Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Moda Blockheads Week #23

 Blockheads Week #23

What is your favorite brand of rulers? Why?
I like Olfa or Creative Grids rulers. They're clear with fine black lines and 1/8" markings - no fancy colors that glow in the dark. My go-to for everything is from 6" x 24" to 6" x 12" (a favorite) to every size square they make. They get the job done, simply.

Block #23 - Winneconne Star by Lisa Bongean

Lisa's star block this week conjures images of her home on the lake, leisurely paddling a canoe with her favorite cold beverage in hand (while someone else paddles) on a lazy, warm afternoon. I'm sure she doesn't have time for too many of those moments, but wherever Winneconne might be, it sounds like the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
Click on the link HERE to find Lisa's block pattern.

Here are Kathy & Joy's blocks for this week. There's no better way to piece the checkerboard center, so my Layered Patchwork version uses layered star point triangles for fewer seams.
Find my LP option for Winneconne Star HERE.

I always love red/white/blue, so this block is just begging to be made into a small quilt for the summer holidays. Can anyone say fireworks?

Visit my fellow Blockheads' blogs for more inspiration this week:

Betsy's Blog -
Jan's Blog -

Jo's Blog -

Carrie's Blog -


  1. Love the idea of this block repeated in red, white, & blue!

  2. creative grids are my rulers of choice hoping to get a log cabin trim tool one tomorrow at the quilt show. Liking the latest block