.11 – Vanessa Goertzen –
3.18 – Stacy Iest Hsu –
3.25 – Robin Pickens –
4.1 – Janet Clare –
4.8 – Jen Kingwell –
4.15 – Joanna Figueroa –
All for now…I will also post the videos on the facebook group as well…Lisa



Moda Block Heads 3-Block 5

Happy Block Heads Day!  Today’s pattern is found here: Heads Square Logo - Gray

I can’t tell you how much fun this was to make…I had a blast…you have to rewire your brain but when it turns out it is exciting!!!…I suggest coloring the background with something so you know the different when paper piecing it…

I have been in California for a couple of days now…and when ever I go to the shop always has lots going on…. and they have lots of fun!!!

There is a group that meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays…it is an appliqué/ hand work/ rug hooking group…they were lovely ladies and had some great projects…..if you are looking for a group to stitch with…these ladies were very nice….




I took a little action video…

Yesterday I had my Stitcher’s Gatherings….

Look at this!!!!Traci…is putting the binding on My crazy life!  

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Sandy was new to class…and was learning new stitches faster than fast!!!! I wish I took an after photo!IMG_9320

Kimberly..was working on a new pincushion…

Sandy showed her Wooden Spool quilt…IMG_9325IMG_9326

Caren is gaining headway on Twilight Garden…


She also shared a Kathi Campbell/Heart to Hand pattern…IMG_9330

Caren was working on herAlphabet sampler…IMG_9331

I hope you all enjoyed this little trunk show of what is going on at Primitive Gatherings California….

all for now…Lisa