It’s Wednesday again and time for another Moda Blockheads Block of the Week. We are already on block #16 of 48. Jan Patek is the designer of Flags for this week. It is another applique block and I was lucky to have the red/white stripe and the blue with white stars fabrics in my stash so I did not need to piece the tiny stripes.
To learn more Applique Like a Pro by Jan is on You Tube.
The Moda Blockheads Block of the Week #15 is the T-Block from Jo Morton. This block has many possibilities depending on the color arrangements. I am sticking with my Autumn/neutral palette with the tree block in the center so they will play nicely together when combined in my quilt.
More variations of this block can be found at Jo Morton Quilts or Moda Fabrics.
I am so happy to be a part of this quilt a-long. The instructions are easy to follow and I am always surprised when the block goes together and even looks like the sample picture.
As we all know fabric ‘clubs’, craft subscriptions, block of the month, etc. are very plentiful in many areas of the internet. We get peppered with many ads daily for these invitations and I’m sure many of them are wonderful. I just wanted to take a minute to tell you about the one I chose: Stash Builder Box. They can be found at http://www.stashbuilderbox.com if you wish to read more about them. The thing I like about this company is, in addition to the high quality fabric that comes to my front door each month, a percentage of the monthly charge goes to Camp Hobe. Camp Hobe is a summer camp designed for children currently undergoing treatment for cancer and their siblings. To find out more, please go to http://www.camphobekids.org
March Box (big picture #1) consisted of three 1 yard cuts of a brand new collection by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel, coordinating spool of Aurifil thread, Minnow Quilt Pattern by Megan Fisher, and a signature Sewing Truth Pencil.
April Box (top right picture) was three 1 yard cuts of the Wonderland collection by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel, coordinating spool of Aurifil thread, Dazzling Diamonds quilt pattern by Peta Peace, bonus pattern, Deco Hex, a beautiful quilt label by Story Patches, and a Sewing Truth Pencil.
May Box (bottom right picture) held three 1 yard cuts of Gold and Rose Gold Basics by Riley Blake Designs, Flying Hexies quilt pattern by Simply Bekah Designs, coordinating spool of Aurifil thread, and a Sewing Truth Pencil.
These fabrics are all of top quality, beautiful designs and colors, and large enough to actually use them in a larger quilt. Templates, additional patterns, and tutorials can be downloaded from the website.
Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with Stash Builder Box or Camp Hobe other than getting the box every month. I do not get paid for telling you about this product.
The Blockheads Block #14 of 48 is the Square in a Square by Betsy Chutchian at http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/ As you can see from the pictures, I couldn’t decide which color layout to use so I did both. This is another fun and easy block to construct. It would be great for a baby quilt with fussy cutting the center squares, an I Spy quilt, or any other that a center square would be the ‘star’.
I am having so much fun with these blocks and I look forward to the next Wednesday block. This is the first quilt along I have participated in because I usually put so much pressure on myself that it isn’t fun but this is the exception. The designers are all so talented and it is a pleasure to sew with them.
My June One Monthly Goal (OMG) with Elm Street Quilts is to get this door hanging quilted and ready to use. I would like to say it is a UFO from Christmas 2016, but to be honest it was supposed to be finished to use Christmas 2015.
This is a free pattern from Jennifer Jangles website and my plan was to complete several for gifts. Not exactly sure what happened to those plans.