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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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

And it's Wednesday again

But will it ever be Spring????

This is a picture I took of the brooder houses on Easter morning.
(For those of you who don't raise chickens, brooder houses
are where you put the just hatched chickens with special warming lights
special feed, etc.)
They are covered with orchard netting that looks magical in the
snow to keep the hawks from getting them on the rare occasion
this year that they get to go outside.

And since Wednesday is when we posted (and will post come May)
our Blockheads blocks.

I thought I'd show you a couple of the 6" pieced blocks that Lori quilted.
She did her usual awesome job.  She agreed that she's glad that 6" pieced 
blocks aren't the norm for me.

Speaking of what I normally do, this is one of my BOM's -
Birds & Bunnies, Herbs & Honeys or
Birds and Bunnies for short.  
It's made out of my "Lillies of the Field" fabric line and
even when it was snowing outside, my quilt brought
Spring inside.

So I decided to share.
Both the pattern and the few kits we have left are 25% off this week.
You can go to the store to buy them by clicking here.

I'd better get back to work designing my spring patterns.
I won't be going to Market - I've driven to Portland 3 times and with Pep ill that's enough.
But I will be sending out email flyers with all of my new patterns when I get them all done.
Shops, we're starting a list of shops to send wholesale flyers to so be sure to email your
information to Tammie at to get on the list.
And ladies, if you have a shop nearby where you buy fabric, be sure and tell
them to give us their information so they can be up to date on everything new.

That's all for now ladies. 
Have a good week.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday 14 March -

Almost St. Patricks Day!!!

But first 

The winner of the Spring Tablestand Quilt is 
who said 

"Such a cute whimsical bunny and you can never go wrong with flowers"

Thanks Chris and please email Tammie your snail mail information so
she can send your kit.

And - at long last the last of the Blockheads Mini Quilts

To win a kit, including the hanger, make a comment and I'll have the
Random Number Generator pick a winner next week.

Good luck ladies, I really like this one.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Beeskep Mini Quilt Winner, Tablestand and Sneek Peek

Once again, first things first.
The winner of the Beeskep Mini Quilt

Marsha B  who said 
"I love that beeskep block and the adorable hanger. Thanks for a chance at winning. Love all of your designs!"  
Thanks Marsha and please send Tammie ( your snail mail info and she'll send out your kit.  Congrats

I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of the Flags Mini Quilt kit we'll be
giving away next week.  Be sure to come back and make a comment
to enter the drawing.

Here's the Spring Table Stand Quilt
Bunny Hop.

I suppose we could have a drawing for this kit too.
Yes, lets do that.

For a chance to win this kit 
make a comment 
and I'll have the good old 
Random Number Generator pick a winner
and we'll announce it next Wednesday.

Or if you don't want to wait a week to get started you can click here
to go to the store and buy one or join the Tablestand Club 
(go to Jan's Clubs in the store) for information and to join.  
If you win the drawing we'll refund your money. 

Have a great week ladies.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

And It's Wednesday Again....................

First things first - - 
We need to announce the winner of the drawing for the
Basket Mini Quilt Kit w/hanger.

The Random Number Generator picked Diane who said
"Sewing comes easier these days as a way to enjoy the day.  
Another Snow Day - Hooray!"
Diane, if you will email Tammy at 
and give her your snail mail address, she'll send you your kit.

Also, Tammy asked me to tell all of you that if you won a kit 
and haven't gotten it, please email her.  She misplaced her list on her desk.  :(

And as promised we have another little 
Blockhead Mini Quilt Kit w/hanger -
The Beeskep.
I just love the little hanger - as well as the block, of course.

For a chance at winning a kit, make a comment, any old comment 
and we will have the Random Number Generator pick
a winner to be announced next Wednesday.

Or to buy either kit, click on the store icon on the top of
the right hand column and do a search when you get there.
Or click here to get to the store.

We still have one more 6" Blockhead Block (the Flags Block)
to make a Mini Quilt out of and I'm going to 
have to skip a week to show it to you. 
First I need to make it and quilt it and right now
I'm busy quilting the Spring Tablestand Quilt - Bunny Hop.

It's called Bunny Hop because the Easter Bunny hopped
on his favorite rooster to help him deliver the Easter Eggs.
(Or since it will soon be after Easter to take a ride 
to see the Spring Flowers.)

 For information on our clubs and to join the Tablestand Club 
(or any of our other clubs)  click here and go to Jan's Clubs.

So - back to quilting and see you next Wednesday
Be sure to make a comment for a chance to win a Beeskep kit.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Huzzah! Huzzah! And it's still Wednesday

Moda Blockheads
Basket Mini Quilt 
w/ hanger.

If you're just joining and need to download the pattern
please click here.

For a chance to win a free kit including the hanger
make a comment, any old comment,
and the Random Number Generator will pick a winner to 
be announced next Wednesday.

