Welcome to Week #30 of Moda Blockheads!Each week, as I gather more blocks, I'm anxious to see how all of this is going to turn out. It's kinda like a mystery novel, right? Interesting characters, great parts, loads of information - we're just waiting to see how it all fits together. (Hopefully, no quilter in the closet with a bloody seam ripper lurking.) Me? I have a couple ideas, but those will have to wait until market madness slows down a bit. I promise a peek at my setting options soon. In the meantime, I'm loving all of your posts on FB with your blocks in the wide array of color palettes and themes. So inspiring!
Question of the Week - Name a famous quilter that inspired/taught you in the past twenty years.I was drawn to quilting because of antique quilts. I love all things old with a history and quilts are no exception. I took my first quilting class to recreate a vintage quilt I had yearned for at an auction, but alas, could not afford with 6 kids at home to feed. (Geez, they always wanted breakfast.) So, although technically, not a quilt-maker, Barbara Brackman has inspired/impressed/challenged/taught me more than any other quilter I know. Her vast knowledge of antique textiles and quilts is amazing. I use her books as my quilting bibles and follow her blogs religiously. Every time I find an antique quilt, I refer to her rules of how to date a quilt based on the newest fabrics found in it. Barbara, if you're reading this, thanks so much for all of your contributions to the quilting community. And thanks for being a friend.
Block #30 - Four-Patch Dash by Carrie Nelson
I enjoy Carrie's blocks almost as much as I enjoy her blog posts. So clever. This week's block was easy peasy to stitch, but a good test of your 1/4" seam allowances. Sometimes it's the easy ones that trip us up. Click on the link above for Carrie's block.
Kathy & Joy chose similar colors for their blocks this week - Kathy's version (left) could have a Christmas-y vibe, while Joy's block (right) mixes some KT favorites. There isn't a simpler way to piece this with Layered Patchwork, so we'll go with tried and true traditional.
Visit all of the Moda Blockhead designer's blogs to check in on what they've been stitchin' on this week.
Betsy's Blog - http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/
Lisa's Blog - https://lisabongean.com/
Jan's Blog - http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Jo's Blog - http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
And for a complete list of all the Blockheads' Blocks so far, visit:
Harvest Hill Coming Soon!
I just broke open a Harvest Hill charm pack for a project and couldn't resist fanning them all out - just to look at the luscious fall colors. The weather here in Kansas has changed abruptly to fall temps this week, even to the point of a sweatshirt and sox around the cabin. This collection is bursting with autumn notes perfect for your next project. We'll be watching for the brown UPS truck any day now and will let you know when it arrives. Pre-order fat quarter bundles now.
One of the project booklets featuring Harvest Hill is Be Brave. These quilts were inspired by some sage advice from my grandaughter, Aleece, who claims Jr. High is anything but simple to navigate these days. She has been drawn to any heroine with a bow & arrow since she could choose her own Halloween costume. From Merida in Disney's Brave to Katniss in The Hunger Games to Wonder Woman, these are her female role models.
Aleece, these quilts are for you.
|Be Brave booklet with lap quilt, runner & pillow - $12.95|