Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Moda Blockheads - Block #22

I finally have a name of my latest Wallhanging/Throw kit.  
This is Autumn Glory named by Lyn.  
Lyn, if you will email us at janpatekquilts@centurylink.net 
and give us your snail mail information, etc. we will get a kit out to you.

There were lots of great names and if I use any of the others for a pattern, I'll send you a free pattern.

 

If you didn't win, you can still purchase a kit by clicking here.

And I know you all are really ready for your 6" block
so click here for the pattern.
It probably says "Block #4" but it's really Block 22 - It's just my 4th block.


I've decided to do a picture tutorial on all of my blocks.
Since I had all my blocks done before we started that means making another one.
Sooooo - I figured I might as well
quilt it and put it on a hanger.
One for the bigger quilt and one for the wall.  :)



We start out as usual drawing the patterns on Freezer Paper, cutting them out and ironing the paper to our fabric.  Then cut out of fabric with about a 1/4" seam allowance.







 Baste under both sides of the pole for the stand but not the ends.
The top end with go under the stand and the bottom end is in the seam allowance.



Then baste under the stand.


Cut your 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" background piece, 
fold it into and finger press it to mark the center.



Fold the pole piece in two and sew it in place.


Sew the stand in place and baste under the sides and bottom of the house.
Set the roof in place so you can position the holes correctly.


Cut out the freezer paper hole and then cut the fabric about 1/4" to 3/8" larger.


Do a running stitch around the outside of the fabric.  
The paper will probably come off which is fine 
because it will go on the inside anyway.


Place the paper circle inside,


 pull your thread tight and do a stay stitch.



Now sew the holes in place.


Clip the inside of the curve on the roof in 3 places.  
1 clip makes a point, 3 clips make a curve.


The inside curve on the roof and the bird as well as the points on the bird and wing are covered best in my filmed tutorial which you can watch by clicking here.
I would really suggest watching it, especially if you're somewhat new to appliqué.


Applique the wing to the bird and embroider it's eye using 2 strands of cotton floss.
Baste under the bottom of the bird so you can be sure where it sits on the roof.
Then applique in place.


Since I was going to be hand quilting my little block, 
I cut the back out behind the house and the bird.


I put my back in my hoop, laid a piece of batting in place
and pinned the block to both.
Then I stretched it and quilted it.


 I cut my binding strip at 2" instead of 2 1/2"


and sewed a little sleeve on the back.


 I like it so much I decided to share.
So make a comment, any old comment, and I'll have the random number generator pick a number next Tuesday night and send the winner a little kit, including the hanger.  I'll announce the winner next Wednesday with Block #23.

I had so much fun with it that I think I'll back up and make a little Mini Quilt for the 1st 3.  I won't do a full tutorial on them but will just post the finished one when I post one of the pieced blocks so be watching my blog for a chance to win a kit.
Now to find little hangers that go with the blocks.  :):):)

Lets go see what the other ladies did with my little birdhouse.


Lynne -

Have a great week ladies and meet me back here next Wednesday to see if you won and for Week #23 of the Moda Blockheads BOW.

84 comments:

  1. I love your little birdhouse!!

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  2. Thank you for the patterns that you have contributed. I'm ready to sew tomorrow! Good night 🌙

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  3. Congrats to "Autumn Glory" winner! Now onward to this cute little birdie!

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  4. This block is so darn cute, Jan!!! I will make an extra little quilt of it, too! Thank you!!! Love the name Autumn Glory for your flag quilt - congratulations, Lyn!!!!

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  5. This block is so adorable! Thank you for the pic tutorial and video! I am excited to try this block!

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  6. Jan, During Week 1 of Blockheads, I ordered the house used in Autumn Glory for the center of my Blockhead Quilt. I just love your work. Thanks so much for your blocks.

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  7. Thank you again for the applique blocks thrown into the sea of triangles. I have to think about what color to make the bird, but if I win it will be goldish yellow. :)
    robinsbusiness@hotmail.com

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  8. I have a thing for birds! This applique block is very cute. It will be a challenge for a beginning quilter like me. But, I intend to watch the YouTube videos you suggested. Thank you for your participation in Moda Blockheads!

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  9. Simply adorable block! ❤️ it!

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  10. Love your patterns and the birdhouse is a favorite!

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  11. Hoping I win this cute little block kit ... You already know that you are my favorite! :-)

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  12. Such a versatile block. You can do this block for each season & change the bird to those who appear each season. Excellent name suggested by Lyn.

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  13. Adorable block, wonderful applique!

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  14. Cute bird and bird home. I can see a quilt with seasonal birds and bird houses may be on the "do" list. Congratulations to the winner for naming the Autumn Glory wall hanging.

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  15. Very cute birdhouse! I could also see using buttons as the hole on the house as well!

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  16. This is too darn cute! Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques with us.

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  17. I LOVE that block. It brings back many happy memories of my mom who LOVED birds! She collected glass/wood, etc. ones and had them all over her house.

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  18. I love the additional instructions which you provide. Thank you for the extra time and effort you put forth for all of us quilters !

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  19. Thank you for the photos of each step. I am a fairly new appliquer and want to improve. Looking forward to tackling this bird block!

