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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Moda Blockheads 2 - Block #3

by Carrie Nelson

To download the pattern go to
For some reason when we copy the link the www. doesn't copy but when
I type the whole thing out, it works.
Huzzah! huzzah.

I would send you to all the other Blockhead blogs but I doubt if those 
links work also so lets just try
going to  which is the link
to the archive.  You should be able to get to everyones blog from there. 
I'm always interested to see what all the other designers have done.

Besides spending most of my day trying to get my blog to work, I
have had time to work on Block 5 of my Mystery Quilt.

Since the Mystery Quilt starts in February, this is Block #5 and you can join
the fun by going to
The Mystery Quilt is under "More", 
dropdown Clubs, Mystery Quilt Club.

See you next week ladies.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Moda Blockheads 2- Block #2

Buckeye Beauty 
designed by 
Barb & Mary 
Me and My Sister Designs

It's made from my fabric line Lilac Ridge.
You can download the pattern by clicking here
and go to  Barb & Mary's blog to see what they did 
with the block by clicking here.

After a rather rough start we're pretty sure that all the links work now.
We found out the hard way what we should have known to begin with---
you have to type www. before the address.  :)

Just to make sure that I didn't get bored this summer
I got the scans for my next line Sweet Violet the same
day that Blockheads 2 started.
I've been rather busy so if I haven't answered 
something on Messenger it may be awhile.

Also Tammie reminded me to tell you that I hit my limit of Friends that Facebook will
let me have quite awhile ago.  I tried switching to a business account so I 
could have more Friends but it messed everything up so I went back to a 
regular account.  

Besides designing new quilts for my Sweet Violet fabric line for Fall Market,
this is what I'm working on right now - the front and
back panels of the summer Tablestand Quilt - 
Down by the Sea.

To join the Club and get 15% off of all Tablestand Kits, Stands and Headers 
go to to the Clubs page by clicking here 
or email Tammie at

I'm not sure who else is going to be posting a block each week
but I'll try and find out so I can send you to see what they've done.
For now, I'd better get back to work.
Happy quilting.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Moda Blockheads 2, Block #1-

Stellar Star by Lynne of Kansas Troubles

To see what Lynne did with her block click here and 
to download the pattern click here.

Moda has also gotten together some 
Basic Instructions for us
and you can see and read them by clicking here.

I'm going to make the Blockheads 2 quilt out of Lilac Ridge which is in stores now
and my next line called "Sweet Violet" which will ship in February
so if you want to do a "Quilt Along" grab some fabric 
and quilt along with me.  The fabrics used in this block are 
2216-15, 2212-16, 2211-11, 2214-13 and 2218-22.
Or use Lilac Ridge as the basic and throw in some others.  
We had some really awesome quilts come out of Blockheads 1.

And speaking of awesome quilts and quilters
Laurie Simpson is the awesome quilter I asked to join us this year. 

This is Birds Hill Lane made out of her 
Midwinter Reds fabric line
and she has the patterns in her Etsy store.
You can go to her blog to find out by clicking here.

And lets go see what the "old" blockheads have done 
with Lynne's block and who they've invited to join us

                                                                                Betsy Chutchian

                                                               Jo Morton

                                             Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings

                                                             Carrie Nelson

And last but certainly not least,
here are 4 of the 8 little 6" quilts I
made from some of last years blocks.

 We put them together into a bundle and put them on sale 
to celebrate the beginning of Blockheads 2.  
The price is 25% off and includes all fabrics for
the tops, binding and the hangers.
The get to my store, click here.

Well folks, we're off to a running start:)
Keep quilting

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

It took awhile to get here

But It's still May:)

And this is Audra's Iris Garden.
The iris came from my Grandmother Laird's garden.
When we moved into our house in Kansas City Grandma Laird
(Audra) brought some to our house and planted them.
Years later when we moved my mother up to Cameron, we brought some of the Iris
and planted them at my house and at my sister Nancy's house.

Last week our oldest son Brian moved into the house he and his wife 
Shannon had built at the north edge of Kansas City.

Here's the quilt block I'm working on from my pattern "3 Houses" out of 
Betsy Chutchian's line "Harriet's Handwork".
This is their daughter Brooke (you can tell it's Brooke by the yellow hat).

And this is the fence that our son Max planted this spring at the edge of his 
property in Kansas City after his privacy fence blew down.
(At the moment it's quite a bit smaller but Thuja trees grow quickly)
In August, we will transplant some of Grandma Laird's Iris at both Brian and Max's houses.
She was a wonderful woman and her heritage will live on through her beautiful iris.

And this is Audra's Iris Garden - 
my tribute to her made out of my fabric line of the same name.
The BOM pattern is on sale for 50% off this week.
You can buy it by clicking here.

Be sure and come back each week.  
It's almost time for Moda Blockheads 2.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

It's Still May but now it's Thursday.

This is "Spring at Last" made out of Lilac Ridge.   
Appropriate title don't you think?
I thought spring would never come this year.
Anyway, you can get the pattern or a kit 
by clicking here.

And believe it or not the 4th of July is on it's way
so I thought I would make Liberty Garden
the book special this month.

This is Liberty Eagle (pattern inside).

There are patterns for 4 smaller wallhangings 
as well as the larger wallhanging on the front cover,
(Liberty Houses is hanging in my hall at the moment-
Birds and Americana are always in season in our house)

And the larger Liberty Garden Quilt will probably
go up in the foyer as soon as the
Birds & Bunnies come down.

And Blockheads be watching - #2 is in the works.

Keep quilting ladies.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

It's May and It's Wednesday.........

And right now I'm proofing sell sheets 
which is 
but necessary.

Please come back tomorrow and I'll tell you all about 
our latest Mini Quilt Club offering
"Spring at Last" - 
(It will even be in the store by then),
Our book that's on sale this month
and maybe a few other things.

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Are we sure it's April??????

It certainly doesn't feel like it's April here.

But I refuse to give in to the gloominess.
And in an attempt to coerce the weather, I'm putting 
up only cheerful, warm weather quilts

which immediately brought "Sunny Days" to mind.
I decided to make it my special this week and found
that when we transferred everything from the Goodsie store 
to the WIX store it had somehow gotten left out.
That has been fixed.  You can get it in either physical form
or a digital file by clicking here.

Clicking on the word here will also get you to the store where you
can get our sale book for the month
Say It With Flowers.

It's a great spring and summer book and has the patterns for these two large
quilts as well as a ladybug mini and 2 "Miss Tessie Twitchett"

 Miss Tessie is one of my favorite bunnies.

Last week after my picture of the Brooder House in the snow a lady asked
me how we keep the chicks warm in this kind of weather.  
I couldn't make the blog reply to her for some reason so
I decided to show you.
This is a warming light and they are absolutely necessary even if
the weather is 80 degrees outside. 
And doubly necessary in this kind of weather.
I check on them often to make sure the lights are on and we,
of course, have backups.

Follow the chick's example and 
Stay warm ladies
And, of course, keep a quilt handy.