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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Moda Monday on Wednesday - Blockheads # 20 and 21

Since Block #20 is my block 
we'll to first to 
Block #21
Economy Path
by Laurie Simpson
To go to her blog to 
download the pattern click here.

And Block #20
To download the pattern click here.

And for those of you who are new to my form of 
Freezer Paper Needleturn Applique I'll go through 
some of the steps.

First, cut a 6 1/2" background square.
Then trace the circle from the pattern page on the matte side 
of Freezer Paper and cut it out.
Iron the circle shiny side down to the back of the fabric 
you chose for the circle.
Cut a fabric circle out with approximately 3/8" seam allowance.

Now, do a running stitch - a long loose stitch like a basting stitch -
around the edge of the fabric circle.
Your paper circle will probably come loose but that's OK.

When you complete the running stitch place the paper 
circle back inside the fabric circle

and pull the end of the thread so that the 
fabric comes up around the paper.
With a circle this size you may have to pull
from both ends of the thread (from the knot and the needle)
to get an even distribution around the circle.
Then tie the ends or make a backstitch to secure the thread.

Now take appliglue and dot around the outside edge.  I use a toothpick 
to dot the glue because I don't want any glue on the paper.

Now put the background square on a level surface 
(I'm using my Lap App) and press the circle firmly in place.

Set the background and circle aside to let the glue dry
while you deal with the star.


Trace the star from the pattern onto the matte side of Freezer Paper.

Cut it out exactly on the line and 
iron the shiny side of the paper to your star fabric.
Lay your fabric on a sandpaper board to 
hold it in place and trace around the pattern edges 
with a sharp marker.
This is your stitching line.
Cut the star out of the fabric with a 
1/4" seam allowance (approximate).

Mark the top of the star in the seam allowance.

Turn the block over and carefully make a slit to remove
the paper circle.  If you are hand quilting the block, 
you probably will want to remove the 
background fabric behind the circle also.

Now appliqué the star to the circle.
To watch my tutorial and get some tips on appliquéing stars
click here.

I used my Lap App to make the 6" block so I put it on special for you.
It's our Deal of the Week (top left column).

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

Jo Morton of Jo's Quilts probably won't be posting
in Blockheads much except when it's her block
 but you might just want
to drop in and see what she's doing.

If so, click here.

Well, that makes 12.
I seem to be Lucky 13.

Until next week ladies, 
Keep quilting.:)


  1. Thanks for a great tutorial, Jan! Also, watched your video on appliqueing points. Wonderful!

  2. Great pattern, and wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much!


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