Did someone say cake!? Block 3 of MBH4 is deliciously called, “Kouign Amann,“ (pronounced, “queen a-mahn) after a sweet multi-layered Breton cake, originally made with bread dough in the early 1860’s. These delectable desserts contain several levels of butter and sugar, similar to a puff pastry with a few less layers. Once finished, “Kouign Amann” appears similar to a muffin-shaped, caramelized croissant. Um… Seriously? I’ll take TWO please!
MBH4 – Block 3 “Kouign Amann,“ was designed by Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson out of Michigan. Though not as enticing to the taste buds as an actual “Kouign Amann,“ this block is still just as much fun to make! Laurie and her sister Polly Minick have both loved textiles since childhood. They began collaborating over 20 years ago, making Americana rugs and quilts intended for home décor. The success of their unique, folk art style lead them to writing books, teaching, and designing fabric for Moda… which, of course eventually brought us here – MBH4 – Block 3! To download the pattern and instructions for this delightful block, simply visit Laurie’s blog by hitting the link below!
I’m really excited about this Quilt-Along so I’ve been right on track with keeping up with the schedule and completing the blocks as they release. Obviously, I can’t wait to see the finished product! For this block I used a combination of floral and geometric prints on white, gray, and black fabrics. I love the “spikes” I see when I look at this design. When I stare directly at it, reminds me a little bit of the face on a sunflower. What do you think?
I will be posting a link on my blog every week for each new MBH4 block that’s released. Bonus blocks can be found on Moda’s Inspiration+Resources Center every four weeks on Fridays. In fact, BlockHEADS UP! The first bonus block will be posted this coming Friday, April 8th! Remember, if you’re having trouble keeping all the details straight you can also sign-up to receive Moda’s weekly Blockheads blog posts via e-mail, or by following the link below.
I hope you’re finding time to escape the craziness of everyday life to get some stitching in! I am finally getting back into the normal groove of things after my vacation with Jace. We had a ton of fun and I’d do it again in a heartbeat… but as I mentioned, chasing a couple of young boys around Disney for a week is no joke. I don’t care what anybody says – needing a, “vacation from vacation” is really a thing!
Since I’ve been back, the girls and I continue to plan non-stop for things to come here at Primitive Gatherings. We’re hard at work on new pattern designs, incoming fabric lines, upcoming retreats, workshops, and clubs, and a bunch of other fun stuff! Oh! And I hope you got a chance to catch, “Shop Talk with Shelley“ this morning on my YouTube Channel. Shelley and Jess covered a lot of important information including our latest shop announcements, spring shop hours, details on my “O Say Can You Sew” Mystery Quilt-Along, hot products, and more! If you missed it you can always watch the replay by hitting the link below!
Speaking of my YouTube Channel, don’t forget to meet up with me online for, “Stitch with Lisa Bongean“ tomorrow (Thursday) at 1PM CST. This week we’ll be discussing the details on my upcoming, 2022 “Summer Blocks of the Week” so you don’t want to miss that. I want to thank all of you who continue to comment, like, and share our blog posts and LIVE broadcasts – keep it up! Let me know what your big quilting plans are for summer 2022. Do you have any big projects on your agenda? Maybe you have a retreat planned… Tell me all about it by leaving me a comment below! I will see you all Thursday LIVE on, “Stitch with Lisa Bongean!” If you don’t already have a YouTube reminder set, you can always tune in by hitting the link below! Ciao for now! ~Lisa