Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Moda Blockheads Week #18

Question of the Week:

Do you sew or stitch every single day? Do you plan it? Or is it a habit? How much time do you spend each day stitching?
I have good intentions to sew every day, but something always seems to get in the way. I spend more time on the computer designing and writing patterns. When I receive new fabric, I sew like crazy for days and nights, then it's market, and I'm done. Kinda feast or famine around here, I guess. I plan to make a small red/tan/blue project over the July 4th weekend as a birthday present to myself, and usually do the same New Year's Day. Not my fabric, not my pattern, something totally for fun. I look forward to it all year. I think I need to add a few more fun sewing days to my calendar.

Heading North

I'm on my way to Canada to teach/play at two quilt shops next week - Chicken Feed Quilts in Coaldale, Alberta (July 10-11) and Beaver Creek Mercantile in Caroline (July 13-14) just a few hours away. If you're in the area, I'd love to meet you! Call the quilt shops above for more information on program/workshops.

Moda Blockheads Week #18

Rocky Mountain Puzzle by Carrie Nelson
Simple block, good bones, looks great in multiples creating a secondary pattern. What more could you ask for? Click on the block name above to go to Carrie's blog for instructions.

My piecers did their thing - Kathy's traditionally pieced block is on the left, Joy's layered patchwork block is on the right. It's really hard to tell the difference from the front, but there's a major difference in the number of seams on the back. By layering a triangle over a square & topstitching, your background doesn't change so your block is easier to piece and is true to size with very little chance of losing points.

Click here for my Layered Patchwork optional instructions for Block #18.

See what my Moda designer friends are doing this week:

Betsy's Blog -

Lisa Blog -

Jan's Blog -

Jo's Blog -

Carrie's Blog -

Don't forget - the Moda Blockheads Directory is available for all the block instructions to date.


  1. I try to stitch every need to to get all my projects done before Christmas.

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  2. I sew or work in my sweat shop every day. It is not planned but it is my happy place and the third place I head every morning (bathroom, coffee and Sami the Wonder Dog potty, and sweat shop.)I guess that makes it a habit. I am there for at least 4 hours a day, 7 days a week. When I am engrossed in a project I can sew up to 10 hours a day. Yep....I am one of those crazy quilting ladies.

  3. I use to try to get some sewing or quilting in everyday but lately life has been getting in the way. LOL

  4. Lynne - I have signed up for your workshop and trunk show in Caroline Alberta and I am really looking forward to meeting you.

  5. I would love to sew every day, but it just doesn't happen. But I do try to get my mo-jo going, as my love of fabric just draws me in.

  6. I believe it's your birthday today ... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Wishes for a fun day (with some sewing) and a GREAT year!! Linda H

  7. I try to sew every day - I feel like I have left something undone if I don't.
    Happy Happy Birthday Lynn & a very blessed year ahead.

  8. So sorry I miss spelled your name. I should know better - my middle name is Lynne😊

  9. Happy Birthday! I try to sew every day, but that doesn't always work out.

  10. I sew everyday in the winter, but for some reason I read in the summer. I still stock up on fabric, though!!

  11. I try to sew or embroider everyday - but with summertime I don't always do that as I enjoy being outside.