2020 Summer Blocks of the Week/LIsa Bognean

2020 Summer Blocks of the Week!

 

 

General Information on how the 2020 Summer blocks of the Week work:2020 Summer Blocks of the Week/LIsa Bognean Top US Quilt Blogger

HERE IS ALL INFO YOU NEED, THAT JESSICA HAS PUT TOGETHER FOR OUR 2020 SUMMER BLOCKS OF THE WEEK…ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS SHOULD BE COVERED HERE…PLEASE READ IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH...I KNOW READING STINKS BUT IT HELPS US SAVE TIME WITH QUESTIONS THAT WE HAVE ALREADY ANSWERED.  Also keep in mind, these are photos and the actual projects look, much, much better in real life…Lisa.

 

         A lot of you have done one of our Summer Blocks of the Week with us in the past, we ask all of you to read over the information carefully in case it has changed from the last time that you did this program with us.  Like most of our Summer Blocks of the Week this will be a weekly commitment from all of you, we will start shipping the Summer Block of the Week, the week of June 8.  This year our EPP and our Pieced SBOW will be a 14 Week commitment and our Wool one will be a 15 Week commitment.  When you sign up for your Sunmer Block of the Week, you will need to ask yourself if you would like to pay monthly or pay in full.

         If you are paying monthly, we will be charging you as soon as you sign up for your first set of blocks, after that your card will be charged on the 5th of each of the following months for the duration of the program.  This allows us to start shipping your blocks on the first of every month- instead of having to wait until a certain day when our billing cycle completes.  It may look like it is going to charge for more, but it is not.

         If you would like to pay in full, you will be charged at the time of purchase as well, and this will be for all of the blocks and shipping. If you are paying in full, you will receive a FREE week as our “Thank You” for only having to run your credit card one time! We have a Pricing section for each project for you to see what each week’s price is so that you can fully understand our pricing of the Summer Blocks of the Week.  Weekly paying is ONLY for those that are picking up their blocks in our Shops.

All pricing is without tax.  If you live in Wisconsin, there will be tax added on to your SBOW and items purchased to go along with the SBOW.

The sooner you order the easier it is for us to know what to cut/package for…If a bunch of  you sign up close to the first ship date we may not have your block ready and will ship with the next one.  I am sure you can understand why this may cause an issue…

Pieced SBOW-LakeHouse or Homestead scrappy

Our Pieced SBOW is a little different than what we have done in the past.  This year you have 2 different color options to choose from.  We have our Lake House Scrappy and our Homestead Scrappy.  Our Lake House Scrappy will be a “controlled” scrappy quilt, meaning it will only be using the colors that you see in the pictures.  Our Homestead Scrappy is not going to shy a way from color; we are going to use every color under the rainbow using reproduction fabrics.  It will use more of the whites and creams for the Lights in the blocks, versus using more of the tans.  Both of these quilts will finish up at around 72”x81

Pricing: Shipping included

Per Week: $21 ($18.00 (Pick up only)+ $3.00 Shipping) Paying Monthly: $98.00 (For 3 months)

Pay In Full: $273.00 (one week FREE)

5.5 yards Backing Fabric: $56.20  

Thread option: $10.20

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Lakehouse Scrappy Pieced verson, stitched by Lisa Bongean.

                               Lake House Scrappy

What do you receive each week?

Each week you will receive 12-lights and 12-dark fabrics in your kit, and will make 5-6 blocks.  Which means you will be doing a total of 72-9” Finished blocks! Each week will feature a different “setting” square in the middle of the block.  Meaning one week it could be a star that you do in the middle of the block, and the following week you might do a churn dash in the middle of the block. There will be NO Finishing Kit needed for this quilt; you will have everything you need to finish this quilt minus the Backing Fabric, as that is optional.

                         Homestead Scrappy

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Homestead Scrappy Pieced version pieced by Amy Hoefler.

Some things to consider:

We did not do a Supply Kit for you this year because if you have done our Pieced SBOW in the past a lot of the products we recommended are products we recommend now.  So take a peek at our Related Products at the bottom of the Pieced SBOW page and see if there is anything there that you don’t have and would like to use.

We encourage you to use the Itty Bitty Eighths Ruler in either the 3”x7” or the 6”x6”, they are perfect for cutting your pieces.  The Charming 5”x15” Eighths Ruler is also a great one to use when you are sub cutting your larger piece of fabric.  We also have the NEW Magic Pins available, they are amazing to use with heat resistant comfortable grip handles.

