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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Moda Blockheads Block #41 & A Moda Giveaway

Pinwheel Star
by Lisa Bongean.
To download her pattern go to her blog
by clicking here.


+ (Plus)
The winner of last week's 
Blockhead Mini & Hanger

and the winner is......
drumroll please.......

Mary Ann who said
"Love the block.  The little hanger displays it perfectly."
Mary Ann, if you will email Tammie at janpatekquiltsinc@gmail.com
and give her your snail mail address, she'll send your kit.

If you didn't win (and unfortunately we can't all win)
you can buy a kit that includes the hanger by
clicking here.



And there's still more.
The a chance to win a Moda Give-away.
Thank you so much Moda.
Each of the Moda Blockhead designers is having a giveaway this week (courtesy of Moda).
So once again, make a comment, any old comment
and I'll have the Random Number generator pick a winner
and announce it next week.


I'll be giving away fabric and an assortment of patterns from Lilac Ridge.

 For now, lets go see what the other designers have done with the Lisa's star and see what they'll be giving away.

Lynne -


Have a great week ladies and meet me back here next Wednesday for Week #42 of the Moda Blockheads BOW.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Moda Blockhead #40

Cardinal on a Berry Branch
by Jan Patek
That's Me:)


To download the pattern click here.
And as usual I got to make another little block in order to show you how.
A lot of you probably know the routine by now but we'll go over it anyway.


First trace your patterns onto the matte side of the freezer paper.
 Then cut them out and iron the shiny side to your fabrics.


Lay the fabric on your sandpaper board and 
trace around the pattern with a marking pencil.  
This is your stitching line.
Peel off the freezer paper.


Repeat with all of the patterns except the berry.
Clip the inside curve on the branch and
baste both edges under.


Do a running stitch around the outside of the berry,
put the freezer paper berry inside and draw the thread up around the paper.


 Appliqué the branch and the berry to the background.


Baste under the top and the bottom of the cardinal.


Appliqué the wing to the back


Then appliqué the cardinal in place on the branch.
To learn how to appliqué the points (and there are a lot of them)
or to refresh go to https://youtu.be/whsjyGgS1Y4


Embroider his eye with 2 strands of cotton floss.


And then back to points with the star.
You use the same technique for all points, stars, birds beaks, tails, wings, leafs.  
Once you learn how to do it, it becomes easier and easier.


Now quilt your little block


bind it and put a sleeve on the back for the hanger.


Make a comment, any comment you like and come back next week to see which one
 the random number generator picked to
win a kit including a hanger.

There's another reason to COME TO MY BLOG NEXT WEEK -
 Moda has generously donated a FABRIC GIVEAWAY for each of us and you need to GO TO EACH OF OUR BLOGS NEXT WEEK to enter.  Wow! 6 chances to win fabric.

 For now, lets go see what the other designers have done with the my cardinal.  

Lynne -


Have a great week ladies and meet me back here next Wednesday for Week #41 of the Moda Blockheads BOW.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Moda Blockhead #39

Framed Star by Jo Morton


To download the pattern for the block go
to her blog by clicking here.

The question for this week is
"Have you started your Christmas preparations?
Baking? Shopping? 
Making a gift list for yourself?"

HO! HO! HO!


I did take the Turkey Table Stand quilt off
and put up 


 my Holly Tree Lane Table Stand.
Here you see both sides.

We're out of the kits but we still have the pattern.  You can get one by clicking here.
And if you email Tammie and ask her really nice 
we could probably still cut a kit or two.

Now, lets to see what the other ladies did with Jo's block.

Lynne -


Have a great week ladies and meet me back here next Wednesday for Week #40 of the Moda Blockheads BOW.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Moda Blockhead - Block #38

Peace and Plenty
by 
Betsy Chutchian


You can go to her blog to download the
pattern by clicking here.

Question for today:  "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
Turkey?  Pie?"

Well that ones easy.  
I may have mentioned before that Pep is an awesome chef - 
so is our youngest son, Max.
And I was raised by a mother (my father passed away when I was 8) who
LOVED football - (and basketball, and baseball, and golf and tennis - you get the drift.)
Pep on the other hand went to high school in Hialeah Florida and played
soccer, not football.  He doesn't particularly care for football.
So he cooks and I watch football 
with our sons and sit and stitch.
I do make jello, etc for youngest grandchildren.

My sister Nancy who makes awesome pies comes over 
with a pumpkin pie
and a pecan pie.

That answers the pie part :):):)


Lynne -


Have a great Thanksgiving ladies and don't forget our Black Friday sale this Friday.  Code words BLACK FRIDAY will get you 25% off storewide one day only - from 12:01 am Friday morning until 11:59 Friday night.

Be sure to meet me back here next Wednesday for Week #39 of the Moda Blockheads BOW.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Moda Blockheads - Block #37

Double Delight Star
by 
Lynne of KT Quilts


To download the pattern go to her blog by clicking here.

I love star blocks - appliqué star block, pieced star blocks.
And this one is great.
Thanks Lynne.

Our question for today is
Do you remember your first Quilt Market as an Exhibitor?  When was it?  Was it exciting?  Terrifying?  Both? 

Linda Brannock and I had just left Red Wagon to start our own companies - 
Star Quilt Co. for Linda and Jan Patek Quilts for me.
We both loved the way antique quilts look but you can't really use them 
so we started overdying new fabric to make it look old.

I had designed "Coming Home Again"


and I thought it was pretty good.  

I bought that red striped fabric at one of Linda's garage sales, removed the color and then overdyed it - 
the blue plaid in the border came from one of Brians' - my son's - madras shorts.