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  20. Sweet little bird on your birdhouse........and always good to have refresher tutorial on applique since I usually forget a little something that makes my applique life better....thank you, Jan.

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  21. I've found success with first sewing my applique pieces to a lightweight interfacing so my edges are "pre-turned". Works for me!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  22. Adorable block. Looking forward to making it.

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  23. I love appliqué. This is fun as usual..

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  24. I love it! Thanks so much for the tutorial 💕

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  25. Your bird is so tweet! Thanks, Jan!

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  26. Love it ... thanks for the tutorial. Fun, fun, fun ...

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  27. Wish I was as talented as you Jan! Luv this little birdhouse block!! :)

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  28. Love your applique. Working on getting all of your patterns. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Such a tweet little block and I love the fabric choices you made in the tutorial version. Can't wait to get started!

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  30. Your tutorials have helped me so much! I am slowly gaining confidence with applique so thank you for the "cyber push" in the right direction!

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  31. I've grown in confidence doing applique during this challenge due to your blocks. Thanks for the wonderful, educational and creative opportunity! Love them all.

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  32. This is so cute! I love all of your designs.

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  33. I love your tutorials, as well. You have helped me gain confidence with my hand applique. Great job!

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  34. That little bird is so sweet! I'm still pretty new to hand appliqué but watching you on you tube has helped me so much. Thanks for sharing your talents :-)

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  35. I love to applique and this little bird is so cute. I think I would like to do this as a gift for a good friend.

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  36. Love all your appliqué blocks and am finding your videos most helpful. Thanks!

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  37. I'm attracted to anything with a bird or a birdhouse! Thanks for a great block.

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  38. It is very cute. Birdhouses are fun.

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  39. Thank you for the cute bird block and the informational tutorial

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  40. I love your step by step instructions.

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  41. Very cute!!!!!! I would probably do machine appliqué!!!!!!

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  42. LOVE birdies!! Thanks for the great tute Jan! <3

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  43. hi jan....i love love love this little block. it is so very sweet and thanks for the tutorial. there is always something new to learn. wish me luck to be a winner on this one. janet

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  44. Love your tutorials and your designs! Thank you for teaching us!

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  46. Very cute block. It makes a perfect wall hanging. Janet M.

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  47. Your little block is adorable! I love your patterns, thank you for sharing.

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  48. Love this little birdhouse/bird block. So cute, Jan. The tutorial is much appreciated, too. Very informative and helpful!

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  49. So, this is an adorable block/mini-quilt! Birds are one of my favorite things right now. Thanks, Jan Dudley

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  50. Love your block! Thanks for a great giveaway and the chance to win.

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  51. Soooo cute! Love all your patterns!

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  52. What a sweet little block. Thanks for the tutorial and the link, I can always use some refreshing on applique technique.

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  53. What a cute block! Love it....

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  54. Love the block. I am always inspired by your patterns.

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  55. Jan precioso bloque!!
    Gracias por la oportunidad para participar

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  56. Love, love, love it!! I will do the little quilts as well. Great idea! Thank you so much!!!

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  57. I always appreciate your tutorials. Thank you

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  58. Would love to win the adorable birdhouse wallhangin!!

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  59. Enjoy your blog : )
    Thank you for sharing

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  60. I just love this little bird and house. I would love to win it. Thanks for all your instructions, they sure help me.

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  61. Love the block Jan, I just hope by the end of this challenge I can master needle turn appliqué! I love your beautiful designs!

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  62. Always enjoy your appliqué patterns; love the bird and house!

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  63. Very cute block! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  64. Fingers crossed!xx I just watched the video and will try this one by hand...all the others for the Blockheads I've done by machine. Ps: Joseph took the picture cracked me up!

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    1. That was my husband. And he quite often cracks me up. Think it's one of the reasons we've been married 46 years. :)

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  65. You have the cutest fabrics. I love your sense of humor! Thanks for sharing. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  66. Your tutorial was very helpful and has motivated me to try hand applique. I really like seeing your fabric choices and style.

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  67. Love your designs. I am working on one of your BOM'S right now

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  68. What a wonderful little block. I love birds, and this one is so sweet. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  69. I love your bird! Thanks for the tutorial too.

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  70. Adorable bird and bird house! I love your directions and pictures!!
    Susie

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  71. Love your work. Patterns are interesting and fun. Will be trying this block very soon...after I feed the real flock of tame and wild birds I care for. Nuts about finches.

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  72. I absolutely love your appliqué blocks!

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  73. Thanks so much for this adorable block. I was beginning to wonder if we'd get any more applique blocks, it's been a long time.😉

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  74. Thanks for the appliqué lessons - always more to learn.

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  75. Adorable block! I love anything with birds. And the applique class was terrific too. You really can teach an old dog new tricks!

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  76. How about Evening Journey. or Evening Adventure. The dog is headed home or down the road for an unknown journey and the geese are headed out on their own adventure .

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  77. Just discovered your website because of the blockheads and love what you do. Your work has all the elements I love - home, birds, flag. Anyway to get the free pattern you're giving away at your Septemberfest? I live in Arizona so don't think I'll be able to go visit.

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