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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Block #31

Interstellar 
by Vanessa Goertzen
You can go to her blog


to download the pattern 
by clicking here

This week we're celebrating Veterans Day - 
honoring all the brave mean and women 
in our Armed Services that keep our country safe.


This is "American Glory" and the kit is on sale this week.
Supplies are limited so grab one 
while you can by clicking here
so you can sit and stitch to keep warm.  
It has turned rather chilly in this part of Missouri.

But 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







Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Moda Blockheads 2 - #30

Gaude 
by Brigette


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

And Ladies I hate to mention the
obvious but the holidays loom.
Pep and Max are busy coming up
with the Thanksgiving menu 


and once we've mastered Thanksgiving,
Hannukah & Christmas can't be far behind.

So our Deal this week is my little 6" Angel
Quilt with it's star hanger.
You can find it in the store by clicking here.

I really missed being at Market but it
was best that I stay home and take care of myself.

But now lets go see what the other designers 
have done with Brigette'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



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

#29

Courthouse Steps
by Carrie Nelson



You can go to Moda's blog
to download 
the pattern
by clicking here.


And this is
Wendy the Witch


Our latest Tablestand kit and pattern.
You can get the kit or just the pattern
by clicking here,

This is Rufus - my cat - or one of them.
Rufus heard it was the month - or day - or something
of the cat and decided that I might need some help
with the computer.
I started typing again when he got up off the keyboard  :)


October 31st is Halloween.
The day of the Jack-O-Lantern
will soon be over.



So we put our little quilt
"Jack Stack" on sale so you
can get ready for next year :):):).

Also because we went to lunch at Jack Stack
(an awesome barbecue restaurant
in Kansas City).  If you're ever in KC be sure to visit.

But now lets go see what the other designers 
have done with Carrie'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

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Moda Blockheads #28

Lincoln's Platform
by 
Barb & Mary of
Me and My Sister


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


Now with Market looming and quilts still needing to be hand quilted
(my Welcome quilt) I need to stop and say a word about 
Over the Meadow.
I was asked by The Quilting Company to film this BOM.
They were to release it and do whatever was necessary to get
the patterns and fabric to the customers.
We have recently found out that apparently Keepsake Quilting 
that was doing the kits was sold to another company
and that company is not sending people the last half of the kits
or patterns.
I don't have the fabric so I can't help with that but I can send
you the last half of the patterns.
I'm not going to Market this fall for the first time in years
due to health issues but the quilts are going.
As soon as I get things for Market tied up I will put together
the last half of the patterns into a file and put it in the store for 1/2 price.
You'll be able to buy it on the website or by calling Tammy at 816-632-7632
or emailing her at janpatekquiltsinc@gmail.com.
I'm sorry for your inconvenience and stress but we'll get you your quilt and assure
you that we had nothing to do with this.  Stuff happens.  :(

Now lets go see what the other designers 
have done with the Lincoln's Platform  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





Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Moda Blockheads #27

Mountain Climbing
by Lynne of Kansas Troubles
You can go to her blog to 
download the pattern by clicking here.


And speaking of Lynne, she'll be joining Jenny Doan, 


and Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister 
and Me


at Missouri Star's Fall Festival
on Thursday the 18th - Moda Day.

This is my new "Keeping Watch Pillow"
that I designed especially to do my demo that day.


It's made out of Betsy Chutchian's latest
fabric line "Harriett's Handwork" and Moda has 
sent me 2 Fat 1/8 bundles to give away.

Come join us.
You can learn all about it by clicking here.

And both Lynne and I will have 
our Blockheads quilts in our trunk shows.


Here is mine and 
here is my advance copy of the book.


I just got it and can't wait to get to sit down
and really look at it.

But first lets go see what the other designers 
have done with the 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

Hope to see you Thursday.



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Moda Blockheads - Blocks 25 & 26

Block #25
Oshcosh Star
by Lisa Bongean


You can go to Lisa's blog
to download the pattern
by clicking here.

And Block #26
Churndash Surprise
by Corey Yoder


You can go to Corey's blog
to download her pattern
by clicking here.


Our friends down the road at Missouri Star are having
a Fall Festival next week and Thursday is Moda's Day.


Come join Jenny,  Lynne of Kansas Troubles, 
Barb & Mary of Me and My Sister and Me on 
October 18th for a fun day.
We'll be doing trunk shows and demos. 
Since I'll be showing quilts using Harriett's Handwork 
by Betsy Chutchian and the line hasn't shipped to stores yet, Moda 
has given me some precuts to give away.

And by the way, if Jenny ever asks you if 
you have red striped socks --- run like the wind.  :0 

Come join us by clicking here.

And this is Over the Meadow and Through the Year



The BOM pattern is on sale this week
To order yours click here.


So now lets go see what the other designers 
have done with the Lisa and Corey's blocks -

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






Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Moda Blockheads - Blocks 23 & 24

It seems I can't read
The Blocks last week were 21 & 22
not 20 and 21.

Anyway, this weeks 6" pieced blocks are 
Block #23 by Jo Morton

and

Block #24 by Sherry Mc Connell

you can to to Jo's instagram page to download 
her pattern by clicking here

and to Sherri's blog to download
her pattern by clicking here

If you follow my work at all, you know that I much
prefer applique to piecing.
And if you can count better than I did last week you
can see that there are 56 or 57 pieces in each
6" block.  This is not at all my cup of tea.


So I followed the example of fellow designer Lisa Bongean
and designed 2 Alternate blocks for us.
To download the pattern for the Angel Block click here.


To download the pattern for the Watering Can Block click here.

I won't go through all the steps for the appliqué because I did
most of the Freezer Paper steps last week.

Draw the head



Draw the pattern pieces on the matte side of the freezer paper
and cut out exactly on the line.  This is your stitching line.
Iron the shiny side of the paper to the appropriate fabric.
Cut the head circle and the hair with about 3/8 " seam allowance.


Clip the hair piece in the center up to the line


and stitch the hair to the head.


Trim the hair away from the top of the head.


Now do a running (or basting) stitch 
along the outer edge of the head. 


Put the paper pattern back into the 
fabric head and pull your thread until
the fabric fits snugly around the paper.
Backstitch and knot your thread.


Baste under the edge of the wings and dress.
Slip the wings under the top curve of the dress
and stitch to the dress.
Baste under the edges of the arm and appliqué to the dress.



Baste under the end of the dress and
the edges of the feet.
Slip the feet under the edge of the dress
and stitch to dress.


Appliqué the star in place.
for a tutorial on star - inside & outside points-
go to 
https://youtu.be/whsjyGgS1Y4


The 2nd Alternate block is a 6" Watering can.
Go to the top and click on the link 
to download the pattern.


After you've cut out the body of the can
appliqué the star in place, then baste under the 
sides, top and bottom of the can 


Cut out the handles


And baste under any ends that will slide under the body.


Cut the spout out of Freezer paper and fabric.
Do a running stitch around the outer edge of
the fabric like you did for the angel's head.
Put the paper back in and pull the thread until
the fabric is snugly around the paper.


Backstitch and knot the thread.


Baste under the edges of the spout and appliqué the
end in place.
Applique the handles and spout to the 
body of the watering can.


Now turn the fabric can over and dot with glue.
Clip inside curves on the handle and appliqué 
your Watering Can in place.



So now lets go see what the other designers 
have done with the blocks -

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