Backing Fabric:

You are going to need 5.5 yards of backing fabric to complete your quilt. If you would like to purchase it from us we are extending a 30% discount on your backing fabric, which means that instead of paying $66.00 plus shipping, you will only be charged $56.20 and that includes shipping! Just let us know in the comment section what color you would like, and we will pick out an amazing one for you! Most of you know how much I (Jessica) love picking out backing fabric for you.

Click HERE to order Homestead Scrappy

Click HERE to order Lakehouse Scrappy

 

Interconnected- our English paper pieced

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Interconnected, English Paper Piecing, stitched by Joanne Blank

Interconnected is our hand pieced English Paper Pieced project for this Summers Block of the Week.  Joanne used the same color palette that Lisa used in her Lake House Scrappy Pieced Quilt.  Your quilt will finish approximately 72”x87”.  This is a perfect size for you to make 2 smaller quilts out of this project if you would like to.  This quilt is based off of one of Lisa’s antique quilts.  We actually had to have templates specially made up for us for this quilt.  The pieces are much larger than they have been in the past and we felt that this quilt was also different than anything we have ever done. 

Pricing: includes shipping

Paying Weekly: $18.00  

         ($15.00 (Pick up only)+ $3.00 shipping)

Pay Monthly: $84.00 (for 3 months)

Pay In Full: $234.00 (1 week FREE)

5.5 yards Backing Fabric:  $56.20

Papers: $60.00

What do you receive each week:

Each week you will receive the fabrics to create a portion of the quilt.  The fabric quantities may vary from week to week, because this is a scrappy quilt we might be using some of our many scraps that we have here at the warehouse to put into the kits.  You will not need a Finishing Kit for the quilt; you will receive all the fabrics needed to create the top of the quilt and binding.  If you would like to order the backing fabric, there will be an option to do that as well. Because of the template/papers being a specially produced for us, I am sorry but we will not be able to tell you the size of the pieces.  Thank you for understanding. 

Some things to consider:

Supply Kits:

As I said in the Pieced SBOW I do not have a supply kit for you.  We have some suggestions that will help you in your EPP journey for this quilt.

         *Small Wonder Clips (10 pack) $6.95

         *Sewline Glue Refills probably 5-6 packs $3.95/pk

         *Sewline Glue Pen $7.95

         *Jeana Kimball’s Foxglove Cottage Milliners Needles $3.60

         *Aurifil Gray 5004 for all piecing $14.00

So take a peek at our Related Products at the bottom of the Interconnected SBOW page and see if there is anything there that you don’t have and would like to use.

Backing Fabric:

You are going to need 5.5 yards of backing fabric to complete your quilt. If you would like to purchase it from us we are extending a 30% discount on your backing fabric, which means that instead of paying $66.00 plus shipping, you will only be charged $56.20 and that includes shipping! Just let us know in the comment section what color you would like, and we will pick out an amazing one for you! Most of you know how much I (Jessica) love picking out backing fabric for you.

Click HERE to order INTERCONNECTED!

Wool-Summer block of the Week

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Live a Thankful LIfe, Wool Applique on Moda Flannel, Stitched by Lisa Bongean

This year Lisa is finally doing a companion quilt to her Summer Primitive Garden.  Live a Thankful Life is the Autumn version of A Primitive Garden. We have talked a lot about doing this quilt over the past couple years and we are finally going to make it happen!  The blocks will be done on Lisa’s Moda Flannels, some are from older lines, and a few are from Lisa’s New Farmhouse Flannels II line coming out in July.       

Pricing: including shipping

Paying Weekly: $35.00

         ($32.00(Pick up only)+ $3.00 shipping)

Pay Monthly: $131.25 (For 4 Months)

         Yes, if you divide $131.25 by 4 weeks it comes to be $32.75 per week.  But you have one payment that is for 4 weeks, but you are only getting 3 weeks of shipments because of it being 15 weeks long. Hope that makes sense.

Pay In Full: $490.00 (1 week FREE)

5.5 yards Backing Fabric:  $ 63.62

 Thread Kit:

         With case:  $152.00      

         With out case: $147.00

Some things to consider:

Once again there is no Supply Kit put together this year.  This is all a la carte for you to pick and choose what you need.