If you want to buy one now, click on the store icon on the 
top of the right column.

We'll also have the Beeskep Mini Quilt and hanger next week.
They all finally came in.

Good luck ladies and
see you next week.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day All ----- Blockheads -Good News and Bad News

First the Good News.
Lissa at Moda has said we can notify you that there will
definitely be a 2018 Moda Blockheads!!!!!

The exact details are being worked out, (yardage, block sizes, etc) but it is 
definitely a go and I am so excited.
So stay tuned on Wednesdays for further developments
and get your 2017 quilts finished if you haven't already.

Now, for the bad news (:

I have the Blockheads Basket Mini ready
but the hangers didn't get here in time.

Hopefully they'll be here by next week and we can have a drawing
for the little quilt and the hanger.

Meantime this is Summertime - one of my favorite
little wallhangings.
Aren't we all pretty well ready for Summer?

I know it's only Valentine's Day but I am definitely ready.
To help us along, we put the kit on sale for 15% off for a week.

Right now what I'm doing is putting Digital copies of all of the Lilac Ridge, 
Sycamore and Coral Bells quilts in the store, slowly but surely.

Well, back to work.
See you next Wednesday - hopefully with a 
Blockhead Mini Quilt and hanger to give away.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Moda Blockheads- Backing up a bit -Block #10

Basket & Flower
by Me
If you've recently joined you can download
the pattern by clicking here.

This was my second block.  Originally I didn't show people
the steps I take to appliqué each block - mainly because I thought 
they already knew.
But as the Blockheads progressed I realized a whole 
lot of people didn't -  so I started doing blog tutorials.
I also have You Tube tutorials and you can
see my YouTube tutorial on baskets, handles 
and flowers by clicking here.

I did blog tutorials for each block except the first 3.  To do a tutorial I had to 
make another block and if I was going to make another block I might as
well turn it into a Mini Quilt.   So that's what I did.

And today, since we finally got our new store in some kind of working order we're having a celebration sale.  Use the code Eureka15 to get15% off storewide.
You can go to the store by clicking on the picture in the top left column.  (We still have
a few bugs to work out so please bear with us.)

 Anyway, I decided to back up and do the first 3 Moda Blockhead blocks again 
so I will have the complete set of Blockhead Mini Quilts.
I didn't have time to get one done for today but the
next 3 Wednesdays I'll do a Mini Quilt with hanger for the
Basket block, the Beeskep Block and the Flags Block.
And then each week you'll have a chance to 
win a free kit for the Mini Quilt.

Meantime I can tell you about this awesome article Dana Jones wrote about me
for The Quilting Company.  It was great of her.  Thank you so much Dana.

This is Pleasant Gove Primer, a teaching quilt I designed 
using my Sycamore Fabric line.  
Last summer I drove to Golden, Colorado and filmed a set of tutorials
teaching Needleturn Applique and the class was released on February 2nd.
Dana wrote the article for their website.  You can read it by clicking here.  
You can also sign up for the class either there or by clicking on the top box
on the left column.

Well, I'd better stop blogging and get to work sewing :)

Have a good week ladies.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Block #48 - - - "Last but by no means Least"

Carrie Nelson

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

Now for the second stage - The setting.

Here is what I have decided to do with mine

To download the pdf with measurements, etc. click here.

And for a sneak peek at the colors and fabrics .............

Oh - and another fun thing I've been working on

My Feathered Star SAL
Size: 88 x 100”
Designed by Jan Patek                        Sewing by Norma Whaley
Quilted by karen Morgan

Come join me with Julie Kursave and Trish of Attic Heirloom Quilt Shop 
as we make this awesome quilt.
Click here to get information.

Now lets to see what the other designers did with Carrie's awesome block 
and see what their setting ideas are.

Lynne -

Have a great week ladies and meet me back here next Wednesday for more Blockhead news.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

And today it's 47! which is

Starry 9-Patch
Lisa Bongean

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

Now for the winner of the kit for the 
Cat and Dog Mini quilt
including the hanger.

The Random Number Generator
Amy who said

"Oooh, I haven't finished the cardinal yet. And we only have one dog in the family who doesn't like cats. Hmmm, I'll use the star from your last Blockhead pattern, since he is the family prince."
Good thinking Amy.
If you'll email Tammy at and give her your snail mail address, she'll mail you your kit.
Pleasant Gove Primer

Do come join me in making Pleasant Grove Primer, 
a tutorial quilt for learning
Click on the words for details.
You can download the course which includes the pattern, buy a kit or use your stash.
If you register before Feb.2nd and use the code JAN10 you'll get 10% off.

Right now let's go see what the other's have done with Lisa's block.
Lynne -

Have a great week ladies and meet me back here next Wednesday for Block #48.