Sunday, July 24, 2022


 I don't know about you, but we have been getting most of our groceries lately from the farmer's market. Blueberries, cherries, tomatoes, beans, lettuces of all varieties and much much more. It's a great time of year. Bounty indeed!

Bounty is also on my mind because of a quilt top I just finished.

Bounty is an appliqued top with a pieced border. I used many Minick and Simpson fabrics along with a few chosen Ruby Star Society wovens. Bounty finishes at 75" x 75".  I am taking Pre-Orders right now at - HERE

Bounty will ship at the end of 2022/beginning of 2023. The kit will have the same fabrics as pictured here. There will be international orders - but read the disclaimer on the item listing for shipping information.


Friday, May 20, 2022

Memorial Day Sale

 Today starts our annual Memorial Day Sale!

Everything that is Red, White, or blue (so basically EVERYTHING - except pre-orders) is on sale for 25% off until the end of May. That means yardage, patterns, notions, and kits.  And remember that some of these kits are really getting scarce. Here is a sample of what you'll find.

In the Garden kit

Holiday Kit

Minick and Simpson 108" wide backings

Hartfield Kit

The Good Boy kit

Regent Street Kit

Polka Dot Garden kit

La Playa kit
Regent Street

There is much more - until supplies last.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Blockheads4 - Week 3 - You're At The Right Place!

 Yes, all you blog-hopping blockheads - this is THE place to be this week!!

This is my block - Kouign Amann.

Why is it named Kouign Amann? Well, it looks kind of "crown" like and it reminded me of Polly's and my favorite treat when we are in New York City - the Kouign Amann pastries from Dominique Ansel Bakery. 

Whenever we are in the city we try to stop by the bakery for Kouign Ammans and coffee before we start our day. 

Before we get to the link for the directions to Kouign Amann........ I have some things to show you.  Isabella fabric is being shown to shop owners right NOW and here are the quilts - which you can pre-order right now.

Isabella Half Yard Bundle - WOVENS - Pre-Order

Thank you for following Blockheads 4 and all of us at Moda - here is the link to the Kouign Amann directions


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Blockheads 4 - Week 2


 Jenelle Kent has designed this block for us - called Cooee. You'll have to ask Jenelle what that means - and go to her blog to get the directions HERE.

My block is from a large pile of scraps I've accumulated this year and it is all Newport fabrics.

While all you folks are cutting and stitching your block - know that I am in Florida visiting Polly. I've rarely left the house in 2 years. And. I. Mean. Rarely. I believe I'll need a sunblock #2000 if I'm out in the Florida sun for more than 15 minutes.

Also, while you're stitching and blockheading away.... here are some pictures of the upcoming Isabella collection that will be in shops in September.  The new quilt patterns should be here next month.

Summer Roses



I made Summer Roses with the blue plaid sashing and the backing is particularly lovely. Thank you to Mary Andra Holmes with help on the applique and to Maggi Honeyman for the quilting.


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

It's Back

 Blockheads 4 starts today!! That's right, every wednesday for 28 weeks you will be given a new block pattern to make a wonderful quilt.  

This is the first block - by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Trouble.  You can find the pattern HERE on her blog.

My quilt will be made using scraps. These scraps are from Harbor Springs, Mackinac Island, Belle Isle, Newport, and the brand new to me (and will be to you in September) - Isabella. There will be other red, white and blue scraps thrown in too. Once you go scrappy it's hard to limit yourself.

All Blockheads 4 news will be on our individual blogs and IG posts and of course - the Moda Blockheads Facebook group HERE. 

Pick your fabrics, grab scraps, start starching and cutting and away we go!

In other Minick and Simpson news, with the arrival of Newport fabric here in the studio I have stocked up on kits on the website. 

Also - here is a new sneak peak at Isabella, which will be in shops in September.

Next week I'll show the new patterns we have using Isabella



Monday, March 14, 2022

Kits, Kits, and more Kits

 I (we) have all been waiting patiently for Newport to ship. It is here!  Not only do I have lots of Newport kits in stock - all the shirting fabrics in Newport means I can kit many other quilts that need lots of cream backgrounds......

Here is what is now currently in stock:

Polka Dot Garden Quilt

Check out all of our kits.....


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Catching Up in the New Year

 It's frigid today and after a morning of "chores" on the computer, I can now sit with a quilt on my lap while I hand quilt. The current quilt is a variation on the Beyond The Cherry Tree quilt (or as I like to call my version - Way Beyond The Cherry Tree). The pattern is an antique reproduction from Sentimental Stitches - which I took much liberty with.  The last applique block is now in my hoop. Then, it will be the sashing and the border. Once I get to this part I'm under the delusion I am almost done. Alas, the border is vast. 

Unfortunately, this quilt won't be finished before my next shipment of "secret fabric" is delivered and this will be put away so I can make some top-secret quilts and such. Much fun!!

AND - Newport fabric should be arriving in shops next month. This gives me another chance to let you know I have a few openings for the Blue Pear Block of the Month and pre-orders of half yard bundles.

Also, just a heads up that Belle Isle in the Minick and Simpson shop is almost gone. Right now there is limited yardage and 2 Regent Street kits,

This kit has the large pink floral as the background fabric - as shown in the first photo.

and lastly, 1 Donwell Abbey kit - the small one with the pink background.  And 1 kit of the large Donwell Abbey - with the white background

Keep safe


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