  • Needle Threader $2.00
  • Fray Check $4.50
  • Needles #22, Embellishment, #24  $6.00 each
  • SAS2 Lite packages
  • White Clover Pen $6.75
  • Featherweight Heat N Bond

Take a peak at our Related Products at the bottom of Live A Thankful Life page and see if there is anything you would like to use.

Thread Kit:

This is what we are calling a “starter” thread kit. This will actually be most of the threads that you will use, but because we are not completely finished with the quilt, we just don’t know if there will be a few that Lisa will add.. You can order your Threads Kits as a complete set, which we advise as you will receive a better price, but if you so choose to purchase them separately you can do so.  A list of threads used is posted below.  You do have the option to have this put into a thread case for $152.00 or to have it with out a case for $147.00

 

#8        
0126 or 135 P5 P9 P11 0154
         
#12        
5 67 195 813 1315
8122 H205 H210 0178 0775
P2 P3 PT2 0506 0217
0511 180 0122 0513 0503
H212 0518 822    

Backing Fabric:

You are going to need 5.5 yards of backing fabric to complete your quilt. If you would like to purchase it from us we are extending a 30% discount on your backing fabric, which means that instead of paying $71.50 plus shipping, you will only be charged $53.52 and that includes shipping! Just let us know in the comment section what color you would like, and we will pick out an amazing one for you! Most of you know how much I (Jessica) love picking out backing fabric for you.

Just a Little More Paper Work and you will be all set to order:  Please remember to read carefully as there is a lot of information packed into the next few paragraphs.

 Click HERE to ORDER- Live A Thankful LIfe

Will there be a Freebie this year included with your 2020 Summer Blocks of the Week?

2020 Summer Blocks of the Week/LIsa Bognean Top US Quilt Blogger
Peek at our 2020 FREEBIE BLOCKS, stitched by Lisa Bongean

We always have a Freebie! This year if you are participating in one of our SBOWs, you will automatically be getting one of our Freebies with your blocks each week. There will be the same amount of blocks in your Freebie no matter if you are doing a 14 or a 15-week program.  Another words, if you are in the 15-week program you might not get a Freebie in the last week.  We will post a thread kit as soon as we have all that info…So this is an awesome bonus!

If you are not participating in our SBOW this year but still would like to receive the Freebie, you will need to make a purchase of $30.00 or more, each week in store or online that the SBOW is running.  If you miss one they can be purchased for $5.00 a piece.

 

International and Canadian Orders

In order to keep your shipping costs down when doing the Summer Blocks of the Week, we have to do your shipping a little different.  We will ship your first block out the first week of the program.  After that we will hold your blocks for a 4-week time period, and ship on that fourth week.  This allows us to have just enough money in postage to cover our cost to ship it to you.   If you would like to receive yours weekly, please call the Shop and we would be happy to help you, but please know that it costs us about $10.00 to ship you a package each week. Which means an additional $30.00 would be needed from you each month to get your SBOW out to you weekly.

Facebook Group

 We will be having a Facebook Group again this year. This group is absolutely amazing to keep you motivated, to learn new tricks and to see exclusive teachings from Lisa.  This year we are planning a few Facebook Live posts for everyone to learn from, which will be a lot of fun!  PLEASE make sure that you first are friends with ME, Jessica Holz on Facebook; from there you will need to send me a message to let me know that you are in the SBOW and would like to be added into the group.  I will then add you into the Group and you are ready to start participating and asking questions if you have them.  You NEED to be friends with me as it is a CLOSED/PRIVATE group, I am only able to add you if you are my friend.

Also if you avoid facebook for whatever reason…know that you can have an account that you only use for your quilting…it is possible, don’t miss out on this fabulous tool for learning and communication.

Want to know when your package ships?

UPSP Informed Delivery By USPS is available for you.  You just need to sign up online with the USPS if you would like to be informed as to when your packages will be arriving, instead of having to call or email us.  This helps us to focus on the shipping your orders/SBOW/BOM as quickly and efficiently as possible. Once we put it into USPS you will be informed of its journey to you and when you can expect it in your mailbox. This will be for all letters and packages that you have coming to you; this is not a service through us.  This is just an option for you if you want to get notifications about your package, if you do not want this service you DO NOT “have” to have it.

