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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Blockheads 3, Block #7

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

I got last year's Mystery Quilt
back from Lori yesterday and
am sewing down the binding.
I also noticed that when I 
assembled the blocks I
sewed the 5 pointed star in 
upside down.  

Maybe I'm reverting to my Mennonite
roots and made a simple mistake 
because only God is perfect.  
Well, I certainly am not.  Usually however,
my mistakes are piecing mistakes, not

This is Muffin Kitty.  He's our new
Barn cat and is a great mouser.
He just showed up in the barn one day
and made himself at home.
Our vet always chuckles when I say
"barn cat".  He has his own room in the
barn with a heated bed and water bowl, has
dry food on demand and wet food twice a
day.  Not exactly your normal outside cat!!!
And believe me he loves being inside the
barn and getting scritched.  It's turned pretty
cold out there today.

Well, that's enough chit chat for now.
Lets go see what the other
ladies have done with Lissa's block.

See you next week. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Blockheads 3, Block 6

by Lisa Bongean

As if you couldn't tell 
who designed it by 
looking at all of the 
small triangle squares.
They're one of Lisa's trademarks.
You can go to her blog to
download the pattern by clicking here.

This is the 1st block in the 2020
Mystery Quilt "Suzanne's Snowmen".
To join the fun,  email Tammy at
 tell her you want in and she'll
give you all the details.

And these guys are my Lavender Orpington
chickens.  First lavender fabric, then 
lavender chickens....What's next?

They really are beautiful.  Big Daddy, my head 
rooster is in the lead with his 2 hens behind and
then the 2nd rooster.
My only disappointment is that they lay
brown eggs like my Buff Orpingtons.
My Aracaunas lay blue eggs I would
have loved to have some lavender eggs too.

But life goes on - even without lavender eggs.

lets go see what the other
ladies have done with Lisa's block.

See you next week. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Blockheads 3, Block 5

by Brigitte Heitland

to download the pattern for 
this very neat block go
to her blog by clicking here


 2020 Mystery Quilt
Susanne's Snowmen
66" x 70"


Mystery Quilt Club

There's always a new Mystery lurking and you're sure to want to be in on the fun!

Throughout the year, our club members receive, sight unseen, a monthly quilt block. At the end of the year you have a great quilt. The full Mystery is yet to be revealed but with one block you just know the rest will create a wonderful quilt. To make sure that you never miss out on the fun, we send you blocks each year unless you ask us to stop.

The charge for each block is 30.50,which includes the pattern, fabric and shipping and handling. The only time that changes will be when we send the borders and sashing. That is the final block and it will be slightly more than the regular blocks. The 1st block goes out in February, so give us a call at 816-632-7632 and join the Mystery Quilt club (I'll show you a color picture of the 1st block next Blockheads Wednesday so be sure to come back then).

                                         Meanwhile lets go see what the other

ladies have done with Brigette's block.

See you next week. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Blockheads 3 - Block #4

My Purple Birdhouse

To download the pattern
click here.
I think the instructions on the pattern
are pretty good but for those of you
who haven't done a lot of appliqué
I'll give you links to a few
of my YouTube tutorials.

For the basics of Freezer Paper Applique
-Jan Patek style- click here.
For points on sewing houses together (large ones as
well as birdhouses) click here.
If you want help with circles like the birdhouse hole which
can be really hard, click here.
Points can be tricky - stars, birds beaks and leaf points.
If you want a little help with points click here.

All of those should get you off to a good start
and feel free to use all of them whenever you need to.

I've always liked purple but
lately I've come to love it.

I used it extensively in my
 50th Anniversary Quilt (93" x 99")
that Tammy Vanderschmidt of Moda
turned into this awesome kit.
You can buy it by clicking here
or put it in layaway
by emailing our Tammie at

Our latest Tablestand Quilt 
is Cozy Cabin
(You can get the kit or the
pattern by clicking here)

It doesn't have much purple 
but purple snow seemed to
be stretching my love of purple
a bit far, even for me.
And my little snow guy seems
to be content with green trees so
I let him keep them.

Speaking of Anniversary quilts 
this is the quilt I made for our 25th 
anniversary.  It was published in a book 
called Together Again by Linda 
Brannock and I which is now out
of print.  Apparently there are a few
copies for sale on Ebay for around $900.
Since Humble Quilts is doing a QAL
with the quilt, I've turned it
into a pattern.  It's a huge pattern and quite
a few of the border figures are large
enough that I had to have them specially
copied and printed.  We've started the process 
and you can buy one now by clicking here. 
They probably will ship at the end of the week. 

 Meanwhile lets go see what the other
ladies have done with my block.

See you next week and lets hope for some warmer days.

And lets keep the snow away for the parade 
tomorrow for our Super Bowl Kansas City Chiefs 

Go Chiefs!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Blockheads 3 - Block 3

Star & Crown 
by Betsy Chutchian

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

Now, do these snowy pictures
look like the ones I posted last week?

This is really getting old.  
I know it's winter but it doesn't
have to be quite so repetitive about it.

I order plant each year from White Flower Farms
but like a few other colors too.

On that note the BOM pattern for 
"Little House in the Big Garden"
 is our Deal of the Week.  You
can get it from the store by
clicking here.

There are lots of things in the works.
I've started the 2020 Mystery Quilt 
and have the first block almost done.
It's called "Suzanne's Snowmen" so
we're back to lots of white.  
Luckily they wear caps & scarves
and there are houses and trees to add color. 
And of course, stars and moons.

The Winter Tablestand, "Cozy Cabin" came back 
from Lori who did her usual awesome job of
quilting.  I should have the binding 
on soon so if I can get my computer to let 
me into my photo library, I should have lots
to show your next week.

Plus, next week is my week on Blockheads 3.
Meanwhile lets go see what the other
ladies have done with Betsy's block.

See you next week and let's hope its warmer.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Blockheads 3 - Block 2

And Block 2 is another star - 
Sunshine Star by Sherri McConnell.

We do love our Star blocks, don't we ladies.
You can go to Sherri's blog and 
download the pattern for her
block by clicking here.

Staying inside and working on quilt
blocks seems like a very
good idea about now.

Its really pretty outside
as long as you can
view it through a window.

Winter coneflowers almost look like cotton balls.

FedEx & UPS haven't been able to get here this week
so things aren't coming in or going out,
the chickens are hunkered down in their houses and
things have generally slowed down.

Pep was scheduled for a stress test in Kansas City
today and we made it out to the highway.  
I told him that these test part was getting to
the appointment and back.

I always write my posts the night before and
schedule them to go up at 12:01 on Wednesday
morning and right now, it's about time for me
to go to bed.  It's been a long day.

But first, I think I'll go see what the other
ladies have done with Sherri's block.

See you next week and let's hope its warmer.