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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday, Wednesday.......

Instead of Monday, Monday :)
Wednesday is much better I think.
Especially since Moda Blockheads 2 started up.
This is Spin Cycle
by Stacy Lest Hsu
(and I do hope I spelled that right)


You can download the pattern by clicking here
and go to her instagram page by clicking here.

I don't know about where you live but
in northwest Missouri it is ........H O T 
and D R Y.

I always say that after my first real tomato I am
ready for a hard freeze.


Well, I'm ready.
Probably most of our neighbors who farm for a living
aren't quite as ready as I am so I content myself
by thinking of FALL.
This is Fall Festival and one of my favorite BOMs,
especially now.
So as a "Christmas in July" present the pattern will be 30% off all week.

You can get it by clicking here.

So now lets go see what the other designers 
have done with Stacy's block.
Lynne of Kansas Troubles
Barb & Mary of Me and My Sister
Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic
Vanessa of Lella Boutique
Betsy Chutchian
Stacy lest Hsu
Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
Carrie Nelson of Moda's Cutting Table

Jo Morton of Jo's Quilts probably won't be posting
in Blockheads much except when it's her block
 but you might just want
to drop in and see what she's doing.

If so, click here.

Well, that makes 12.
I seem to be Lucky 13.

See you next week ladies.





Wednesday, July 11, 2018

It's Blockheads Wednesday again

And the block for this week is 
Path thru the Woods by
Betsy Chutchian 


To download the pattern for her block click here.
And to go to her blog and see what she did
with the block click here.


Have I mentioned before that piecing is not my first love?
This is why - you have to pay too much attention
or your block looks like this instead of the way Betsy designed it.
I almost left it this way because I like it too but decided to take it
apart and put it back together Betsy's way.


This is my Bird and Urn Wallhanging 
made out of my Coral Bells fabric line.
The kit is on sale this week for 30% off. 

Oh. and our book on special this month is
Porch Swing.  I thought I would show you the 
back cover because it has a quilt designed that I love
by a good friend of mine, Cherie Ralston.

You can get the book or the kit by clicking here.


So now lets go see what the other designers 
have done with Betsy's block.
Lynne of Kansas Troubles
Barb & Mary of Me and My Sister
Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic
Vanessa of Lella Boutique
Betsy Chutchian
Stacy lest Hsu
Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
Carrie Nelson of Moda's Cutting Table

Jo Morton of Jo's Quilts probably won't be posting
in Blockheads much except when it's her block
 but you might just want
to drop in and see what she's doing.

If so, click here.

Well, that makes 12.
I seem to be Lucky 13.

See you next week ladies.



Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July 4th, 2018 & Moda Blockheads II, Block #5

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
Hope you have a safe one.


The kids (kids- one is 47 and one is 43 but they'll always be my kids). 
Anyway their work schedules didn't agree so Brian and his wife and 4
came up on Saturday and Max and his 2 kids - his wife had to work - 
came up on Sunday.
There were lots and lots of big booming noises and a
heavy downpour Saturday night so Pep relaxed a little
about fire.

I think today I will just sit and stitch while Pep watches TV.

This is Block #5 - Impact
designed by Vanessa Goertzen.
You can download the pattern by clicking here.


And you can go see what Vanessa's been doing
with her block by clicking here.


And since it's the 4th of July it seemed like a good time to
put my BOM pattern "Flags of the American Revolution" on sale.
Pep and I just watched a series on John Adams and the Revolution 
and it was awesome.  
The pattern includes comments on each flag and why it is included.
The center eagle came from an antique quilt.
Pep says it looks like a turkey that was run over by a truck.
That would be appropriate as Benjamin Franklin
thought our national bird should be a turkey - not an eagle.
You can buy the pattern for 25% off by clicking here.

So now lets go see what the other designers 
have done with Vanessa's block.
Lynne of Kansas Troubles
Barb & Mary of Me and My Sister
Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic
Vanessa of Lella Boutique
Betsy Chutchian
Stacy lest Hsu
Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
Carrie Nelson of Moda's Cutting Table

Jo Morton of Jo's Quilts probably won't be posting
in Blockheads much except when it's her block
 but you might just want
to drop in and see what she's doing.

If so, click here.

Well, that makes 12.
I seem to be Lucky 13.

See you next week ladies.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Moda Blockheads II, Block #4


Roman Cross
by 
 Brigitte Heitland  of Zen Chic


You can go to Brigitte's blog to see what she did with the block by clicking here
and download the pattern by clicking here.

Meanwhile not only has the Blockheads quilt been moving along
so has the year.-------It's almost the 4th of July!
I'm not at all sure how that happened.

It's always a big day around here and since we live in
the country and have had a couple of good rains lately
we can shoot off all the fireworks we want.
  
Long May She Wave

To add to the celebration we're putting a few kits on sale.
There's a 4th each year and we only have one or two of these kits left. 
There is a tutorial on the eagle's wings in Long May She Wave on
my YouTube Channel.  I thought the wings might be a bit 
"challenging" so I did a tutorial on them.  
You can watch the tutorial by clicking here.
You can go to the store to get your kit by clicking here.

Let Freedom Ring

The kit for Four Flags is on sale for 25% off too and I 
left American Spirit on special for one more day (at least).
As many of you know, I love quilts with Flags and Eagles 
so I'm leaving American Spirit on special for at least one more day too.

So now lets go see what the other designers 
have done with Brigette's block.

And Betsy is running around like a crazy person doing workshops and giving lectures (if we all were from the country I would say "like a chicken with it's head cut off" but that might offend some city people) so to see her block to Moda's Cutting Table - listed below.


Lynne of Kansas Troubles
Barb & Mary of Me and My Sister
Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic
Vanessa of Lella Boutique
Betsy Chutchian
Stacy lest Hsu
Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
Carrie Nelson of Moda's Cutting Table

Jo Morton of Jo's Quilts probably won't be posting
in Blockheads much except when it's her block
 but you might just want
to drop in and see what she's doing.

If so, click here.

Well, that makes 12.
I seem to be Lucky 13.

See you next week ladies.



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Moda Blockheads 2 - Block #3

Pennsylvania
by Carrie Nelson


To download the pattern go to
 http://www.modafabrics.com/bh2_cn_pennsylvania.pdf
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 http://blog.modafabrics.com/block-heads-2/  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 http://www.janpatekquiltsinc.com
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 
of
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 janpatekquiltsinc@gmail.com.

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
                                      http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/

                                                               Jo Morton
                                           http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/

                                             Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
                                                    www.lisabongean.com

                                                             Carrie Nelson
                                                  http://blog.modafabrics.com/

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