Click HERE to ORDER your Summer Block of the Week

I hope you can decide….it isn’t easy all of our 2020 Summer Blocks of the Week are amazing…We are giving away a $100 shop gift certificate to someone who orders a Summer Block of the Week by midnight 5/17/2020! 

Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Moda Block Heads 3-18 Alternative/ Lisa Bognean Top US Quilt Blogger

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 18- Alternate

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT:                 Martha Washington

Moda Block Heads 3-18 Alternative/ Lisa Bognean Top US Quilt Blogger Martha Washington 4″ Block

For this alternate block I just picked on of my favorite traditional blocks.  I remember as a new quilter drooling over this block thinking…I wish I could make this block…I knew it was way over my skills at the time.  But guess what?  With stitch-alongs like Moda Block Heads 3 you can build your skills really really fast…

We are so lucky today…with how much exposure we have to all things quilting and stitching…I remember the thing I looked forward to most was my quilt guild meeting where once a month I could get all kinds of inspiration.  Now it is everywhere! I love it of course, but how many of you remember those long days in-between before you would hang out with quilting friends and the two places we had were the guild meeting and the quilt shop!  I am feeling a little down, I just received word another retreat is cancelled for me….I MISS MY RETREATS with my students/friends.

Those of you who consider yourselves beginners I want to share some key things that are going to make you a better piecer…hands down.  It is so cool to be a quilter now…we can teach you so much everyday…

must haves to be a great Block Maker

STARCH YOUR FABRICS

CUT ACCURATELY -make sure you are using great quality rulers, yes some are way better than others.  Make sure you have plenty of light when cutting.  Cutting is so important.

NICE SEWING MACHINE I could not believe the difference in my stitching on a quality machine.  Make sure you can stitch a consistant 1/4″ seam allowance that when you stitch 3 strips of 1 1/2″x 3 1/2″  starched fabric together that middle strip measures 1″ and the whole block measures 3 1/2″. Adjust until it does.  If you can do it with a 1/4″ foot, or you need to stitch up against tape, however that may look.  You do not need to spend thousand and thousands of dollars for a great machine…but make sure it’s great quality.

Nice STEAM iron.…if your fabrics are starched they are pre shrunk…and the steam will not shrink them any further while piecing a block. Flat blocks make flat straight quilts.

These are really the most important, yes, there are many others important things but not quite as important as these…and yes this is my opinion…but watch how easy it is to make a 4″ finished block…I starch, cut everything to the correct size…no trimming down here…I only cut off dog ears when it’s time…and my blocks come out pretty reasonably well!

Here I am this morning making this block…yes…cutting and piecing was probably 20 min at the most…I know the video is  fast but you get the idea…also, I know it is not how fast you can do something…but when you want to make lots of things…time matters for me.  In my groups I am getting things like…I am still working on last years projects…so TIME saving is important!

Sorry this isn’t prettier, but I did add a link so you can print this off easily.

all cut sizes for MBH#-18Alt./Lisa Bognean top US quilt blogger Cutting Sizes for all Block sizes.

Click HERE to print a PDF of this Alternate Block

I have a great new facebook group called STITCH with Lisa Bongean, join us if you are not already a member...Today I am going to do a Facebook LIVE on our Summer Blocks of the Week...this is our biggest best-est Stitch Along we do…We do three kinds…scrappy pieced, wool applique and english paper piecing! If any of these pics below pique your interest…stop by (link above) today at 4pm CST. to see the SBOW blocks…and the FREEBIE!  If you are not on Facebook, I will be doing a whole post here with all the details soon!

Happy Friday Everyone…our Friday Give-Away will be during our LIVE event at 4pm CST.

 
Here is the list of ALL the participating Moda designers for you to visit this week if you have not already done so, there may be other alternative blocks.
 

Click this Icon to visit Primitive Gatherings!

primitive gatherings logo featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

STITCH ALONG BLOCKS/ LISA BONGEAN TOP US BLOGGER

MBH 3 Stitch Along Quilt Blocks- Block 18 & Christmas Carol Mystery

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Happy Moda Block Heads 3 Wednesday!  Today’s block is another great quilt Block Moda Stitch along: Bird & Urn BY JAN PATEK!

Click HERE to get Jan’s pattern!

I will be sharing my ALTERNATE BLOCK on FRIDAY!

