Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Moda Blockheads Week #13

Thank You

It's been a tough week. Your kind words of encouragement and support have helped a great deal. Heartfelt thanks to you all.

And now, back to my therapy - quilting.

Moda Blockheads Week #13

Question of the Week: What is the best tip you've ever learned?

Use the best quality tools available (advice from my Dad, who was in the lumber business for decades and has the tools to prove it) and, when it comes to 1/4" seams - consistency, consistency, consistency. These words of advice have served me well over the years. Consistent 1/4" seams come with practice. Who doesn't love that? All the more reason to sew, sew, sew.

Block #13 - Bowtie Quartet

Here are Kathy's & Joy's Bowtie Quartet blocks. Joy preferred a bit smaller "knot" for her bowtie opting for a 3/4" square (top right). I like both options!

Click below for my Layered Patchwork instructions.

Block 13 - Bowtie Quartet - Kansas Troubles Quilters

I've had several requests over the past few weeks for a traditionally pieced option for my blocks, too. Ask and ye shall receive! Click on the link below for traditional piecing instructions that use the connecting corner method for Bowtie Quartet.

Block #13 - Bowtie Quartet - Traditional Option

I also need to get caught up with last week's Layered Patchwork instructions for Carrie's Puzzled block. So fun to see all of your blocks on FB!
 Block 12 - Puzzled - Carrie Nelson 

Kathy's traditional block is on the left; Joy's LP block is on the right.

Visit all the designer's blogs to see what they're up to this week!

Betsy's Blog -

Lisa B's Blog -

Jan's Blog -

Jo's Blog -

Carrie's Blog -


  1. I love your blocks thanks for the pattern. I hope you're feeling better and sending you lots of hugs.

  2. belle tutte 2 le versioni brava !!!!

  3. I always look forward to your patterns. Thank you.

  4. So sorry for your loss. I hope you get some therapy quilting time in to help soothe the soul.

  5. Thanks for the block, however the traditional option is not coming up when I click on it.

    1. Double click. I tried it and got the download. Let me know if you have further problems and I'll email it you directly.

    2. Having trouble getting the whole page to print correctly. I checked my printer's settings and they seem to be correct. ????

  6. Lynne, how true it is that quilting is therapy! I became a quilter almost 7 years ago after our son passed away suddenly. My mother-in-law taught me to quilt, and your blog was the first quilting blog that I began to follow. I want to thank you for being there for me via your blog, to encourage me to sew in the darkest time of my life. You're such a blessing. God bless you!

  7. My favorite quilting tip was a suggestion to buy a 1/4 inch foot! I have the 1/4 inch foot on all my machines now!

  8. Prayers and condolences to you and your family.

  9. Love your blocks. Hope you are able to gain some peace with your "quilting therapy". My prayers are with you and your family.

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  12. Hello,

    I have a question. I never made layered PW. Have I to iron the seams or are there in the C Square no seams??

    Is there somewhere a tutorial for layered PW?

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