One block Challenge? Anyone…

I am a little behind on A LOT of things… is another fun thing I want to promote!!!

Annette from  is doing another one block challenge for fun! There will be prizes and I will sponsor a nice one as well but I do not want to “steal the thunder” here…go to Annett’s blog (click that red link above and it will take you there) all about this challenge, read about her and who is…and what she does…and get the block pattern and start stitching!!!

I did copy here rules here…

Rules for Lisa’s One Block Challenge

  • Use only one pieced block pattern in your quilt. Lisa chose the Diamond Plaid block pattern for her block. You must use only Diamond Plaid blocks as your pieced block. You can use as many Diamond Plaid blocks as you want, and you can use any size block you want. You can even use different sizes of the block in the quilt.
  • Use only Primitive Gatherings fabrics by Moda in the quilt. You can use any of the Primitive Gatherings lines of fabric. You can use 1 line or all the lines in your quilt. You can also use Moda Bella Solids if you want.
  • Your quilt can be any size, large or small.
  • Your quilt will look better if it is quilted and bound, but it is not required to enterthe challenge.
  • Use any setting for your blocks. Alternate blocks, sashing, no sashing, etc. Youget to choose but you will need to use Primitive Gatherings fabrics or Bella Solids. Do not use a pieced block in your sashing (half square triangle, Broken Dishes, etc.), that would add another block to the challenge and this is a ONE block challenge
  • You have 3 months to complete the quilt. It must be finished and posted to Instagram by November 30th. You will need to have an instagram account and you will post your finished quilt with the #lisaobc. Lisa will search that hashtag and be able to see all the quilts taking part in the challenge.
  • Lisa will choose 3 winners in December 2018 from those posted to
    Instagram. Moda has graciously offered to donate the 3 prize packages which may include precuts of Primitive Gatherings fabrics, books and patterns and other goodies from Moda. Lisa has also offered gift certificates to the winners. Once Lisa has chosen the winners, I will announce the names of the lucky winners and get the prizes sent out.

I can’t wait to see your quilts!!  LB

Quilt show in Virginia Beach!!!

We are vending at the AQS Virginia Beach convention center!! While I’m hoping you all aren’t dealing with the hurricane aftermath and can find a little time to come to the show… we would love to see you.

We are there through Saturday and a have a booth filled with lots of new projects!!!Jake and Amy are there waiting to see you and ready to help you find new inspiration…

I know some of you are dealing with much bigger issues than going to the quilt show but quilting is our happy thing and this show just might be an escape for a time…

Take care everyone!

Wooly Block Adventure 2019!

Unknown.png Welcome to the Wooly Block Adventure 2018!!!

This year’s theme is “Garden”….and…Here is our Block!

Our block pattern will be free here today October 3rd ONLY Update…I am removing the link below as of 10/5…I did not know at the time that my block was supposed to be up for 2 days instead of one…so I left it up for 2 1/2 days….thanks for buying our kits!!! This block was a huge success and we will be doing a whole series of them to come…

You can still get this kit & Pattern click the yellow link below to visit our site…Click this link Lily & Chickadee to print your pattern….If you want our kit with our beautiful wools shown here Click HERE to order you can choose kit only or kit and pattern so you can keep it with your block and we also have threads available as well…

I hope you enjoy this block and if you wish to follow the
Wooly Block Adventure they have a Facebook group as well.

I also want to let you know I was hired to design a block for Danner’s Bernina in PA and we also made their kits for them….Nadine had an idea and I think I got it….here is their block…There free pattern will be posted on the 27\28th of October…

Moda Block Heads Blocks 19-22


IMG_2852Is is still Wednesday!!! I hope so because I do not like being behind…but sometimes it happens that way…I saw this quote yesterday and I think it was meant for me…

You can do ANYTHING…you just can’t do EVERYTHING!

Slapped me right in the face and yes, I exhaled and thought…this is for ME, this is my sign…I try to do too many things…so I just came to the realization that stuff will happen when I can make it happen…

IMG_5234So here are the blocks I did this morning plus the two I missed posting last week…In order…

Betsy Chuchian Block 19 go HERE for pattern.

Stacy Iest Hsu  Block 20 go HERE for pattern.

Jan Patek Block 21 go HERE for pattern. (I was lazy and pieced my star)

Laurie Simpson Block 22 go HERE for pattern.

Boy that was a lot of linking…but you may notice I did not do Jan’s appliqued star, but I did do a Brannock & Patek pieced star…here are some pics on how I did it…


I first cut out a 3 1/2″ freezer paper square…drew a star…IMG_5230Cut it apart and ironed them to the fabric.IMG_5231

Cut them out by adding a seam allowance.IMG_5233Stitched…G/A/H together.   Stitched B/C/D together.  Stitched those two units together…Stitched I and E together and added them to the unit…Stitched K/F/J together and then added them.  I also then cut 2″ borders and trimed the block to 6 1/2″…I did not notice my wonky top point…oh well.. its staying that way…IMG_5234Also I did not forget that I STILL did not stitch block 10…

Hope you enjoyed seeing my blocks…and make sure you visit the whole gang!

Moon Garden…Block 6

IMG_5237Hey Everyone…Jess is threatening me that I have to get MG6 up on the site…so It must be bad…I am behind…I usually am fine and can tread the water but I currently am being pulled under…please understand that I don’t like this when it happen…it just happens and I am not going to give you a bunch a reasons why…and I know I still need to do a video on the feather stitch and will do it…but here is block 6.  IMG_5237IMG_5238IMG_5239This link has been removed please visit our site to purchase this pattern if you missed it when it was free… Click here

I’ll be back later today with my Moda Block Head blocks…later…LB



It is Block Head Wednesday today…I know…today is almost over…but all I can do is blame it on Florance….I was supposed to be teaching on the Outer Banks of NC this week…needless to say we were told we could not go over the bridge because they were going to have mandatory evacuations tuesday morning…so I never seen the beautiful 24 bedroom beach house we had rented for this beautiful event…I am sad and still  processing it all, but I know this is nothing compared to what will happen when that hurricane come through…so I could not stitch my blocks yesterday as planned…I was lucky to get a flight home today and just took the time to stitch the THREE blocks…

Here they are….mbh2-16-17-18.jpgCarrie’s block can be found HERE.

Brigitte’s Block can be found HERE.

Vanessa’s Block can be found HERE.

Click HERE to see our beautiful house where our retreat was lost to the storm…

Make sure to visit all the designers for their versions for these blocks.