 

I also want to remind you to go and check out the newest block in the Christmas Carole Mystery Stitch Along! Click the link here….

SIMPLY PUT PLUS

Each block is a Christmas Song!

Click this link join our Facebook Group as well.

 

STITCH ALONG BLOCKS/ LISA BONGEAN TOP US BLOGGER
AWAY IN THE MANGER

So you have two fun and free patterns today…one pieced block and another wool appliqué block

Have a great day everyone…

 
Here is the list of ALL the participating Moda designers for you to visit this week if you have not already done so!
 

Click this Icon to visit Primitive Gatherings!

primitive gatherings logo featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 17 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along- Block 17!

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Happy Block Heads Wednesday!

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT: CROSSROADS

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 17 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.
Moda Block Heads 3- Block 17

Click HERE to get Betsy’s pattern!

This is nice simple block…nothing fussy and somedays this is exactly what is needed..

 

I also want to remind you to go to Wooden Spool Designs today to check out the newest block in the Christmas Carole Mystery Stitch Along!  Each block is a Christmas Song!

Click this link join our Facebook Group as well.

 

So you have two fun and free patterns today…one pieced block and another wool appliqué block

Have a great day everyone…

 
Here is the list of ALL the participating Moda designers for you to visit this week if you have not already done so!
 

Click this Icon to visit Primitive Gatherings!

primitive gatherings logo featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Redwork Quilt… another great quilt & giveaway from Redwork Gatherings.

 

The REDWORK Quilt that inspired it All…

My favorite quilts in my collection are the Red & White ones…I love red & white quilts so much that I knew I had to create fabrics inspired by these quilts. A treasured antique Redwork quilt inspired the main panel in this line and can be used for so many things…

If you love slow-stitching –and you know I do- the blocks can be stitched or they can be left as they are. The designs can also be used as the center squares of pieced blocks, or just add a feather stitch between the blocks and it will be like the inspiration quilt…the possibilities are endless.

Redwork Gatherings is a small but timeless quilt that uses the main redwork panel, small shoo fly blocks and a fun pieced outer border. The quilt is 57×74 and is the perfect combination of piecing and hand stitching (if you want to that is…)

Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork Quilt

Sorry for the not-so perfect photo…It has been so windy that I could not get a great full shot of this quilt outside…so I just shot it in my studio. 

The traditional baptist fan quilting is beautiful on this quilt and was a no-brainer because of how basic and a not so overpowering, kind of design.

The Redwork Quilt is made using simple shoo fly blocks and all 54 of the redwork designs from the redwork panel.

Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork Panel

Some closeups from the Antique Redwork quilt.

Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI love this cow face!!!

details of our REdwork Quilt

Shown here is the beautiful backing we picked from a previous Primitive Gatherings line…it works beautifully and if you would like this same backing we have some nice yardage of it yet…but it will not last long and I have showed in a couple of photos already…It is running the right way on the back, but since I have it turn up it looks like it is running the wrong way…since the quilt is directions and the backing is as well so pay attention or remind your quilter that you want them both to be the same direction.

Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

I thought we would originally stitch all these blocks with a stem-stitch and red thread…but they looked so good we decided we did not need to…Sometimes you just have to take the easy way out…\

When you work with deadlines like we do, it is a tough life.  Trying to balance having a life or working all the time when trying to put out the best things possible with the time you are given…

There is not a lot of time with Market lines…so I gracefully accepted that these panels where beautiful as is and there was no need to try and break our necks, fingers and hands trying to get these stitched by hand.Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean Redwork Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanWe have kits and patterns available for this quilt!  Or if you want to create your own, the panel sells for just $12 for all the 54 designs.  The quilts are still 10% off for a little bit…and the pre-cuts are 20% off.  The sale will end on Wednesday…so that gives you a couple more days to decide what you need.

Click HERE to buy a kit for the Redwork Quilt!

Click HERE to see more of Redwork Gatherings or to order the panel.

All Redwork Gatherings orders will receive a sticker pack!REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanI posted earlier about these four quilts if you missed it… make sure you go to their posts and comment to win kits and patterns.

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way From Home

Here is the post for Long Long Way from home give-aways

REDWORK GATHERINGS Quilt featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
I Think I’m in Love

Click here if you want to read about I think I’m in Love and enter the Give-Away!