So I told Pep "If I'm going to really do this I need to go to Market and I've never been there".
He told me to get the dates and he'd take off work and we'd go.  
He's only missed one or 2 Markets since - like when he got his hip replaced.  :)

I told Linda and she and Bob decided to go too.

We had booths next to each other.  That was in 1995.
Mark Dunn and Cheryl Freydberg of Moda came to us and asked us to 
design fabric.

Our first line, "From the Prairie" came out in l996 and
consisted of prints and brushed wovens or homespuns.
The rest is kind of history.  We worked together until her death a few years ago.
I have no idea how many lines we did - at least 2 a year.
I still miss her.

And I never had time to get terrified.

Now lets go see what the other designers have done with Lynne's block.



Have a great week ladies and meet me back here next Wednesday for Week #38 of the Moda Blockheads BOW.





Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Moda Blockheads #36 - Hooray! Hooray!

Shoo Dat
by Carrie Nelson
made out of my Coral Bells fabric line.


To download the pattern for Carrie's block go to
her blog by clicking here

My - oh my - oh My
We have been having issues with our email address at Centurylink.
A customer called Tammie and said she had gotten a message that there was no such address as janpatekquilts@centurylink.net.
Tammie called and spent hours and days on the phone with them and she could only get our emails by logging into their website.

Our email won't connect to my computer - says the username or password isn't correct.
We changed the password and it still says the username or password isn't correct.
It won't connect to our phones - says the username or password isn't correct.
We changed the password again and it still says the username or password isn't correct both places.

Then yesterday it wouldn't let me into the website - I got an ERROR message all morning.

WE HAVE A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
janpatekquiltsinc@gmail.com.
Please send all emails to that address.

The only problem is my gmail address is connected to my blog and I had to transfer all of my past posts to the new address.
I hope I did it correctly but computers are not my area - quilts are.  
I guess we'll see tomorrow.
Actually it didn't but together we figured it out.

Hopefully you can go from here to see what the other designers have done with Carrie's block.


Lynne -


Have a great week ladies and meet me back here next Wednesday for Week #37 of the Moda Blockheads BOW.



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Lilac Ridge at Fall Market in Houston and Moda Blockheads, Block #35



Here's my cozy little corner
at Fall Quilt Market
in Houston.


Chock full of quilts made from my Lilac Ridge fabric line.

And here is


 Block # 35 - Northridge
by Lisa Bongean

To download Lisa's pattern click here.


Here is the house block from last week quilted and on a heart hanger.  
The random number generator picked

Sorcha girl who said 
    " Easy to follow directions and pictures will help me applique this charming house block.  "

Now if you'll call Tammie at 816-632-7632 and give her your snail mail info we'll send you your kit.
Thanks to the winner and thanks for all of your nice comments.

If you didn't win but want to buy the kit which includes fabrics and the hanger click here.

And since I just got back from a 14 hour drive this is going to be very short - more next week.

For now, lets go see what the other designers have done with the block.  

Lynne -


Have a great week ladies and meet me back here next Wednesday for Week #36 of the Moda Blockheads BOW.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Moda Blockheads Block #34

Log Cabin Block
by 
Jan Patek
(Me, Myself :)


To get to the link to download the pattern 
click here.

And since I had all my blocks made quite awhile ago, I made another one and quilted to 
so I could walk you through it.
And also since I leave for Market today it's going to be mainly pictures.


Trace patterns on Freezer Paper and cut them out on the line.  
Then iron them onto your fabric.


Cut fabric out with a 1/4" seam allowance, lay the fabric on your 
sandpaper board and trace around the pattern.
 This is your stitching line.


Baste the logs under  along stitching line.


Baste edges of chimney under on the top and sides.


Baste under top of roof and sew chimney to the roof.


Baste sides and top of door.


Dot logs with appli-glue using a toothpick.  Try
to keep the glue away from your basting stitches.


Sew logs in place and add door.


Baste window on all 4 sides.


Baste under top of hill


and dot with glue under stitching.


Appliqué hill to background and roof to cabin.



Dot back of cabin with glue.


And since I'm going to hand quilt this block I cut out back of hill.
If you're making the block for your bigger quilt and it's going to 
be quilted on a machine, this isn't necessary.


Quilt as desired and bind.
Sew a sleeve on the back for your hanger.


Make a comment, any comment you like and next week when
I get back from Market, I'll have the random number generator pick one to
win a kit including a hanger.
The hanger will NOT BE A Star
 IT WILL BE A Heart.
I just didn't get them ordered in time for the picture.  
I'll post the picture with the heart hanger next week.

For now, lets go see what the other designers have done with the block.  

Lynne -


Have a great week ladies and meet me back here next Wednesday for Week #35 of the Moda Blockheads BOW.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Moda Blockheads Block #33

Starz
by Jo Morton


To download the pattern for Jo's block 
go to her blog by clicking here.

We had some visitors this week 


Debbi & Laura from Virginia were out shop hopping and came by.
We don't really have a shop - I just have my studio in the loft -
but if you're in the area and want to stop by and say hello,
you're always welcome.

Today is an auspicious day.
As of 7:00 o'clock tonight Pep and I 
have been married 48 years.
Wow!

I've almost been married the whole time I've been alive - give or take a few years.

Anyway - 
To celebrate - we're having a sale.

48% off selected kits.
We've gotten to the point where we have a lot of kits that we only have one or two of.
It's really not worth having a sale when you only have one or two kits but when you have a lot of kits where you only have one or two - it's a good time to put them all on sale.
Some of these are bigger kits and even if you don't want to make the quilt, they're worth it just to get the fabric.

So hop on over to the store by clicking here

and then come back and see what the other ladies have done with Jo's block.  

Lynne -


Have a great week ladies and meet me back here next Wednesday for Week #34 of the Moda Blockheads BOW.