 

Easy/Primitive Gatherings

Take it easy is the easiest quilt of them all here…for a chance to win a kit and or patterns click HERE .

55 & Life to go with Salesman fabrics

Click HERE to read the 55 & Life post…

Redwork Quilt

I loved reading your comments about what you have leaned during our pandemic…It’s funny how things like this change the world, and how grateful we can be now, knowing some of the simplest things we took for granted really mean so much…

If you wish to win this kit and one of the 6 patterns I will be giving away…

I know you are all probably tired of commenting, but I want you all to know that you are important part of this blog…If you do not comment, or read, or join in the fun at Primitive Gatherings, I would not get to talk about all the quilts, the stitches and life in general…so THANK YOU!!!  I am GRATEFUL that you are here!  Comment with one word what you are feeling GRATEFUL for.  I will pick winners for ALL REDWORK blog posts on Friday!!!!  I am able to give-away kits and patterns because you have already so generously supported Primitive Gathering in pre-order buying patterns, kits and fabrics…

SIDE NOTE: We are going LIVE today at 6PM CST on our Facebook Group…

Stitch with Lisa Bongean  join us!

Click the Icon below to visit Primitive Gatherings!

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 16 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 16!

Uneven 9 Patch Quilt Block a tutorial featured as part of the Block Heads quilting series by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Happy Block Heads Wednesday!..Wait…when you don’t follow the rules you have to wait til Friday to post! 

Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT: dream 

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 16 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.
Moda Block Heads 3 Block 16, designed by Sherri McConnell…pieced by Lisa Bongean

I had to do it..I had to make 4 of these little blocks to make my 4″ block…I have so many little pieces in the blocks that it only makes sense to keep the little pieces all the way…I think this block is a Lisa Bongean’s Dream block…Thank you Sherri for naming it for me!  It is ALL Half Square Triangles…I love the number 3 therefore the HST is my dream unit.

My goal here is to show you how painless it is to stitch these little blocks using Triangle Papers…also keep in mind all my fabrics have been heavily STARCHED.  I think there is a misconception that just because they are tiny that they are fussy…really they are no big deal..

I used a total of 5 blues and one cream.

I figured out I need 16 HSTs A/B of the same two fabrics.( I had two extra when using the Charm Triangle paper shown)

I need 4 HSTs of A/B of each of 4 different fabrics…I used the same cream throught

I need 2 HST of C/D of four colors each…
Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 16 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.I picked out all my triangle papers…

4″ Dream – quilt block was made with all  Indigo Gatherings Fabrics

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 16 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.Layered the Triangle Papers with my fabrics…light on top, right sides together.

Stitched on all the dashed lines…with a shorter stitch length…I have put together some quick videos….lol

Watch how I cut them apart…

Pressing and sorting…

 

Layout the triangles to form blocks…I do not remove dog-ears at this point.

Chain piecing HSTs…I do not pin them…just match them up…

Flip seams  by finger pressing (it is easy b/c they are starched) and stitch together to form 4 patch HST units

 

Press and then trim all the strings and dogears…then Layout and stitch with larger HST uni… I do not pin.  Layout each block again to make sure you have the orientation right..  Press seams in opposing directions and stitch together to make the blocks…Make 4.

 

 

Press last seam in each block open.  Match up blocks and pin the center and each seam in the blocks and the ends. Stitch last block seam open as well.

 

I got too excited and forgot to video the last couple of seams…but here is the finished block again…

Moda Block Heads 3 Quilt Along Project Block 16 featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean.
Moda Block Heads 3 Block 16, designed by Sherri McConnell…pieced by Lisa Bongean

I hope you liked my quick videos…as you can see my block turned out pretty good!

Click the link below to get this week’s pattern and remember I made 4  of the blocks 2″ to make the 4″ block…the small triangles are 1/2″ and the larger are 1″. 

Click HERE to get Sherri’s pattern!

 
OH! and I almost forgot…the winner of last week’s Moda Block Head Book 1 is…
 
Hildy
I love your block! I just need to make this week’s block for this round 3 … now if we would talk about round 1 & 2 … let’s just say it’s still a work in progress;-)

 
Hildy..I have sent your email to Martingale and they will send you a digital book!
Here is the list of ALL the participating Moda designers for you to visit this week if you have not already done so!
 

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